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Around press time for this feature, Jose Lopez was pretty busy—as he told us, with his position as Organizing Director for Make The Road New York, he was totally swamped with #ResistTrump work.  Based in Bushwick, Lopez helps Make The Road New York—known as MRNY—toward the organization's mission of building the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services. Recently, Lopez was...
Just a few months ago, Lauren Duca wrote a great piece for Brooklyn Magazine on The Rocky Horror Picture Show, diving deep into just how obsessive superfans of the campy 70s classic really are. A few months later, Duca has taken on a different kind of superfan, as she’s become one of the most important political voices in the country in the aftermath of her scathing Teen Vogue piece on Donald Trump, and the...
Action figures are fun, right? When I hear the term Action Figures, I immediately get visions from my childhood, creating good vs. bad scenarios in my eight-year-old head: Batman vs. The Joker was a common occurrence, with other details always varying. Today, we’ve got our own version of The Joker—and he’s residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. To keep with that parallel, FCTRY, a toy company in Brooklyn, began selling a Donald Trump action figure last...
On Saturday, January 21, 2017, a reported 2.5 million people around the world marched in solidarity with women and the feminist community. Yet while the Women’s March certainly received its fair share of criticism and critique, the most divisive blowback didn’t spout from the shriveled mouth of Piers Morgan, but from the feminist community itself. Many were discouraged by the initial failure of the Women’s March to place women of color in leadership roles....

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