Shaun Randol founded The Mantle in 2009. Today he is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher. You can email him at shaun [at] themantle.net. Shaun is the co-editor of Gambit: Newer African Writing. He is also a member of the PEN American Center and serves on the boards of Nomadic Press, the Global Literature in Libraries Initiative, and Africa Book Link.
Digging into Damian Marley and Skrillex's song "Make it Bun Dem"
The actor, artist, and activist Kyaw Thu made a splash in New York City over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Curated by Burmese artist collective [email protected] (dear friends of The Mantle), "First Break Out," a solo show, featured a wide variety of Thu's work, including still lifes, studies, and works trumpeting messages of peace.
The Muppet sketch as a metaphor for the battle between conformity and individuality.
A review of Emna Zghal’s solo exhibition, Plato/Pineapple at Miyako Yoshinaga art prospects
During the three month occupation of Zuccotti Park by Occupy Wall Street protesters last year, cameras were everywhere. News agencies, police, and demonstrators trained their cameras (high end and low tech) on each other for around the clock surveillance. And all of this streamed live on the Internet. In this collaborative essay, Shaun Randol discusses this all-seeing phenomenon side-by-side Ahmet Sibdial Sau's photographs of the occupation.