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Left to Rot

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Everything created is designed to decay. Man's detritus was Noah Purifoy's inspiration.

Noah Purifoy
From Popula
On May 10, 2021

Among the Sinners

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The doctors tell my mum that the lump is nothing — a benign cyst that will be removed through a simple surgery. But prayer, myth, and tradition are insurance against all we cannot know and Nanna sends a donation and a letter to the monastery of her favorite saint: Saint Rita.

Saint Rita of Cascia in Palermo, Sicily
From Preachy
On May 10, 2021

SANDWICH RECIPES DEP’T.: DATE AND NUT SANDWICHES

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WE PRESENT recipes for sandwiches from Salads, Sandwiches and Chafing Dish Recipes, Copyright 1916, by David McKay, Publisher, and now in the public domain for the delectation of all, written by Marion Harris Neil, M.C.A., former Cookery Editor, The Ladies’ Home Journal, author of How to Cook in Casserole Dishes, Candies and Bonbons and How […]

From Hmm Weekly
On May 10, 2021

Testimony: From Hindu as Religion to Cultural Identity

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I would later learn that their mother had waited for about a week until a white orthopedic surgeon was on call to do her procedure and that she would yell obscenities at all of the BIPOC orthopedic surgeons who tried to help heal her broken leg.

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From Preachy
On May 9, 2021

A Tale of Two May 4ths

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For what it’s worth, probably more people the world over have heard of Star Wars than they have the May 4th Movement. But the May 4th Movement was a truly world-historic event, as one of the seminal moments in the founding of modern China.

may 4
From No Man Is an Island
On May 7, 2021

Space Object of the Month: May, 2021

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This Friday, we present our first Space Object of the Month: The Moon.

the moon
From Preachy
On May 7, 2021

Who DA FAQ? (Manhattan Edition, Part I)

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Manhattan District Attorney candidates Tahanie Aboushi, Liz Crotty, Diana Florence and Dan Quart talk to Chrissy, Harry and Alex, and each other about what the prosecutor’s office is and what it should be.

FAQ NY
From FAQ NYC
On May 7, 2021

BRAIN ITCH DEP’T.

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Mortal Wombat!

From Hmm Weekly
On May 7, 2021

I’ve Always Wanted to Look in a Dress the Way Albert Brooks Looks in a Dress…

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Wishing I looked as good as a man in a dress is an ancient feeling for me. This one's for all my trans dudes who want to wear dresses but hate being coded as female.

From Popula
On May 6, 2021

Embodied is an Intertextual and Intersectional Masterpiece.

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One of the most exciting and stimulating examples of cross-genre amplification...exhilarating.

From Tasteful Rude
On May 6, 2021

THOUGHT DEP’T.: Back To The Movies

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Do you have a thought? Send it to hmmweekly@hmmweekly.com

From Hmm Weekly
On May 6, 2021

Koch Group Fights Drug Price Reforms After Taking Big Pharma Money

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Americans for Prosperity is hitting six key moderate House Democrats with digital ads opposing reintroduced drug pricing measures.

From Sludge
On May 6, 2021

Facebook Runs Hate Group’s Ads Attacking Campus Anti-Racism

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The "Jew Hatred on Campus" page, which is sponsoring the ads, is a project of anti-Muslim hate group the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

From Sludge
On May 5, 2021

The Manhattan DA Race That Just Hits Different

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Rachel Holiday Smith, Manhattan reporter for The City, breaks down the Manhattan DA race with us.

FAQ NY
From FAQ NYC
On May 4, 2021

ASK THE SOPHIST: Should I Feel Bad That Amazon Sent Me Too Much stuff?

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I had a vision of an overworked, stressed-out Amazon order-picker blindly grabbing the larger box thinking it was the correct order.

From Hmm Weekly
On May 4, 2021

But You Don’t Look Asian: On Being Entitled to Pain

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Who deserves to feel the pain of anti-Asian violence? Who deserves to take up space with their rage? As a mixed-race person, am I allowed to be here? Do I belong?

From Tasteful Rude
On May 4, 2021

Gunda: A World Imbued with Mystery, Love, and Beauty

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Gunda is the kind of documentary film that makes cinema art, a world imbued with mystery, love, and beauty.

Gunda
From No Man Is an Island
On May 4, 2021

Kerry Cashes in on Oil and Gas Stocks

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The climate czar sold his fossil fuel stocks on March 11, collecting as much as $825,000 from them.

From Sludge
On May 4, 2021

The Idiot’s Guide to Religious Reconciliation

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In falling in love with my girlfriend’s religion, I was able to make peace with my own.

library bookshelves
From Preachy
On May 2, 2021

Scheming for Moderna in the Black Heart of Budapest: An Ex-pat’s Vax Adventure

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If I’ve learned anything this past year, living in a somewhat unstable foreign country during a vicious global pandemic, it’s to stay away from vaccines that sound like Captain Beefheart album titles.

From Popula
On April 30, 2021

Andrew Yang: The Man Without Qualities

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The model minority candidate for mayor of New York represents the status quo.

From Popula
On May 3, 2021

An Unwanted Two-Spirit

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There was no place like home, one’s home, one’s ancestral home, especially when one’s first name was Echezona: “Do not forget.”

From Preachy
On May 3, 2021

Supermarket Fantasy and Other Stories

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How can you get the same disease from eating cookie dough that you can from touching a turtle?

From Awry
On April 30, 2021

Playlist: Muhammad Samie

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Preachy presents the music of Muhammad Samie.

From Preachy
On April 30, 2021

ITEMS OF ANTICIPATED VALUE – Item No. 3: HMM WEEKLY 10K CapyBricknote™

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HMM WEEKLY proudly enters the realm of NFTs with a three-part artistic meditation on financial or technological hope

From Hmm Weekly
On April 30, 2021

Weather Review: April 25, 2021

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From The Brick House Cooperative
On April 29, 2021

My Life At The Dildo Factory

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Ever wondered what it's like to work for a sex toy company where abuse in business meetings is presented as consensual bdsm, and the meaning of consent is up to the men in charge?

From Tasteful Rude
On April 29, 2021

A Life of Dignity

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White Americans don't want to deal with ghosts. But our entire family is a ghost story.

From Popula
On April 28, 2021

The Limits of Fulfillment

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Author Alec MacGillis talks about Amazon's New York expansion and America's great divergence.

From FAQ NYC
On April 28, 2021

Caucus Forms to Help Mansion and Yacht Owners Lower Their Tax Bills

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In a press release announcing their formation, the SALT Caucus said they are fighting for “tax relief for middle class families.” However, that’s not true.

From Sludge
On April 29, 2021

Founding Editors

Maria Bustillos

is a journalist and critic whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Guardian, the Los Angeles TimesHarper’s, the Times Literary Supplement, ESPN, Bloomberg, VICEGawkerThe Awl, and elsewhere. She writes the public editor column for MSNBC at the Columbia Journalism Review.

Christina M. Greer

is an associate professor of Political Science and American Studies at Fordham University (Lincoln Center Campus), and the author of Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream (Oxford University Press, 2013). She’s also the politics editor at The Grio, a columnist for The Amsterdam News and a political commentator on MSNBC and NY1.

Myriam Gurba

is a writer and artist. She is the author of the true-crime memoir Mean, a New York Times editors’ choice, ranked by O, the Oprah Magazine as one of the best LGBTQ books of all time. Her essays and criticism have appeared in the Paris Review, time.com, and 4Columns. She has shown art in galleries, museums, and community centers.

Brian Hioe

is a founding editor of New Bloom, an online magazine covering activism and youth politics in Taiwan and the Asia Pacific, founded in Taiwan in 2014 in the wake of the Sunflower Movement. He is a translator and journalist writing on social movements and politics.

Mike Kanin

is the publisher of the Texas Observer. He is the founding publisher of nonprofit local daily the Austin Monitor. His work has appeared in the Washington City Paper, the Washington Post’s Express, the Boston Herald, Boston’s Weekly Dig, the Austin Chronicle, and the Texas Observer. He’s also served as the Washington City Paper’s City Lights Editor and as the co-founding editor of Unfit Times.

Jason Adam Katzenstein

is a cartoonist and comedy writer for the New Yorker and Current Affairs. He is the illustrator of the graphic novel series Camp Midnight for Image Comics and the writer and illustrator of the autobiographical graphic novel Everything is an Emergency for HarperCollins.

Alex Brook Lynn

is a filmmaker and journalist living on the isle of Manhatta. She has written and produced video content for the Daily Beast, the New York Daily News, the New York Press, and Vice.

Joe Macleod

is creative director of Hmm Weekly.

David Moore

is a co-founder of Sludge, an investigative newsroom on systemic corruption, and was director of the Participatory Politics Foundation, a nonprofit organization that built open-source technology for civic engagement.

Tom Scocca

is the politics editor at Slate. He is a former editor of Gawker and Deadspin, and began his career at Baltimore City Paper and the New York ObserverHe is the author of Beijing Welcomes You: Unveiling the Capital City of the Future.

Donald Shaw

is an investigative journalist who focuses on special interests’ efforts to influence politicians and shape public policy. He analyzed campaign contributions at MapLight and was the editor of OpenCongress.

Harry Siegel

is the senior editor for opinion at the Daily Beast. He writes a weekly column for the New York Daily News, is a visiting fellow at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at NYU Silver School of Social Work, and teaches at the New School’s Journalism + Design program. His long career in journalism includes stints at the New York Sun, the New York Press, the Village Voice, and Politico. He is co-author (with his father Fred Siegel) of The Prince of the City: Giuliani, New York and the Genius of American Life.

Sunny Sone

is a writer and editor living in Austin, Texas. Sunny has worked as an archivist, a bookseller, and a city reporter, and is presently digital editor of the Texas Observer and co-founding editor of Preachy. Sunny writes to spread tenderness.

Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún

is a Nigerian writer, editor and linguist. His debut collection of poetry Edwardsville by Heart was published by Wisdom’s Bottom Press, Oxford, in 2018. His work has appeared in African Writer, Aké Review, Brittle Paper, the International Literary Quarterly, Enkare Review, Maple Tree Literary Supplement, PEN Transmissions, Jalada, Popula, Saraba Magazine, the Guardian, and ThisisAfrica, among others. He’s currently a Chevening Research Fellow at the British Library in London and was a Fulbright Scholar to the US in 2009.