Culture Comes From the Bottom Up

In this month's episode, Cece and Anthony are joined by the author of The Poet X, Elizabeth Acevedo. The three discuss Elizabeth's novel and form (4:00), writing in multiple languages (11:00), if success has changed the work (18:30), and where the boundaries exist or don't between page and stage (24:00). In the Pop! section, Anthony and Cece talk Royal Wedding (33:00), Karamo of Queer Eye getting engaged (40:00), and Lando Calrissian's sexuality (42:30). Finally, in the Bang! section, Elizabeth rejoins the hosts to talk unexpected influences (49:00).

Annie Finch's book Exaltation of Forms

Girl by Jamaica Kincaid

Reviews of The Poet X

Dominican musician Juan Luis Guerra

Karamo's Engagement

Abby and Tom engaged

black Twitter's response to Royal wedding

Everything you need to know about the Royal Wedding

Donald Glover on Lando Calrissian's Sexuality