Mandy Shunnarah is an Alabama-born, Palestinian-American writer who calls Columbus, Ohio, home. Their essays, poetry, and short stories have been published in The New York Times, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, The Columbus Anthology from Belt Publishing, and more. Their first book, Midwest Shreds: Skating Through America’s Heartland, is forthcoming from Belt. Read more at mandyshunnarah.com.
An Arab Indy Cultural Tour with Historian Edward Curtis IV
November 28 2023
There’s a century-old history of Arab life and culture in Indianapolis. The author shares some of the city’s rich Arab history, and its cultural and culinary treasures.
Chicago’s Neo-Futurists Celebrate 35 Years of Experimental Theatre
October 17 2023
Their dedication to astonishment and awe has kept audiences coming back to see more than 12,000 plays since 1988.
"Butter" Get Ready: An Indianapolis Art Fair by, of and for Black Artists
August 15 2023
BUTTER blends art, economic justice, and reparations together for an unforgettable weekend of Black excellence and Black joy.
Rural Ohio Curator Brings Palestinian-American Artists Together
July 18 2023
For “Text Me When You Get Home,” Mona Gazala invited Palestinian poets and text artists with ties to Ohio, and explored the idea of community, connection, and care.
Century-old Ohio Church Soon to be a Black Cultural Center
July 11 2023
The church was the center of Black life in Athens, and now Mount Zion Baptist Church Preservation Society is restoring it to be a gathering place for the area’s Black...
Columbus-Based Baby Dance Club Reaches Global Audience
June 26 2023
Dance studio Flux + Flow brings caregivers and their babies together to gently move, proving it's never too early to start dancing.