Joel Schalit / 07 Jan 2024

Travelling at Home

Aperture Priorities Contact Sheet #7

"We'll call it hyperlocal." Working as the editor of a citizen journalism startup in Silicon Valley, my boss was polling me on ideas to distinguish our platform from the new oped norm of the Huffington Post.(...)
Udi Raz / 11 Oct 2023

Jews But Foreigners

The German Contradiction

Over the last four years, I have collected countless pieces of evidence of how the idea of Germany - whatever Germans tell themselves about what Germany was, what it is, and what it should become - is interwoven with narratives claiming 'Jews' and 'Arabs' are different from each other, and deeply rooted in a state of enmity.(...)

Charlie Bertsch / 27 Apr 2022

The Dark Side of Alternative

Tucson’s Whole Enchilada Benefit

When it happened, I’d finally decided to move forward through the crowd, loosely grouped in front of the outdoor stage at Tucson’s iconic Hotel Congress. Beloved local band Sidewinders, the penultimate act at this Whole Enchilada benefit show, was already playing their third number. But I still hadn’t committed myself to the experience.(...)

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