Vol. 37 Issue 1

Sep 15, 2018

From the Editors

Elected on a platform of Taylorism, democracy, and radical centrism, we somehow stumbled into this imperfect, impassioned project on College Hill. All politics are local, after all, and perhaps this ‘blue wave’ all our parents have been talking about has already arrived, closer to home than we ever expected. Seismic shifts have rocked the Indy community by corporate decree: the prohibition of ‘gansetts, juul-free zones in conmag, and a reinvigorated understanding our our relationship with the body.

On a serious note, building on the dedicated work of past Managing Editors, the Indy has instituted a number of paid positions for low-income staff members, received funding for 16 color pages, and finally cleaned its damn room. This is our model for change; equal parts corporate and benevolent, our starting point for an alternative(?) future, week-by-week.



Vocalizing Whiteness

Reversing Minstrelsy in Sorry To Bother You and BlacKkKlansman

Arts, Sep 15 2018

by Marianne Verrone

Within a week of Spike Lee’s autobiographical drama BlacKkKlansman being released, Boots Riley, director of absurdist dark comedy Sorry to Bother …



Getting dressed with glamour

Body, Sep 15 2018

by Cate Turner

The first piece of clothing I ever really loved was a calf-length dress I would now call slip-inspired. It didn't look …



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” …


David in the Forest

Literary, Sep 15 2018

by Miles Guggenheim

I used to have eggs and toast for breakfast. That was great because I’d go to bed each night thinking about …


The House on Keene Steet

College Hill reads the zoning code

Metro, Sep 15 2018

by Harry August & Ella Comberg

Along College Hill’s Keene Street, identical teal blue signs placed in nearly every yard point to a street united. Unlike other …


“Private” Violence, Public Concern

Jeff Sessions’ Disregard for Decades of Women’s and Migrants’ Rights Activism

News, Sep 15 2018

by Erin West

“Generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence or gang violence perpetrated by non-governmental actors will not qualify for asylum.” In …

Week in Failed Businesses

News, Sep 15 2018

by Ben Bienstock & Sara Van Horn

BLUE AT ONE TIME, GREEN AT ANOTHER This past week, more than 11,000 tourists visited Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts, home …

Science & Technology

Urban Birding

Do e-scooters herald an electrified micro-mobility revolution?

Science & Technology, Sep 15 2018

by Lucas Smolcic Larson

On March 27, 2018, Travis VanderZanden, founder and CEO of Bird Rides Inc., released an open letter to the CEOs of …



X, Sep 15 2018

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