Meanjin: What’s in a girl?

This essay first appeared in the Winter 2018 edition of Meanjin. When she says, ‘we run this motha, girls’, Beyoncé may be onto something. The Young-Girl is everywhere in popular culture: there are the nostalgia-draped girls of Stranger Things, Riverdale and Twin Peaks; the pop-punk stylings of the Broad City girls; Lena Dunham’s Girls; the Gilmore duo; the never-ending parade of international…

The Lifted Brow: All Rapped Up

This essay was originally published by The Lifted Brow‘s magazine blog. All Rapped Up: The Creation of a Hip Hop Space in 1970s South Bronx The right to the city … can only be formulated as a transformed and renewed right to urban life. — Henri Lefebvre, Writings on Cities The right to the city is…