Author Archives: aiotb

Learning from (Illinois) Nazis

  Learning From (Illinois) Nazis By Ezra Claverie In the weeks since a white supremacist in Charlottesville used a car to attack anti-fascists, a lot of people have been posting on Facebook the scene from The Blues Brothers (John Landis, … Continue reading

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A Growing Bibliography of Okla Elliott’s Work

Co-founder Okla Elliott served as the managing editor for As It Ought To Be from its inception until his unexpected passing in 2017. We remember Okla as a brilliant writer and an intellectually generous editor who delighted in providing platforms … Continue reading

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LEAD

    Lead By Daniel Crocker In a 2016 MSNBC opinion piece,  Hillary Clinton wrote, “Flint isn’t alone. There are a lot more Flints out there — overwhelmingly low-income communities of color where pollution, toxic chemicals and staggering neglect adds … Continue reading

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LANGUAGE AND LOSS

Language and Loss by John Guzlowski My friend the writer Christina Sanantonio and I have been having a conversation about writing about loss. It’s a conversation fueled in part by the suicide of the novelist David Foster Wallace back in 2008. She … Continue reading

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Author Conversations: Jenny Drai and Elizabeth J. Colen

  JD: Hi Elizabeth! I thought I’d jump right in and say that as I was reading What Weaponry, which you call a novel in prose poems, and The Green Condition, which you call an essay, I started thinking a … Continue reading

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A Review of American Justice on Trial: People v. Newton

A Review of American Justice on Trial: People v. Newton by Assena Fairuz Author and Film Co-Producer/Co-Director Lise Pearlman’s book American Justice on Trial: People v. Newton is a welcome exposition of the key components in the 20th century’s Civil … Continue reading

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Cristina Deptula Interviews Lise Pearlman

  Lise Pearlman appeared in Stanley Nelson’s acclaimed 2015 film “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” as the country’s leading expert on the 1968 Huey Newton death penalty trial. She then moved to the Bay Area where she attended … Continue reading

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