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Dear Indy

Literary, Feb 15 2020

by SS & CT

How do I know the difference between being friends with someone and having romantic feelings for them? I guess the traditional …

Divine Narration

The ethics and ethos of modern astrology

Features, Feb 15 2020

by Anabelle Johnson

By no fault but my own, I have retained very little from my sixth-grade science class. Even so, I vaguely remember …

Sirens, Camera, Action

Policing entertainment in East Providence

Metro, Feb 15 2020

by Miles Guggenheim

The sun is officially down, but a morose blue still lingers in the sky behind Sergeant Michael Rapoza. He’s driving somewhere, …

On the Almost Liberating Possibilities of Moshing

A Personal Politics of Mosh Pits

Features, Feb 15 2020

by Jaime Serrato Marks

I was first introduced to moshing by the massive bruise on my coworker Dannyboi’s cheek. Dannyboi shuffled into the ice cream …

Truvada Blues

Prep and the historical transmission of aids

Science & Technology, Feb 15 2020

by EJL

In October of 2019, the queer publication GAYLETTER posted an Instagram advertisement depicting a shirtless DJ surrounded by neon, fuzz-bordered lettering. …

Building Movements, Building Power

An interview with political activist Linda Sarsour

News, Feb 15 2020

by Zach Ngin & Sara Van Horn

Linda Sarsour is unequivocal. Whether addressing a crowd at a Bernie rally or explaining the salient points of Kingian nonviolence 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 …

Unchartered Territory

Charter changes illustrate the tightening restrictions placed on academic life in China

News, Feb 15 2020

by Emily Rust

Toward the end of 2019, three Chinese universities made international headlines for an event that some deemed a matter of semantics …

Week in Being Sweet

News, Feb 15 2020

by Amelia Anthony & Ella Rosenblatt

THREE LIVES SAVED, NO SECOND DATE? Valentine’s Day creeps closer and you’re still waiting for your Datamatch results. So you swipe. …

Two Rallies

News, Feb 14 2020

by Anchita Dasgupta & Peder Schaefer

University students organize against the rise of fascism in India As New Delhi witnessed Brazilian dictator Jair Bolsonaro, Chief Guest of …

This Land, This Land, This Land

Exhibiting visual narratives of Narragansett indigeneity and settler violence in the house Colonial Providence built.

Arts, Feb 14 2020

by Isabel Guarnieri

As a small crowd of us huddle on the cold stone staircase, Lynsea Montanari—a Narragansett visual artist—opens the night with a …

Rabbits

Literary, Feb 14 2020

by Zachary Baytosh

Alexa could not remember when she began to allow the rabbits to sleep with her, in their bed, when Rob was …

Molehills Out of Mountains

A close look at Governor Raimondo's 2021 Budget Proposal

Metro, Feb 14 2020

by Deb Marini & Ricardo Gomez

Reading budgets is like eating broccoli stems: miserable! Gina Governor Raimondo’s annual budget proposal, released this past January, is a multivolume …

Nước is Water

Features, Feb 14 2020

by Agnes Cẩm Ngọc Trần

Nước is water. Nước is country. The streams and seas of nước that my parents crossed in 1979 to reach a …

Crisis in Discourse

Science & Technology, Feb 14 2020

by Emily Rust

In recent years, China has moved up the value chain. No longer the world’s cheap factory, it has passed on the …

Flights of Fantasy

On Fred Moten and Stefano Harney’s Undercommons

Features, Feb 14 2020

by Zach Ngin

I’m trying to remember where I was when I first read The Undercommons. I don’t remember where I started it, but …

Week in Keeping Busy

News, Feb 14 2020

by Muram Ibrahim, Harry Levine, Bilal Memon & Nick Roblee-Strauss

MEGAN THEE STALLION + G-EAZY = <3 Celebrity gossip rarely startles us anymore. Impeachment proceedings and foreign assassinations have occupied our …

Taking 287g Agreements to Court

An interview with activist Sherrie Andre

Metro, Jan 04 2020

by Sara Van Horn

photograph by Steve Ahlquist content warning: police violence Late in the summer of 2018, activists from the FANG Collective, a nonviolent …

Buzzed

Haircuts as a catalyst for change

Features, Dec 06 2019

by Morgan Florsheim

It was a Wednesday afternoon in mid-March of 2013 and I was seated in a chair on the basketball court of …

Video Star

Emma Chamberlain and the Relatable YouTuber

Arts, Dec 06 2019

by Isabelle Rea

At the end of the video “REVIEWING YOUTUBE’S HQ *insane*,” YouTube’s CEO Susan Wojcicki joins YouTube star Emma Chamberlain on screen …

Divorce(e)

Literary, Dec 06 2019

by Zach Barnes

Oscar rose from his seat still crying and started to clap vigorously. He felt a little possessed and a little self-conscious, …

Mapping Capital

Urban disinvestment on the small screen

Science & Technology, Dec 06 2019

by Ella Comberg

Vince Staples’ music video “FUN!” opens on a digital rendering of the planet Earth. The camera zooms in rapidly—as many of …

Chile Despertó

Paula Pacheco Soto on the Chilean student movement in historical perspective

News, Dec 06 2019

by Jacob Alabab-Moser, Izzi Olive & Paula Pacheco Soto

October 26 Chile has long been heralded as one of the most prosperous countries in Latin America and an example of …

The Cold Shoulder

A flawed system is endangering RI’s homeless

Metro, Dec 06 2019

by Deborah Marini, Loughlin Neuert & Peder Schaefer

When Harry lost his home in October, he went to one of Rhode Island’s largest emergency shelters: Crossroads Rhode Island. He …

Week in Comfort Food

News, Dec 06 2019

by Gemma Sack & Alan Dean

Movable Feast “Everybody get their plates, sit down, and eat,” commuters heard, loud and clear, in a subway car in New …

The Making of a Ghost

Features, Dec 06 2019

by Star Su

Photographs are the closest thing we carry to memory. Though not pure representation, they can bring relief to a story, let …

Save the BCSC

Alumni Stand in Support of Student Activism

News, Dec 06 2019

by Concerned Brown Alumni

We, the undersigned alumni of Brown University, write to express serious concern with the troubling atmosphere and recent heartbreaking student experiences …

Stereo

X, Nov 25 2019

by Seth Israel

There's No Place Like the Future

Dorothy’s ruby slippers and queer utopia

Features, Nov 22 2019

by Evan Lincoln

Every New Year’s Eve in Key West, the drag queen Sushi perches comfortably inside a glistening ruby high heel, so giant …

Queer Callouses

Features, Nov 22 2019

by Finch Collins

I got my favorite pair of Docs my sophomore year of high school—Pascals with portions of Hieronymus Bosch’s triptych The Garden …

Measuring the Small Animal of My Body

Weight loss in the era of Fitbits

Features, Nov 22 2019

by Dana Schneider

content warning: body image When I was in the third grade, everyone got pedometers from our teacher. They were small and …

Current Location

Mapping in perspective

Science & Technology, Nov 22 2019

by Alan Dean

One cloudy Friday evening in October, I’m on a bus from Providence to New York, looking out as the endless gray …