Behold!! a New Look for the Brick House

in The Brick House Cooperative
on May 18, 2022

WE’RE VERY PROUD to bring you stage one of the Brick House’s beautiful, exciting, long-planned site revamp, thanks in large part to the generosity of Grant for the Web. We’ll be continuing to expand and refine this new look, and we hope you love it as much as we do.

The small but mighty Brick House has published mindblowing new and independent journalism, podcasts, art and essays from all over the world this year. A small selection of recent favorites:

• At OlongoAfrica: grappling with the future of the post-colonial museum in Nigeria, and a eulogy for the “doyen of African linguistics,” Ayọ̀ Bámgbóṣé

Preachy’s meditations on the Trinity River in north Texas

• Uncanny correspondences: Batman vs. NFTs considered at Hmm Weekly, plus the all-American opening day of Hotdog Season

FAQ NYC hosted an in-depth talk on the election maps of New York City and a fascinating conversation with Lucy Sante about cities that were

• In a viral post, Sludge broke new information establishing that Trump administration pick for federal judge Jennifer Rearden—who was recently re-nominated by the Biden administration—worked on Chevron’s infamous case against environmental attorney Steven Donziger

Awry published a sobering comic about Russia’s possible invasion of Ukraine, a few weeks before the fear became reality

• The story of an Indian family’s social media rupture appeared at Popula, as well as “What Kind of Writer Accuses Libraries of Stealing?” a wrangle on the subject of digital ownership rights

• At Tasteful Rude, a Nigerian essayist’s moving thoughts on the everyday slaughter of animals, and a “pie person”’s enlightened baking philosophy

• Taipei-based No Man Is an Island published scores of thoughtful and piercing reviews of films and music, as well as this extraordinary story of a rediscovered Taiwanese sculpture

To grow the Brick House into the powerful sanctuary for independent media that we are envisioning, we need your support! Please consider contributing to our cause.

To celebrate the new site launch, we have a special offer for new Brick House supporters: a MYSTERY SURPRISE. We have many different zines, posters and mugs available!! So if you would like a SURPRISE, please contribute at the $75 level before June 1, 2022, and we’ll be in touch with instructions for collecting your MYSTERY SURPRISE.

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Most grateful thanks, from all of us at the Brick House.