Diane di Prima (1934-2020)


Fifth Estate # 409, Summer, 2021

Diane di Prima has died. Now we have no choice but to introduce her to each other, since she is no longer here to introduce herself. // Share this on…

This Is What Direct Democracy Looks Like


Fifth Estate # 407, Fall, 2020

a review of Deciding For Ourselves: The Promise of Direct Democracy, Cindy Milstein, Editor. AK Press, 2020, akpress.org // Share this on…

Running to Find Ourselves


Fifth Estate # 403, Spring 2019

a review of Running by Cara Hoffman. Simon & Schuster Paperbacks 2018 // Share this on…

Of Sports & Women’s Bodies


Fifth Estate # 399, Fall, 2017

a review of The Little Communist Who Never Smiled by Lola Lafon. Seven Stories Press, 2016, 320 pp. English translation from French by Nick Caistor // Share this on…

Women’s bodies as capital


Fifth Estate # 396, Summer, 2016

a review of Meat Market: Female Flesh under Capitalism by Laurie Penny. Zero Books, 2011, 68 pp., $12.95 “Contemporary pseudo-feminism is all about the power of yes. Yes, we want shoes, orgasms and menial office work. Yes, we want chocolate, …

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When the War Comes Home


Fifth Estate # 394, Summer 2015 - Technology

a review of Be Safe I Love You by Cara Hoffman. Simon & Schuster, paper edition 2015, 289 pp. $26 // Share this on…

What Silence Can’t Hide


Fifth Estate # 386, Spring, 2012

a review of So Much Pretty by Cara Hoffman. Simon & Schuster, 2011, 304 pages // Share this on…

Creating a Community Against Abuse


Fifth Estate # 387, Summer, 2012

A review of The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities, Edited by Ching-In Chen, Jai DuLani, and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Preface by Andrea Smith. South End Press, 2011, 325 pp, $16 // Share this on…