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Month: November 2020

Destiny 2: Beyond Light

Destiny 2: Beyond Light is the biggest expansion, and reduction, to Bungie’s live service shooter in recent memory. It aims to streamline the game and take its narrative in a bold new direction. But, in doing so, the new chapter…

We mustn’t close our eyes to violence against campaigning women

Orange the World in Guatemala, photo: UN Women/Carlos Rivera This week marked the launch of a sixteen-day UN campaign to eliminate gender-based violence.  As part of the global solidarity movement they want to turn the world orange.  In the 21st…

Index launches interactive tool for journalists facing legal threats

Index on Censorship has launched an interactive tool aimed at helping journalists to understand whether the legal threats or actions they are facing could be considered a Slapp action. The assessment is based on the journalist’s answer to 13 questions…

What the Fuck!? podcast new episode: Punk poet Penny Rimbaud

Poet and multi-instrumentalist Penny Rimbaud In this episode, Index’s associate editor Mark Frary talks to musician, poet and activist Penny Rimbaud, who founded anarchistic punk band Crass in the 1970s. He talks about why the battle isn’t against Donald Trump…

A Marching Band’s ‘Mountaintop’

Photographs by Dina Litovsky The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps, one of the first queer marching bands in the United States, was founded in 1979 in New York City, a decade after the Stonewall uprising. This year, the Big…

American Museums Are Going Through an Identity Crisis

According to one curator, museums should not be impassive establishments, but community centers that can cultivate relationships between the visitors and the collections.Corbis / Getty / The Atlantic The Philip Guston retrospective was supposed to be one of 2020’s blockbuster…