Poem: Botany of the Coastal United States

Weird how I came here because the books that I read said the city’s toxicity exsanguinates hope dead odd that i chose my domicile on the principle that the prettiest things should cause or decorate a funeral purple lilacs are a little bit tame though they die faster than jacaranda which I made my name … Continue reading Poem: Botany of the Coastal United States

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3 Nights in Vegas, Sober

I've lived in LA for almost three years now. Until last week, I had never made the trip to Las Vegas. Seems crazy, right? I intended to go about a year ago, but something life-changing happened at the same time-- I got sober. After three days of painful detox at home, quitting drinking was easy … Continue reading 3 Nights in Vegas, Sober

Trafficking of Native women begins in fracking towns after influx of oil workers

The buying and selling of Native American young people has increased in towns such as Williston, North Dakota. These sex slaves and others of different heritages began being pimped immediately following the colonization of "man camps" in Williston. These collections of trailers have cropped up as the demand for workers grows well beyond what towns … Continue reading Trafficking of Native women begins in fracking towns after influx of oil workers

A Long Conversation With Crispin Hellion Glover

A Long Conversation With Crispin Hellion Glover by Rachel Knight (Portions of this article were originally published in the New Zealand Herald.) How does one play the Hollywood fame game in order to challenge everything that Hollywood stands for? Actor/writer/director Crispin Glover may be the only celebrity who knows. Glover, who financed his directorial work … Continue reading A Long Conversation With Crispin Hellion Glover

Data shows link between oil workers and violence against Native women

Last week we reported that Sam Hirsch of the US Attorney General's office announced in a private meeting that a lawsuit may be filed against VAWA. The Violence Against Women Act had been passed each year since its introduction in 1994, until provisions protecting Native American women were introduced last year. The bill was supported by … Continue reading Data shows link between oil workers and violence against Native women