“White people have always slipped in and out of the experiences of people of color and been praised extravagantly for it,” Jenny Zhang, the poet and Rookie magazine contributor, wrote in an article for BuzzFeed about the erasure of Asian American narratives in Western culture.
Editor’s note: Kim Gordon, one of the co-founders of the indie rock band Sonic Youth, currently has an art exhibition on view at 303 Gallery. The following is a response to the show composed entirely of lyrics from Sonic Youth’s influential 1988 album, Daydream Nation.
Hiroshima on the morning of August 6, 1945, was bright, sunny, and perhaps a little uncomfortably warm.
The death of Kurt Cobain in early April of 1994 shocked almost nobody who knew him and almost everybody who didn’t.