Things we like: punk memoirs, the fantastic 90s hardcore band Spitboy, and book trailers. We were happy to hear that Michelle Cruz Gonzales of Spitboy was working on a memoir when we read Jes Skolnik’s interview with her last year. That memoir, The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band, is due out later this year, and a trailer for it has just been published.
I’d be surprised if this week’s events haven’t made you think about politics in at least some capacity: there’s been plenty to mull over and plenty to debate; events to inspire and events to infuriate. And so it’s not too surprising that much of my recent reading has also involved questions of political affiliation, radicalism and compromise, and issues that steadily avoid an easy resolution.