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Dirty Undies

Seeing and unseeing the thong in pop culture

Features, Oct 11 2019

by Isabel Guarnieri

I bought my first thong when I was 15. It was a cinnamon color with light blue polka dots, framed by …

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Seeing Korean and American in neither Korea nor America

Features, Oct 04 2019

by Kion You

“Each member of this shadowy network resented the others, who were irritating reminders that nothing was more American, whatever that means, …

iWork, uWork, WeWork

How the coworking industry is failing freelancers

Features, Oct 04 2019

by Amelia Anthony

I was one of 500,000 coworking Americans in 2017 when I had a summer job at a small coworking space in …

Body Talk

On wounds and the loneliest form of memory

Features, Sep 27 2019

by Parisa Thepmankorn

content warning:depictions of blood and wounds When faced with a missing person or examining an unnamed or unclaimed body, the police …

Collecting Sediments

Cappadocia and carving out homes

Features, Sep 21 2019

by Ella Rosenblatt

My mom’s name is Petra. Short for Petronella, it shares the Greek root “petros” with petrified, Peter, and petrol. Petros means …

Beyond #MeToo

Transformative Justice on College Campuses

Features, Sep 21 2019

by Camila Pelsinger

content warning: sexual violence This week, the Features editors invited Camila Pelsinger B’20, Transformative Justice Student Coordinator, to author a piece …

“It Needs To Be In Our Hands”

An Interview with the Jane Collective’s Heather Booth

Features, Sep 13 2019

by Mara Dolan & Mia Pattillo

In 1965, Heather Booth received a desperate phone call from a friend whose sister needed an abortion. Booth called around and …

To Kancil, With Love

Or, the smallest deer in the world

Features, Sep 13 2019

by Zach Ngin

The first time I saw mouse deer, I was sitting at a table in the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) …

Long Shadows Smoking Guns

Features, Apr 19 2019

by Tabitha Payne

I think many people who live in Downtown Providence and on the East Side would be surprised to discover that a …

Days of Our Lives

On soap operas and suffering

Features, Apr 19 2019

by Will Weatherly

Like the plot of any good melodrama, my relationship to The Bold and the Beautiful was a matter of fate, and …

A High Stakes Game of Jenga

Or, how to move a house

Features, Apr 12 2019

by Eve Grassfield

The first time Guy Davis ever moved a house, things did not go as planned. He was told it would be …

City Upon a Hill

A study in the geopolitics of elevation

Features, Apr 12 2019

by Jesse Barber

The Berkeley hills bound the city to the east. The ridge stretches up and down the eastern bank of the San …

Waterlog

On swamps, deserts, and sites of old selves

Features, Apr 04 2019

by Tara Sharma

In Southern Appalachia, the forests have been burying themselves for millennia. The trees collapse where the forest floor puddles: thick floods …

Exit Interview with My Grandmother

On 76th between Columbus and Amsterdam, a ninety-two year old woman is reading Sally Rooney

Features, Mar 22 2019

by Lily Meyersohn

My grandmother serves me small lunches she likes to call gourmet. Ham, whole wheat, mustard, assorted cookies my mother brings my …

Survivors Have Said "Me Too"

Now what should their perpetrators say?

Features, Mar 15 2019

by Marie Lachance

content warning: sexual assault “Hey, I have a really serious question for you that hasn’t been addressed ever,” reads the text …

Among the Iguanas

On life and the pursuit of death in Guantánamo Bay

Features, Mar 15 2019

by Jessica Bram Murphy

content warning: descriptions of death and torture In Taíno, an indigenous language of the Caribbean islands, Guantánamo means “land between the …

Scenic Depictions of Slavic Life

Building a language of irony in Latvian counter-culture

Features, Mar 08 2019

by Alan Emory Dean

“The Slav Squat is not just about squatting down—no, no. It is about technique. About showing your Slav levels,” explains YouTube …

Features, Mar 01 2019

by Raghvi Bhatia

Bad Lieutenant

Passing, clocking, and the curious case of Catalina de Erauso

Features, Mar 01 2019

by Cate Turner

Doña Catalina de Erauso does not have much of a place in history. He is a footnote to the Spanish Baroque …

Dear Indy...

Features, Feb 14 2019

by WW & SS

I want love but not sex. Help. I know it's a thing, but I don't know how to deal with it! …

What I Learned At Home

Features, Feb 08 2019

by Tara Sharma

The Snakes The garden snakes in New England are harmless. The first one I saw was dead and on our driveway. …

A Second Latin Boom

Echoes and potential in a new aesthetic movement

Features, Feb 08 2019

by Eduardo Guitérrez Peña

Sometime in the mid 20th century, a series of novels in translation about the Yoknapatawpha County, William Faulkner’s microcosm of the …

Cooling Off

Features, Feb 01 2019

by Star Su

The first time I’m at their house, the notes of the ice cream truck erase the quiet haze of the summer …

Top Down

An examination of the tradition of half-staff

Features, Dec 07 2018

by Jesse Barber

Mark Barnes, Chief Property Manager of the Rhode Island Capitol Campus, might get the email from the Governor’s Office at 3:00 …

Glass House, Shattered

A walkthrough of Philip Johnson’s famed residence

Features, Nov 30 2018

by Jacob Alabab-Moser & Alex Westfall

We visited Philip Johnson’s Glass House on a chilly Friday morning in autumn. After multiple failed attempts to reserve a visit …

Muckrakers

Forty years ago, student journalists uncovered records of police brutality in Providence

Features, Nov 30 2018

by Ella Comberg & Lucas Smolcic Larson

content warning: graphic descriptions of police brutality In 1980, Steve Kohn returned to the offices of the Providence Human Relations Commission, …

Building my Ofrenda

Embodying ancestral knowledge in a scientific dystopia

Features, Nov 16 2018

by Jorge Palacios

Though Día de los Muertos is now over, I often think about the ofrendas, or altars, that my mom sets up …

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 …

Items I Lost or Else Forgot While Moving Through

Mourning and melancholia in their transit

Features, Oct 26 2018

by Lily Meyersohn

“Think of a word, any word. Let’s try coconut.” My old friend whose parents named her after a citrus gives me …

Walking on Eggshells

Tlatelolco, UNAM, and Mexico's resurgent student movement

Features, Oct 26 2018

by Jacob Alabab-Moser

content warning: state violence, gore, gender violence I am WhatsApping my friend Carolina on a Wednesday night in early October in …

Zoo (Dystopia)

A walk through the Roger Williams Zoo

Features, Oct 19 2018

by Jesse Barber

I have been dreaming about seeing a Snow Leopard. My infatuation with animals started before I was born, when my brother …

Our Kind of People

Crazy Rich Asians and diasporic representation

Features, Oct 05 2018

by Audrey Therese Buhain

There’s a particular moment in Jon M. Chu’s Crazy Rich Asians that has left me unsettled for the past few days. …

The Burden of Proof

Dr. Ford, #MeToo, and what we ask from survivors

Features, Oct 05 2018

by Tiara Sharma

content warning: sexual assault There were moments in Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s questioning last week when I had to close my …

Critically Making a Campus

RISD’s Prov-Wash gets a new look, but for whom?

Features, Sep 28 2018

by Jeremy Wolin

“Have you been? It’s very space-agey,” I overheard in my first week back in Providence. 20 Washington Place, better known to …

Communicating Through Taste and Text

Cake fixes everything (I hope)

Features, Sep 24 2018

by Raina Wellman

Prompted by a request from her parents, Rachel Gelmis received an optional drug test from her Alabama high school. As reported …

When Yes Means No

On the violence waged despite of, and through, consent

Features, Sep 15 2018

by Tiara Sharma

Four years ago, institutions of higher education across the country began switching out “No Means No” for a “Yes Means Yes” …

Playing in many forms

Tag, the club, and fake personas

Features, Apr 20 2018

by Florence Li

On a recent February day, I checked the weather and saw that it was going to be unseasonably warm. In celebration, …

Means to a Beginning

The stakes of academic freedom in the context of the Palestine/Israel conflict

Features, Apr 20 2018

by D.A.M.A.J.

On Thursday, March 8, the Brown Middle East Studies department hosted a panel discussion titled “Permission to Speak: Boycott and Politics …

The Women Who Remember

On matriarchs and memory

Features, Apr 12 2018

by M

content warning: sexual violence Someday your memory will leave the inside of my eyelids and I promise you will not exist …

White Dreams and Soiled Memories

Features, Apr 06 2018

by Jorge Palacios

content warning: sexual violence I walk outside and am met with morning dew in the grass and morning crust in my …