The Lioness

Re: arts + culture, labor & indie media
Created 23 Jan 2020
  • oligarchy and resistance
    13 May 2022 1 0
    arts Charlie Lee on the legacy of Catholic-turned-Hollywood-turned-communist Icelandic novelist Halldór Laxness “It is scenes like this that linger in the mind from Laxness’s best works: moments of ac...
  • don't say 'living wage'
    08 Apr 2022 3 0
    media Ken Klippenstein on the staggering surveillance and censorship of Amazon workers. Below is a list of words banned on the company’s internal chat app, now in development. labor Krystal Ball’s sal...
  • Turin, Kentucky
    25 Mar 2022 3 0
    arts Elena Ferrante’s 2005 short masterpiece Days of Abandonment labor The Trillbilly Workers Party + Craig and Ruth Wilson Gilmore on prison finance and local economies media Just encouraging a Trill...
  • Klimov + Starbucks + Liu
    03 Mar 2022 3 0
    arts Elem Klimov’s Come and See labor A Starbucks in Mesa, AZ became the third Starbucks staff in the country to unionize—a milestone, since the first two locations, both in Buffalo, NY, unionized sim...
  • "What is our role here?"
    25 Feb 2022 2 0
    arts Beloved Brooklyn venue Pioneer Works offers up The Broadcast, a spectacular online magazine “in the spirit of our mission to encourage radical thinking across disciplines.” labor Journalists Sara...
  • Lu$t
    09 Feb 2022 4 0
    arts I was planning to recommend this recent Q&A with newsletter favorite Jennifer Wilson—a great intro to her work—then got lost in her endlessly fun, ingenious trove of writings and found a must-rea...
  • on playwriting
    17 Jan 2022 6 2
    I got to write about all the the themes of this newsletter in my favorite book blog/Substack, Book Post. Read it here (and subscribe to Book Post). Layla Khoshnoudi and Abby Rosebrock in Dido of Idaho...
  • "How's your day been, babe?"
    30 Dec 2021 2 2
    arts Verhoeven’s smutty nun saga labor Add to Labor Notes, the storied labor news outlet mentioned here in recent weeks, the one-man operation Who Gets the Bird, a Substack by Jonah Furman. Sign up fo...
  • Laita + Kellogg's + Assange
    14 Dec 2021 3 0
    arts Big thanks to Layla Khoshnoudi for introducing me to photographer Mark Laita’s YouTube channel, Soft White Underbelly. It’s a pretty massive catalogue of interviews with people across the US, man...
  • "Naughty and nasty"
    02 Dec 2021 3 0
    arts Film editor Sophie Corra on “how to break contemporary cinema out of its overly-cautious rut.” In an age when reboots, sequels and Marvel rule, and their indie counterparts feel small and unchall...
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