I discovered Mark Aitken’s film-in-progress, Dead When I Got Here, through Molly Molloy’s Frontera List and became a backer of his Kickstarter project. The filmmaker is seeking support to turn his hours of footage taken in a mental asylum run by its own patients outside Ciudad Juárez into a documentary film. In Aitken’s words: “In […]

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On Saturday, June 8, the mayor of Monterrey – the wealthiest city in Mexico and its third largest metropolitan area – announced at an event called “Monterrey Prays” that she “delivered” the city to Jesus Christ. Two young boys in white vestments accepted the keys to the city on the Lord’s behalf. “So that His […]

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I signed a justice-for-journalists petition on Change.org a month ago and occasionally receive emails asking me to sign others – demanding presidential pardons, saving barrier reefs, requesting the Vatican to allow a female pope. Then this one arrived in my inbox a few days ago: “Remove ad campaign: It’s easy to be a man.” Apparently […]

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