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Books: Making the Case for Debt Abolition

When you really stop and think about it, it’s wild how common it is in the US to graduate college or
Sep 28, 2020 • View in browser
When you really stop and think about it, it’s wild how common it is in the US to graduate college or art school with thousands of dollars of debt. While I’m fortunate to be in a better position than many of my peers, it’s likely I’ll be paying my undergrad alma mater back until I die or mysteriously win the lottery. (Oberlin, you can count on the former.)
Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay, a new text by the Debt Collective, picks apart how we got here and what we might be able to do to shift this dystopian reality. Check out Alexis Clements’s insightful review of their case for “economic disobedience.”
Also worth adding to your reading list is a new “pocket guide” to overlooked women artists. Lydia Pyne offers her take on Susie Hodges’s The Short History of Women Artists. Likewise, Ayoola Solarin and Ysabelle Cheung each dive into two timely and compelling graphic novels on our list, Ben Passmore’s Sports is Hell and Ancco’s Nineteenrespectively.
Lastly, check out this compelling excerpt of Darmon Richter’s haunting new text, Chernobyl: A Stalkers’ Guide.
And if you’re observing Yom Kippur, g’mar chatima tovah.
– Dessane Lopez Cassell, Editor, Reviews

Making the Case for Debt Abolition
A Pocket Guide to Women Artists Overlooked by History
This Satire of Sports, Activism, and Policing Might Make You Laugh and Cry
Elements of Adam Pendleton’s Creative Lexicon
A Comic Tells the Rebellious, Messy Lives of Teenagers
Using Language to Investigate Whiteness
The Shadow of Chernobyl
An Urgent Book Club Dedicated to the Climate Emergency
The End of Art History
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