Vol. 36 Issue 4

Mar 02, 2018

From the Editors

11 A.M., 2/26, 20 y.o.: I ate breakfast alone. I was inspired by the concurrent
deepening/thawing of winter and current planetary arrangement. It was a
celebration. This is our state:

OATS: In the kitchen I ate at last night there was an open bag of raw oats. I
LOVE oats they are buttery and silky and TRANQUIL. Like pansies. I have a
recurring dream in which I am vacuuming oats from a white shag carpet. As I
tell this dream to more and more people I become less and less soothed by it.
I am now restless.

MOZZARELLA CHEESE: It is a CRIME to eat mozzarella cheese in

HARD-BOILED EGGS: Exceptional hand warmers and social organizers,
especially in the winter. There is no stronger bond than between two people
who share a joint hard-boiled egg. Apples occasionally serve this purpose. As spring approaches, I am having increasing trouble reconciling the ethicopolitical consequences of eating eggs with the sensual allure and radical potential of a hard-boiled soirée. My rubber chicken GLIMBUS reminds me of this conundrum daily. My current stance is this: first the egg-union must take power, then we can ABOLISH THE EGG!

– CP


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Thoughts on those very wonderful games

Arts, Mar 02 2018

by Isabelle Rea

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Oh! Vanishing point!

Ephemera, Mar 02 2018

by L, M & M


Chismeando con Ruben

A Conversation with Queer Xicano Chisme

Features, Mar 02 2018

by Paula Pacheco Soto

In English, the word chisme translates to gossip. Chisme is a cultural practice in Latin American and diaspora communities, an implicit …


Our Collective Resistance

AMOR's rapid response to state violence

Metro, Mar 02 2018

by Mariela Pichardo

Lincoln, Rhode Island resident Lilian Calderon never returned home on January 17. While attending a routine check-in meeting with Immigration and …

Without Report

Tension following allegations in Rhode Island schools

Metro, Mar 02 2018

by Emma Gavlin

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Week in Unwanted Commodities

News, Mar 02 2018

by Harry August, Paige Parsons & Mara Dolan

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The Hand that Feeds You

Columbia graduate workers give a lesson in labor

News, Mar 02 2018

by Will Weatherly

content warning: sexual harassment On February 1, a group of graduate workers and faculty at Columbia University gathered in front of …


Navigating Happiness

Reaching past self-care

Occult, Mar 02 2018

by Gabriela Naigeborin

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Science & Technology

Against the Wind

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Science & Technology, Mar 02 2018

by Ted Catlin

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