Vol. 40 Issue 1
Feb 14, 2020
From the Editors
We’re gonna be honest. There’s a lot of stuff going on this week. 1917 has 10 Oscar nominations. You’re holding issue one of the Indy in your trusting hands. It’s early in the morning and we can’t think of anything else.
We also have a few confessions to make. We’re new to this. We’re a little too patriotic, a little too militant. We’re guilty on two counts of murder in the nth degree. We’re guilty of delivering you the news exactly as promised—no ifs, apps, or Buttigieg. We’re guilty of five of the seven deadly sins. We’re guilty of green eggs and ham.
It’s early in the morning, but the crowds are cheering in unprecedented numbers, our right hand is on The Undercommons, our left hand raised.
We swear an oath to you, Indy.
This Land, This Land, This Land
Exhibiting visual narratives of Narragansett indigeneity and settler violence in the house Colonial Providence built.
As a small crowd of us huddle on the cold stone staircase, Lynsea Montanari—a Narragansett visual artist—opens the night with a …
Nước is Water
Nước is water. Nước is country. The streams and seas of nước that my parents crossed in 1979 to reach a …
Flights of Fantasy
On Fred Moten and Stefano Harney’s Undercommons
I’m trying to remember where I was when I first read The Undercommons. I don’t remember where I started it, but …
Alexa could not remember when she began to allow the rabbits to sleep with her, in their bed, when Rob was …
Molehills Out of Mountains
A close look at Governor Raimondo's 2021 Budget Proposal
Reading budgets is like eating broccoli stems: miserable! Gina Governor Raimondo’s annual budget proposal, released this past January, is a multivolume …
Taking 287g Agreements to Court
An interview with activist Sherrie Andre
photograph by Steve Ahlquist content warning: police violence Late in the summer of 2018, activists from the FANG Collective, a nonviolent …
Week in Keeping Busy
MEGAN THEE STALLION + G-EAZY = <3 Celebrity gossip rarely startles us anymore. Impeachment proceedings and foreign assassinations have occupied our …
University students organize against the rise of fascism in India As New Delhi witnessed Brazilian dictator Jair Bolsonaro, Chief Guest of …
Science & Technology
Crisis in Discourse
In recent years, China has moved up the value chain. No longer the world’s cheap factory, it has passed on the …