January 1 to December 31
1 - 6 months
Upon its debut in June 2012, Spook was hailed by the Los Angeles Review of Books as "an invaluable contribution to the cultural conversation." The magazine operates as a space for alternative voices and remixes traditional formats, a sort of literary arts mixtape (think The Paris Review meets The Fader, or better yet: a Lucille Clifton verse set to a Madlib beat). Contributors include Patrice Evans (Negropedia), Justin Torres (We The Animals), Rembert Browne (Grantland.com), Tavia Nyong'o (The Amalgamation Waltz), Warsan Shire (Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth), Victor LaValle (The Devil In Silver), Aaron Michael Morales (Drowning Tucson), artist Hank Willis Thomas, and Kyla Marshell (Cave Canem Fellow), among others. Spook is the essence, the pulse—it is a brilliant dissonance of ideas and art that contain no bound, an ever-evolving dialog between past and present.