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Ray McGuire Wants To Be Your Huckleberry

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A spicy conversation about McGuire's wealth — and what'll happen to it if he's elected mayor.

From FAQ NYC
On February 25, 2021

A Survivor’s Little Death

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It felt as if I were walking for the first time in my life — left, right, left, right — all my mind could manage.

From Popula
On February 25, 2021

Home

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Home in a wartorn country is ________________

From Olongo Africa
On February 24, 2021

Review: The Magician On The Skywalk

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In one scene, the magician morphs into a clumsily animated CGI zebra.

From No Man Is an Island
On February 23, 2021

SANDWICH RECIPES DEP’T.: Beef-Loaf Sandwiches

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Press the slices together and cut into triangles.

From Hmm Weekly
On February 24, 2021

The Summer I Became A Warrior for Christ

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It might be easiest to read my middle school defection to Baptist summer camp as an act of rebellion. I don’t think that was it.

From Preachy
On February 22, 2021

Preachy Playlist: In The Year of Our Lord

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A primal scream for your weekend

From Preachy
On February 19, 2021

MOBY-DICK; Or:

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How I learned to stop worrying and love the whale

From Awry
On February 18, 2021

Jack Pendarvis’s Moby-Dick

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'Have you seen the white whale?' Ahab asks.

From Popula
On February 18, 2021

Death of A Disco Dancer

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On set, visibly queer background actors are often used to provide an 'outrageous' backdrop for the prim and proper leads.

From Popula
On February 19, 2021

What Does A Drag Queen Wear to A Funeral?

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A Los Angeles drag queen reflects on putting the 'fun' in 'funeral'

From Popula
On February 22, 2021

THOUGHT DEP’T.: Mars

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

From Hmm Weekly
On February 23, 2021

Newsom Called on the Companies Lobbying Him to Fund His Pandemic Response

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Newsom requested $226 million in donations in 2020.

From Sludge
On February 23, 2021

ASK THE SOPHIST: Too Many Books?

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Can you please tell me why it's OK for me to buy more books?

From Hmm Weekly
On February 22, 2021

Monday Song: Thank You For Being A Friend

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you're a pal and a confidante

From The Brick House Cooperative
On February 22, 2021

MR. WRONG: Hold The Onions

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EVERY TIME I chop onions (I am not good at it) I remember that movie about Julia Child where she enrolled in the famous Cordon Bleu, and there was a lab where the baby Bleus hadda learn how to chop the onions, because the onion is a building block of gastronomy or something. Your whole […]

From Hmm Weekly
On February 19, 2021

Here Are the Companies Behind Trump’s Rollback of Shareholder Rights

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A new report found that ExxonMobil and GM led big business groups in supporting rules that made it harder for shareholders to submit proposals.

From Sludge
On February 18, 2021

The Great Rebrand of China’s Nationalist Party

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The party is trying to cultivate a cooler aesthetic on social media.

From No Man Is an Island
On February 18, 2021

Dads Give Me Skateboarding Advice

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A strange man rolls down his window. "Do a heel flip!"

From Tasteful Rude
On February 18, 2021

City on the Verge

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...of what?

From FAQ NYC
On February 17, 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.