Wrapping My Head Around “Defund the Police”: A Review of Alex Vitale’s The End of Policing

The Minneapolis City Council recently voted to defund the police in favor of establishing a "holistic public safety force". This move would require an amendment to the city charter, and so requires a city-wide vote. On the face of it, it seems like a pretty extreme move. And a lot of people on both sides … Continue reading Wrapping My Head Around “Defund the Police”: A Review of Alex Vitale’s The End of Policing

When the Medium is the Message: Some Brief Thoughts on the Movie Adaptation of Toni Morrison’s Beloved

In light of Toni Morrison’s recent passing, I finally decided to pick up one of her novels (having been collecting them at garage and library book sales for years, putting them on the “to-read” shelf). I figured I would go ahead and start with the most critically acclaimed, her Nobel-prize-wining Beloved. It’s a brilliant and … Continue reading When the Medium is the Message: Some Brief Thoughts on the Movie Adaptation of Toni Morrison’s Beloved