Author Archive for Celia Bever

Tracing Lines

“I wanna be in an open relationship with you and life forever.” So begins the most recent exhibit at the Co-Prosperity Sphere.

Adult Toys

Nick Black wrote that his new exhibit will “hold no bars in slamming together every cheap, cheesy, sexist, office male humor, misogynistic, homophobic, racist cliché.” He continued, “As usual, I’ll be laying on the satirical self-depreciating humor thick and heavy.”…

Poetic Justice

The auditorium at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen is a prettily decorated room. Black and white photographs adorn black and orange walls, while silver papel picado glitters from the ceiling. On the auditorium’s stage on April 17,…

Flipping to page 1

“It’s a pretty badass book,” said Aaron Morales, a professor of English at Indiana State  University. He had braved the wind and cold this past Friday night, traveling across state lines for the book release party of Paloma Martinez-Cruz’s “Women…

Contact sports

The camera wobbled as it zoomed in on two sets of hands rubbing Vaseline on a man’s cut eyelid. The man with the bloodied, swollen face was Mike Alvarado, and he was losing this boxing match.