Art for the People's Sake 1

Ryan N. Dennis

Otabenga Jones & Associaes looks to the history of black power movements from the 1960s through the 1980s to edify their ties to the past, to continue successful methods of community action, and to acknowledge the strength...

Mermaid and Knife

Caitlin Horrocks

All axe-work, he says, the beams and the thousands of wooden shingles covering the roof and walls. The beams in the newer bays are shorter, mounted on stone footings, and do not match the towering straight oaks of the old nave...

From the GC Blog

The Storyteller as Sadist (or Zuckerman’s Complaint)

David Mura

        If in the world of our stories, we as authors resemble God, it is because we visit trials and tribulations upon our protagonists, while we sit removed from their world, watching them suffer, investigating their suffering, rendering their suffering. …

Wells Fargo Sub-prime Loans, Baltimore & Systemic Racism

David Mura

On a friend’s Facebook page today, I found a photo of abandoned row houses, presumably in Baltimore, with the caption: “Where were all the folks concerned with Baltimore’s private property when Wells Fargo Bank first pushed sup-prime mortages on Bmore’s…

On Freddy Gray, Baltimore and the Social Contract

David Mura

        At what point does the social contract end? If violence can be wreaked upon you without cause? If your life can be taken from you while you are unarmed and your murderer goes unpunished? If your rights as a citizen have been taken away simply…