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A family sits down to a Christmas dinner under a holly wreath in front of a fire. In the doorway behind them stands a dark skinned servant carrying a covered plate.

Where are the POC in Holiday Films?

These films offer artifacts of our American film heritage, inventing a coziness and togetherness of Christmas with a dash of entertainment that is apparently only available to and enjoyed by white people.

Emma Livry Dancing in a full skirt

Composition of a Fall

All of them appeared to be composed of sharp angles between muscle and bone, stretched taught and teasing the notion that a body can rip—that theirs hadn’t yet.

Sign reading "you are leaving the American sector" stands outside of Checkpoint Charlie, with abandoned industrial buildings in the background.

Looking for Germany

Before long, I found myself thinking and dreaming in German, and I wondered what Dad would have thought of that.

Selfie of Zara Lisbon nex to the cover of her book, Fake Plastic Girl.

An interview with Zara Lisbon

Truthfully, when I was about eight years old I got really obsessed with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and I got it in my mind that if I could write a play that they starred in, I could meet them.