We stand in solidarity with the uprising unfolding across the country following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Nina Pop, Jamel Floyd, and those affected by generations of structural violence against Black communities.

We're putting together a list of resources for self-education, mutual aid, and ongoing action in the struggle for racial justice.

Search View Archive

Marianne Shaneen

MARIANNE SHANEEN is a writer, filmmaker, and longtime Brooklyn resident. She is currently finishing her first feature documentary, American Furry: Life, Liberty and the Fursuit of Happiness (produced by Brooklyn’s Parts and Labor), about “Humanimals” or people with animal ‘fursonas,’ and an epistolary novel on dead letters and medieval optics entitled The Peekaboo “Theory.”

On Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Hermetically sealed for 20,000 years by a fallen rock face until its discovery in 1994, Grotte Chauvet houses the oldest known cave art. Its 32,000 year old paintings of horses, bison, lions, panthers, bears, owls, hyenas, and rhinos, as well as abstract symbols and red handprints, exhibit extraordinary skill, dynamism, and compositional complexity.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

All Issues