Holocaust Daughters: A Genre

Arianna Neumann’s memoir, “When Time Stopped” (2020), is a mix of the daughters’ disinterest and feigned indifference, linked to our inability to ever really know and the refusal of our parents to tell.

“Holocaust survivors do not tell these stories, until they do. Daughters do not ask or search, until we must. And yet we know—students of the genre, as the genre—that all this trauma materializes in our families, in our genes, in our children and in our dreams.”

Letter to My Rage

In this excerpt from her book, Letter To My Rage, Lidia Yuknavitch explores her anger and its potential for transformation.

She writes, “I’m so filled with you, Rage, I’m having trouble figuring out how to route the anger so I don’t short circuit myself and spontaneously combust. I’m angry at the irresponsible responses to a virus ravaging our loved ones. I’m angry that police brutalize Black people like they are gunning for Facebook likes. I’m angry at the piss-poor president, some sorry-ass excuse of a meat sack in an ill-fitting suit.”

#MeToon: How Courageous Feminists United to Reshape the Animation Community

Fundamentally, the catalyst driving #MeToon was the group of courageous women who empowered one another to speak out.

#MeToon has not only advanced strategies for resisting the prevalence of sexual harassment in Hollywood, but also demonstrated how allies such as trade unions can actively promote social equality. Together, women and their allies drew a line—in bold—and the animation industry seems to be getting the picture.

Winter at the Heart of Appalachian Spring

Alison’s Stine’s debut novel “Road Out of Winter” is a book whose setting compels the reader to keep reading—both for the devastation of the current state of affairs, and for the mournfully beautiful loss. Rather than the warming that has been on our radar for decades, or the deadly fear of a nuclear holocaust, or even the coronavirus debacle pickling our planet, Stine’s is a world that has painted Appalachia, an already impoverished farming community, white with snow—all year, for the second year in a row.