Abel Ferrara: “It’s in the Blood”
In an exclusive interview for the Continental, legendary film director Abel Ferrara shares his thoughts on the movie industry, addiction, and the importance of remaining artistically independent.
“it was iron: i thought
A fragmentary avantgarde poem by Hungarian poet János Marno, with seemingly no framework, contorted with cynicism, lust, shame, villainy, and terror.
The inhabitants of this plague-struck world, in this poem by Hungarian poet Petra Szőcs, are seething with suspicion, horror, fear, and longing.
Poem by Mila Haugová which touch on exclusion, compassion, the passing of time, and the consequences of the suspension of life because of Corona virus.
A troubling short story by Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki which uses skin color as a way of exploring the traumas of life under a dictatorship propped up by propaganda.
Cheyenne poet Lance Henson shares his thoughts on the “Hungarian Indian,” which can be seen as both a form of resistance and a form of cultural appropriation.
The Hungarian writer Krisztina Tóth reflects on adoption, anti-Gypsyism, and the gut fears that we inherit from our ancestors, and carry forward.
Black feminist author Roxane Gay touches on the challenges of refusing to meet social expectations and the immense pressures placed on women and people of color to conform.
What are the benefits to prejudice? The Hungarian author János Háy explores our advantageous relationship to prejudice and discrimination as humans.
Hungarian author Eszter Babarczy’s short story about a white Hungarian student’s attempts while volunteering to find and solve problems within a Roma family.
Tope Folarin writes on the ways in which reality television, far from offering a refuge from everyday worries, serves as a crucible in which social tensions come to the fore.
In Hungarian writer Gábor T. Szántó’s story, as communism falls and the Russian troops withdraw from Hungary, an elderly rabbi receives an unlikely visit.