Shaun Randol

Shaun Randol

Shaun Randol founded The Mantle in 2009. Today he is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher. Shaun is the co-editor of Gambit: Newer African Writing (The Mantle, 2014) and he wrote an introduction to Herman Melville's Bartleby, the Scrivener (The Mantle, 2019). He is also a member of the PEN American Center and serves on the boards of Nomadic Press and Africa Book Link.


October 29, 2012

A review of 'House/Divided'

September 19, 2012

Digging into Damian Marley and Skrillex's song "Make it Bun Dem"

July 17, 2012

A review of the documentary 'Bitter Seeds'

June 12, 2012

A look at Miguel Guerra and Suzy Dias' new comic

June 5, 2012


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.


May 31, 2012

On censorship and art as revolution.

May 17, 2012

The Muppet sketch as a metaphor for the battle between conformity and individuality.

March 9, 2012

An evening with Warscapes

March 7, 2012

A review of Emna Zghal’s solo exhibition, Plato/Pineapple at Miyako Yoshinaga art prospects

February 14, 2012

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.