The Ghosts Issue

Digitizing the Dead is Capitalism’s Next Ghoulish Move

When celebrities, especially musicians, die, fans rightfully grieve for them, but what happens when mourning marries capitalism?

Marielle, Presente!: A Movement Remembers

Though Marielle Franco was brutally murdered for her politics, we refuse to let the racialized misogynist violence that took her body also take her memory and legacy. Read more »

Missing, Murdered, but Never Forgotten: Violence, Colonialism, and Justice for Indigenous Women

Today, sexual and gendered violence is one of the greatest issues plaguing Indian country.  Read more »

Nijla Mu’min Brings a Radical Portrait of Black Muslim Women to the Big Screen

Nijla Mu’min is very aware of her film’s unique place in the white patriarchal world of Hollywood. Read more »

Excavating Trauma and the Healing Power of Haunted-Home Films

Trauma-of-the-home films have the power to demonstrate human resilience in the face of terrible things. Read more »

Pretty Girls Make Graves: How Female Suicide Became a Cultural Obsession

Whether in regard to fictional characters or actual people, the emphasis placed on the female suicide muse entrenches a hyperbolic narrative of failure. Read more »

Dying Indifference: Confronting the Shame of Alzheimer’s in Black Communities

Until a cure is found for Alzheimer’s, African Americans must break the silence in our communities. Read more »

The Music Industry Transformed Lauryn Hill from Superstar to Specter

Looking back on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20 years after its acclaimed release is an exercise in witnessing promise unfulfilled.  Read more »