Monthly Archives: February 2016

Juba 1: Red Dust on the White Nile

Hot like the first few seconds when you get into a car that’s been sitting in the warm sun, secure and enveloping. It’s drier than DC, so even at over 100°F it doesn’t go to my head and make me woozy like 90°F does at home. Still, I move too fast for this climate. People […]

Symbowled Over

Right on cue, the bite of the backlash has nipped back at Beyoncé’s stacked heel boots in the wake of her Superbowl performance. As unfortunate as the ignorance is unsurprising, the result of the performance is equivalently significant—and exactly what was intended. If exasperation and outrage are the soil in which revolution plants its seeds, spectacle—from marches to halftime shows—is the […]

For Slippery Slopes, There’s Always Rubber

«Ils doivent envisager qu’une grande responsabilité est la suite inséparable d’un grand pouvoir.» —French National Convention A panel at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a report yesterday announcing they had resolved that it would be ethical for scientists to conduct experiments engineering babies with DNA from three parents for certain medical reasons. The advancement of […]