Parrish Turner, The Culture Trip

Parrish Turner

The Culture Trip

Roswell, GA, United States

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Past articles by Parrish:

New York City Hacks Even Locals Don't Know

Between New York City’s crowds, never-ending lists of things to do and relentless attitude, the City That Never Sleeps can be overwhelming. Make your NYC experience a little bit easier with these hacks. → Read More

How Planning For My Medical Transition Taught Me To Be Good At Budgeting

Since I got my first job, saving up for top surgery shaped my ability to budget — for better and for worse. → Read More

Songs About Cities: Artists Sing About This Place the Most

Want to write a song that will top the US or UK charts? You might want to write about New York City or London, according to researchers. Or you could sing about Montevideo. → Read More

Inside NYC’s Leslie-Lohman Museum, the Only LGBTQ Art Museum in the World

In the center of SoHo sits the only accredited LGBTQ art museum in the world. Since 1969 the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art has highlighted the work of LGBTQ artists. → Read More

‘The Parting Gift’ by Evan Fallenberg, Lush Drama on Israel’s Mediterranean Coast

Evan Fallenberg richly renders Israel, with all of its sights and smells, offering a case for readers to run away to the Mediterranean coast. → Read More

‘Hey, Marfa’ by Jeffrey Yang, a Meditation on the Strangeness of Marfa, Texas

Let this new book of experimental poetry be your guide to Marfa, Texas, the desert town that is fast becoming a mecca for contemporary artists. → Read More

‘Queen Solomon’ by Tamara Faith Berger, a Tense Examination of Sex and Racism

'Queen Solomon' is a thriller which follows the turmoil in a Canadian-Jewish family after they take in Barbra, an Ethiopian Jew. → Read More

Why You Need To Attend the Brooklyn Book Festival

The 2018 edition of the Brooklyn Book Festival, the largest free literary event in New York City, takes place September 10-17. → Read More

‘Into?’ by North Morgan, the Fever Dream of Los Angeles Gay Life

North Morgan’s latest novel explores the deep loneliness of the #InstaGay. ‘Into?’ follows Konrad Platt’s spiral of sex, circuit parties and hours spent on social media trying to find human connection. → Read More

‘Many Love’ by Sophie Lucido Johnson, an Intimate Introduction to Polyamory

Whether readers pick up 'Many Love' because they want to explore polyamory for themselves or just want to learn more, Johnson’s story offers insight for everyone as we all explore what it means to be in relation to one another. → Read More

Deborah A Miranda on Mixing Genres to Confront Cultural Trauma

Deborah A Miranda is a queer Native American poet whose work interrogates the identity of California Indians. As a poet, Miranda approaches her mixed-genre memoir, 'Bad Indians,' through a number of lenses as she tries to make sense of her heritage. → Read More

Emily Wilson On Translating Ancient Texts and the Place of Mythology Today

Emily Wilson is the first woman to translate Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ into English, but her translations are about more than just gender. Culture Trip sits down with Wilson to discuss the art of translation and the importance of story. → Read More

Three Maps That Will Change the Way you See San Francisco

'Infinite City' begins by asking what can be conveyed through a map. Rebecca Solnit, with cartographer Ben Pease, curated a collection of maps that take the art of cartography to its extremes. → Read More

Sherwin Bitsui On Poetry as Translation and the Influence of Nature

Navajo poet Sherwin Bitsui sits down with Culture Trip ahead of the release of his latest collection, ‘Dissolve.’ → Read More

Read an Excerpt From ‘The Tenth Island,’ a Memoir of a Woman Falling for the Azores

Every summer, this group of immigrants travels back to the Azores islands in the Atlantic Ocean from California where they largely work as farmers. They inspired Diana Marcum to make her own pilgrimage. With her dog in tow, she sets off on a journey of self-discovery on these strange and special islands. → Read More

LiterarySwag: Inside Brooklyn’s Best Dressed Book Club

The Literary Swag Book Club aims to elevate literature to the level of cool enjoyed by film and music. Gathering monthly in a Brooklyn boutique, this book club aims to prove that reading is for everyone. → Read More

Brandon Hobson On Gender Identity and the Future of Native Literature

Brandon Hobson's book 'Where the Dead Sit Talking' touches on themes of identity and belonging. He talks to Culture Trip about addressing personal concerns through fiction. → Read More

‘Severance’ by Ling Ma, the Unremarkable End of the World

Although the story is set in a dystopian world, 'Severance' is certainly about America today. Part zombie survival story, part satire of late capitalism, Ling Ma masterfully swings between Candice Chen’s time in New York and her time traveling the road with a band of survivors making their way across the United States. → Read More

American Millennials Are Still Reading Young Adult Books, With Good Reason

It seems millennials hunger for stories that not only reflect the world around them, but also offer a sense of hopeful escapism – and they're certainly finding that in YA books. → Read More

This Secret Language Allowed Gay Men To Communicate When Homosexuality Was Illegal

Polari is a secret language, or cryptolect, that served to help gay men in England communicate. Despite gay pride and the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1967, it remains surprisingly influential today. → Read More