Category Archives: Culture

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | CITIZEN – CLAUDIA RANKINE

  **NOTE: I wrote this review shortly after reading the book in 2015, but never got around to publishing it – so this is actually an older review!** I don’t normally read poetry, but I’ve heard so much about this book in my blogging community over the past year or so, that I was curious. I ended up reading it… Read more »

BOOK REVIEW | THE WAYFINDERS: WHY ANCIENT WISDOM MATTERS IN THE MODERN WORLD – WADE DAVIS

“…[R]emember the central revelation of anthropology: the idea that the social world in which we live does not exist in some absolute sense, but rather is simply one model of reality, the consequence of one set of intellectual and spiritual choices that our particular cultural lineage made, however successfully, many generations ago.” A friend of mine introduced me to Wade… Read more »

BOOK REVIEW | SUBWAY ART – MARTHA COOPER & HENRY CHALFANT

Subway Art is to graffiti books what Wild Style is to graffiti movies. It documents not only the genesis of a new art form, but also a period of urban history and the birth of hip hop culture. Originally published in 1984, it was the first book to take graffiti seriously as an art form and activity with cultural significance,… Read more »