Sharpen Your Scissors! / by Warrior Ant Press Worldwide Anthill Headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

It’s not always easy being a socialist. Sometimes it’s work.
Here’s some of the research we’ve been examining over the summer as we prepare to Cut Your Hair in the Socialist Style.

A sampling of our summer reading list.
  • Black Liberation and Socialism. Ahmed Shawki. Haymarket Books, 2006. 
  • Atomic City: the Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win WWII. Denise Kiernan. Touchstone, 2014. 
  • The Ransom of Russian Art. John McPhee. McMillian. 1994. 
  • Hairdresser and Barbershop Signs in Africa. Nataša Njegovanović Ristić. Exhibition catalogue. 2009. 
  • Thinking with Type. Ellen Lupton. Princeton Architectural Press. 2010. 
  • A Peoples Art History of the United States. Nicolas Lambert. The New Press. 2013. 
  • All of Us or None of US: Social Justice Posters from the San Francisco Bay Area. Lincoln Cushing. Heyday. 2012.

And what would summer be without a few movies? Here’s some that have been informing our progress.
  • The Propaganda Game. Director, Álvaro Longoria. 2015. 
  • Barbershop: The Next Cut. Director, Malcolm D. Lee. 2016. 
  • Do The Right Thing. Director, Spike Lee. 1989. 
  • Welcome to Leith. Directors, Michael Beech Nichols & Christopher K. Walker. 2015. 
  • The Russian Woodpecker. Director, Chad Garcia. 2015. 
  • Sausage Party, Directors, Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon, 2016.
Visit your local library for resources and follow our progress on Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, and Blogger at #cutyourhairinthesocialiststyle.