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Zero Ground

Reflections on collective trauma

Features, Sep 15 2017

by Zack Kligler

The Atacama Desert, which spans 50,000 square miles on the Western side of the Andes, is known as the driest place …

Blood Burden

Pursuing justice for all menstruating bodies

Features, Sep 15 2017

by Mara Dolan

content warning: sexual assault, incarceration, anti-trans violence The tampon tax will not die. In 2015, when President Obama was asked by …

Wearing Your Politics

On fashion as political expression

Features, Apr 23 2017

by Shavon Bell

Confession: when listening to TLC’s hit 1992 song, “Hat 2 Da Back”, I too, often turn my hat 2 da back. …

A Spellbound Semester

Race and identity as a Brown girl at a Black college

Features, Apr 21 2017

by Kali Ridley

The professor of my Survey of African-American Music course faced the wall and played the saxophone for the first 10 minutes …

Bad Blood

Haiti and the mythology of AIDS

Features, Apr 21 2017

by Andrew Deck

The Windward Passage spans the distance between Port-au-Prince and Santiago de Cuba. It’s the strait left between the islands of Cuba …

Vision

A tool for the colorization of dance

Features, Apr 14 2017

by Anh Vo

In the West, concert dance has historically been linked to the theatre and the proscenium stage—the most common structure in a …

On Fathers

Features, Apr 14 2017

by Jacqueline Gu

After "mothers and fathers" by Irene Hsu content warning: racism, xenophobia The ones who know how to keep spices for years, …

Farm to Bargaining Table

The farmworker fight against exploitation by fast food

Features, Apr 07 2017

by Mitchell Johnson & Erin West

“Wendy’s, escucha la voz del pueblo porque nosotros somos el pueblo y nosotros demandamos justicia,” farmworker Lupe Gonzalo announced to a …

Wading the In-Between

Constructing Asian Identity in Comme Des Garçons and Get Out

Features, Mar 24 2017

by Kion You

During this year’s Paris Fashion Week, Rei Kawakubo, the 74 year-old Japanese founder of the high fashion clothing brand Comme Des …

Word of Mouth

Features, Mar 17 2017

by Emily Sun

Pauline was always calling her boss in the middle of biology class. “Okay, okay,” she would say, and I imagined her …

A Secret Yesterday, A Movement Today

The fight to ensure reproductive rights for Rhode Islanders

Features, Mar 10 2017

by Katrina Northrop

In the spring of 1965, Edith Ajello became pregnant after having sex for the first time. She was 21 years-old, unmarried, …

In Chile, a People's History

Memorializing state violence on their own terms

Features, Mar 03 2017

by Ilgın Güney Korugan

The 38th building of Londres Street in Santiago de Chile has an important place in the memory of many Chileans. Over …

Criteria for Membership

Racialized anti-gang policies target undocumented immigrants under Trump

Features, Mar 03 2017

by Neidin Hernandez

Daniel Ramirez Medina was asleep in the living room of his father’s home in Des Moines, Washington on the morning of …

Impatience

Negotiating time in the clinic

Features, Feb 17 2017

by Julia Tompkins

In February 2015, seven months before his death, the late neurologist and author Oliver Sacks published an essay in the New …

Fabulous in Re/verse

How to appear at the club—or on the page

Features, Feb 10 2017

by Noah Fields

“Work! You look fabulous,” one queen exclaims to another. Getting dressed up to go out for the night is more than …

Planting a Nation

Settler colonialism and the Jewish National Fund

Features, Feb 10 2017

by Joshua Kurtz

“It was nothing: sand and sand. We are going to bring to the Negev life,” two Israeli men affirm in an …

Getting Closer

Changing feminisms on a Virginia 'Commune'

Features, Feb 03 2017

by Erin West

It’s 9:00 AM in Virginia. The sun has just started to dry the dewy fields of Twin Oaks, an income-sharing intentional …

Marching Toward Inclusivity

Can we have a Women’s March for everyone?

Features, Feb 03 2017

by Roksana Borzouei & Julia Tompkins

“We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us,” reads the Mission Statement for …

Writing Nightlife

How is a rave like a writing desk?

Features, Dec 02 2016

by Noah Fields

Suppose a writing desk walks into a gay club. Or perhaps the desk is the dance floor of the club. The …

Working Through Empathy

An interview with director Josh Oppenheimer

Features, Dec 02 2016

by Elias Bresnick

Josh Oppenheimer is an American documentary filmmaker best known for his films The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence. …

Holding Ground

Defending a home in Palestine

Features, Nov 18 2016

by Max Schindler

When asked what her family will do if the army demolishes the village, Soraya, 16, hesitates: “We’ll go to Yatta,” she …

The Good Death

Reframing the burden of medical death in America

Features, Nov 11 2016

by Dolma Ombadykow

cw: racial violence and erasure The Order of the Good Death was formed in Los Angeles in January 2011, by the …

A Question of Compatibility

Islamophobia in Europe's gay capital

Features, Nov 04 2016

by Lance Gloss

People from 180 countries are long-term residents in Amsterdam. By this measure, it is the most international municipality on Earth, and …

Unnamed

An outline of an essay I will not write

Features, Nov 04 2016

by Teddy Davey

Content warning: family abuse, dysphoria, slurs, references to sexual violence I. I had a father once. His hands had a condition …

On Fraternity

Features, Oct 28 2016

by Vhalla Otarod

His sophomore fall we dropped my brother off at the frat house, car full of his boxes and sound equipment for …

She Shall Inhabit the Streets

Walking and Watching in the Arab World

Features, Oct 21 2016

by Isabelle DeBre

In Assia Djebar's novel Fantasia, an Algerian woman walks alone through the streets of Paris. She screams. But her cry is …

What I Need to Tell You / What I Need You to Know

Features, Oct 21 2016

by Isabelle Doyle

Italicized text is taken from the Obsessive Compulsive Inventory, a self-report questionnaire that is used to measure the presence of and …

City Limits

Burial and play in Copenhagen’s mourning grounds

Features, Oct 07 2016

by Dolma Ombadykow

A pickup soccer match ends abruptly after a hastened, “oopf!” as the juggled ball bounces upon a flattened headstone. Wrapped tightly …

On Territories

Features, Sep 30 2016

by Raphaela Posner

There’s always a moment in an art museum when I want to reach out and touch my companion. Often this urge …

Strange Light

Features, Sep 30 2016

by Georgia Wright

“’I’ve had enough of your dark nights,” yelled Moomintroll. “I’m cold, I’m all alone and I want the sun to come …

Combustion Cycle

Features, Sep 23 2016

by Sarah Cooke

The month before I turned twenty-one, I became obsessed with Ben Affleck’s back. Specifically, I became obsessed with the giant phoenix …

To Those Weaving Miracles from Duct Tape, Spinning Gold from Broken Records, Conjuring Love

A Graduation Speech

Features, Sep 16 2016

by Cherise Morris

I wrote this in May, four days before my graduation from Brown University, and delivered it at the Africana Studies Department …

Lore

Features, Sep 16 2016

by Stefania Gomez

I. At one time or another, I guess I’ve been in love with all my friends. This is what Judith Butler …

Advice

Features, Apr 29 2016

by M+P

How do I prepare for the real world? M: I recommend that you buy organic shampoo. We’re beginning to find that …

Thoughts on the Two

Features, Apr 29 2016

by Sam Samore

“It’s important to have shitty relationships in high school” my friends often say, in order to learn from them, learn how …

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Fatima's Mix

Features, Apr 29 2016