Illustrations by Yuko Okabe

20 illustrations found.

A Restoration

Metabolics, Oct 21 2016

by Joshua Kurtz

The telling of history necessitates a well-functioning set of teeth. The thing about teeth is that they are required to collaborate; …

Forgive Us Our Trespasses

Occult, Apr 29 2016

by Liz Studlick

Joel Osteen, pastor of Lakewood Church, was midway through his Sunday morning sermon when seven men seated near the front of …

Week in Strange Bedfellows

News, Apr 29 2016

by Liz Cory, Madeleine Matsui & Piper French

Rights at Risk Controversy is swirling around the recent election by the Russian parliament of Tatyana Moskalkova to the position of …

Democracy Now

Regime Change and Renewal in Myanmar

News, Apr 15 2016

by Khin Su

After years of military dictatorship, Myanmar is finally embracing democracy. On March 30, 2016, U Htin Kyaw of the National League …

My Own Ghosts

What We Talk About When We Talk About Empathy

Features, Apr 08 2016

by Joseph Frankel

In a nightmarish story called A Country Doctor, Kafka writes about a night when the titular character has to ride miles …

The Tutor Wears Prada

Education as Commodity in Hong Kong

Occult, Mar 18 2016

by Natalie Tsang

On a Saturday evening in February, dozens of teenagers line up outside translucent glass doors. Some chatter with their neighbors. Others …


Reshaping Providence's Urban Forest

Metro, Mar 18 2016

by Ben Berke

In September 2007, the Providence Parks Department contracted a private company to fly a satellite over the city. The satellite photographed …

Journalism From The Margins

Requiem for Al Jazeera America

News, Mar 18 2016

by Madeleine Matsui

Al Jazeera America has bitten the dust. On February 26, 2016, with all operations slated to close by April 30, 2016, …

Reckoning With Memory

Atonement in Germany and the US

News, Mar 04 2016

by Joshua Bronk

On February 11, Germany began its trial of Reinhold Hanning, a former guard at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland. He …

Week in Overreactions

News, Mar 04 2016

by Jack Brook, Alif Ibrahim & Julia Tompkins

Precious Memes The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan, thought it would simply be another case of swiftly repressed political satire. …


Watching Scientific Interests Grow Over Time

Science & Technology, Feb 05 2016

by Fatima Husain

Yellow petals surprise the curious amidst the sea of Kentucky Blue. My family doesn’t quite understand why I stare out of …

The Language of Unloving

Literary, Dec 04 2015

by Gabrielle Hick

When they’d been married for thirty-one years, and unhappy in each other for most of them, my grand’maman and my grand’papa …

The Perfect Bubble

The Polynomial Guide to the Universe

Science & Technology, Nov 13 2015

by Dash Elhauge & Charlie Windolf

Everyday, I cut through the alleyway off Angell and Thayer street. There’s a dumpster, there. On a good day, whatever’s left …

A Long Reign

The Life and Times of Marie Laveau

Arts, Nov 13 2015

by Eve Zellickson

Marie Laveau was born a free Creole woman in New Orleans on September 10, 1801. She lived in a quaint house …

You've Got Learning

Education Turns to Technology

Science & Technology, Oct 30 2015

by Liz Cory

Every day at 8:45 AM, Village Green Virtual’s 210 students walk through the lobby and scan their IDs on the wall …

Freedom for Whom?

Speech Acts and Power at Brown University

Arts, Oct 23 2015

by Frances Torres

October 29, 2013. Ray Kelly, New York City Police Commissioner, arrives at Brown for an honorary lecture. Many of my friends …


Literary, Oct 23 2015

by Sarah Dillard

The following is a story, and this story is fictional. It is about a man named Fred. Fred’s black hair sat …

Week in Extraordinary Measures

News, Oct 02 2015

by Liz Cory, Camera Ford & Julia Tompkins

Look Ma, No Hands You’re done with One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. If we’re being real, you were …


In Conversation with Phyllis Randolph Frye

Arts, Sep 25 2015

by Madeleine Matsui

The College Hill Independent: You work at the intersection of law and social justice, and have used this position to advocate …