As our new president’s first 100 days come to an end, we could look back on that towering dumpster inferno, or we could focus on amazing South Carolina activists and sports heroes, the sonic art in documentary film, teachers pouring their damn souls into their work, black women as Civil War reenactors (just read it), and much more. Read on, folks! We’re still here.
First up, Columbia, SC-artist and activist Danny Flores!
Paula Mejia, Remezcla
The extraordinary Dawn Staley, championship-winning women’s basketball coach at the University of South Carolina, on the good kind of loss and the great kind of winning.
A deep dive into Barbara Kopple’s sound work in her breakthrough documentary feature, Harlan County, U.S.A.
Grace Elizabeth Hale, Southern Cultures
As an instructor, I FEEL this.
Amanda Crowell, Quartz
“Bennett College women have been in formation for nearly a century.”
Crystal R. Sanders
A feminist critique of the new Netlfix series, Girlboss
Andi Zeisler, Bitch Media
“Part of healing is telling.”
Justin Wm. Moyer, The Washington Post
Eric Thomas, ELLE
A historian ruins Moana, just like historians ruin everything.
Doug Herman, Smithsonian Magazine
A story of religion and rebellion and the rise and fall of Amy Grant among evangelical Christians.
Lyz Lenz, Hazlitt
There’s a TON out there on The Handmaid’s Tale, including the disappointing disavowal of all things feminist by the show’s creator and stars, but take a look at this analysis of race and reproduction in the show.
Susan Rensing, Nursing Clio
In other TV new, Carrie Coon, y’all.
Alex Jung, Vulture
Looking for a way to make a difference on Mother’s Day?
“I stay classy when I’m running social media accounts, but in my mind I’m throwing major shade.”
Shae Collins, The Establishment
“Chinese food was never fascinating for me; it is simply a part of who I am. My family would make annual pilgrimages back to Asia and growing up, the fluorescent streets of Tainan in southern Taiwan, rich with some of the best food in the world, were as much of a fixture in my life as the blistering hot pavement of Los Angeles flush with drive-thru burger joints.”
Clarissa Wei, Munchies
Rania Naim, Thought Catalog