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Articles by Wen Zhuang

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The EXTRA! Files

Features, May 01 2020

by Alana Baer, Ben Bienstock, Sarah Goldman, Tara Sharma, Ivy Scott, Wen Zhuang, Kion You, Leslie Benavides & Ella Spungen

Volume 40 of the College Hill Independent marks, strangely enough, our 30th anniversary. Thirty years of Metro reporting, 600 Weeks Reviewed, …

Should Poetry Be Everywhere?

In defense of the home, being just that and nothing else

Features, May 01 2020

by Wen Zhuang

There is perhaps no better time for mandatory solitude than right now. We have all become master pretenders, comfortably encased in …

Spectacle of Insignificance

Arts, Feb 15 2020

by Wen Zhuang

I work at the Harvard Film Archive twice a week, but calling it work would be unfair. It’s about 10% administrative …

Towards a New Collective Memory

News, Apr 19 2019

by Wen Zhuang & Dana Kurniawan

On October 31 of last year, the campus of South Asia University (SAU) in New Delhi, India, glowed pink and blue. …

Civic Disobedience

A class-action lawsuit in Rhode Island advocates for civics education

Metro, Feb 14 2019

by Sara Van Horn & Wen Zhuang

In 2015, only 23 percent of eighth graders in the United States demonstrated proficiency in civics, according to a national assessment …

Week in Closing Time

News, Feb 08 2019

by Grace Keefe & Wen Zhuang

Going O’Naturel Imagine this: a spacious, vibrant dining hall fills with an ensemble of chattering individuals in minimal dress. The guests, …

Freedom for Whom?

The reflexive photographs of Danny Lyon and the stakes of critical curation

Arts, Dec 07 2018

by Wen Zhuang

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Sit-In, Atlanta, 1963 Who’s the real Danny Lyon? The year was 1969 and Lyon was an …

Brief Elemental Things

A conversation with essayist, editor, and translator Eliot Weinberger

Literary, Nov 30 2018

by Wen Zhuang

Robert Atwan likened the essay form to a solitary, restless individual; Montaigne believed essays could only be written in paces; Hilton …

No Student Left Behind

The road to cultural competency in CAPS and beyond

Features, Nov 09 2018

by Wen Zhuang

One phenomenon has seen steady rise on college campuses: the influx of international students, from an average of 600,000 in 2013 …

Some Notes on Weather, Potentialities, and Limitations

Roni Horn and the Icelandic abyss

Arts, Sep 28 2018

by Wen Zhuang

Preface I recently acquired my first raincoat. It happened at the foot of the Vatnajökull glacier in Southeastern Iceland. “If you …

Head-to-Toe in All American

USCIS, the Olympics, and the paradigm of the exemplary immigrant

News, Mar 09 2018

by Wen Zhuang

A clear voice amid the static: “I will be rewarded. I worked my hardest and I will be rewarded.” The pronouncement …

Sun-less Sunset

On the collected and the collective in Chris Marker and Penelope Umbrico

Arts, Feb 16 2018

by Wen Zhuang

“One day, I’ll have to put it all alone at the beginning of the film. He told that if they don’t …