Redemption Song: An Interview with Maxine Gordon

Maxine Gordon built an accomplished career as a tour manager for renowned jazz musicians, including Gil Evans and her late husband, the bebop tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon. She has now turned her talents to archiving and […]


More Jazz to Be Heard: Dr. Yoko Suzuki

Think for a moment of the top American jazz musicians. Whose names spring to mind? Is it Louis Armstrong … or Miles Davis? Dizzy Gillespie? In this thought experiment, it would be highly unusual for the […]


A Writer in Exile: Marcia Tiburi

This is the first of two segments featuring Marcia Tiburi. The following interview is an introduction to her life as a writer, scholar, and activist. For the second segment, read the English-translated excerpt of her philosophical treatise […]


Music as a Mirror: An Interview with Hanif Abdurraqib

Hanif Abdurraqib visited City of Asylum in early February to read from his new book Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest, a collection of essays about A Tribe Called Quest’s rap […]


Freedom to Be Heard

  One evening this past February, five female authors of color — Naima Coster, Cristina García, Crystal Hana Kim, Wayétu Moore, and Shobha Rao — gathered on the Alphabet City stage for an event titled “Beyond […]


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  • How to Talk to Fascists

      This is the second of two segments featuring Brazilian writer Marcia Tiburi. The following excerpt is from her 2015 philosophical treatise How to Talk to Fascists and is Tiburi’s English-language debut. To learn about Tiburi’s story of exile, […]