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“All art is political”: a conversation with Hank Willis Thomas

Since establishing themselves at the first artist-run Super PAC in January, For Freedoms has been working tirelessly to engage the public in critical discourse of our political system. For those unfamiliar, a Super PAC is an independent political action committee which can raise unlimited funds from corporations, unions and individuals. Though the money raised cannot be coordinated with any specific parties or candidates, the influence of these organizations is critical within elections and very well documented....

Preview: Sebastian Junger’s unerring focus on loyalty and the human need for community and purpose

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging (Twelve, 168 pp.) opens in the fall of 1986 as Sebastian Junger is hitchhiking cross-country solo. Raised in an affluent suburb of Boston and a recent graduate of Wesleyan University, Junger was bored with the sheer predictability of his American life and looked for a way to test his mettle as a young man. Instead, he got schooled on the fundamentals of brotherhood, nobility and grace when crossing paths with a homeless man in Gillette, Wyoming....