EssaysWritingEchoes of Magón

An Essay on Ricardo Flores Magón, the Anarchist that Binds L.A. and Mexico City

 It is no coincidence that Ricardo Flores Magón wound up in the City of Angels. Even though it is over 100 miles from the US-Mexico line, … Read more

EssaysBlood and Sand: Poet Javier Sicilia Makes the Victims Visible

Blood and Sand: Making the Victims Visible

I have spent the last several weeks working with the Movimiento por la Paz con Justicia y Dignidad (MPJD) (Movement for Justice with Peace and Dignity), led by Mexican poet, essayist, and novelist … Read more

EssaysAssembly Required: Noah Purifoy’s Desert Cure

The Transformative Art of Noah Purifoy

Late one winter morning I drive off the asphalt and onto the loamy, rutted earth at the outer reaches of the village of Joshua Tree in Southern California’s Mojave Desert. I am on a … Read more