Cover Photo: an image of singer Etta James against a starry background

“the problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.” —Humphrey Bogart, ‘Casablanca’

My heaven is / the cosmos is what all that space was built for.

hard disagree, fam.

Aziza Barnes is blk & alive. Z’s play BLKS has been produced at Steppenwolf Theater, Woolly Mammoth Theater and MCC, and was nominated for the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding play, and winner of the Antonyo Award for Best Play. Z has participated with residencies such as Sundance, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Center Theater Group Playwriting Workshop, Callaloo and Cave Canem. Barnes’s play NANA was commissioned by Williamstown Theater Festival. Z lives in LA.