Articles by Ellora Vilkin

15 articles found.


Features, May 02 2014

by Ellora Vilkin

Acid belly, bone throat Ladies and gentlemen may I have your attention please. Welcome to our skin chill theater, to our …


Features, Sep 26 2013

by Sam Adler-Bell, Doreen St. Félix, Alex Ronan & Ellora Vilkin

On Saturday September 21, fifteen attackers laid siege on Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. At press time, the official casualty …


Arts, May 03 2013

by Ellora Vilkin & Doreen St. Félix

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Pleasure Reading

Open Sesame, Read a Fucking Book

Arts, Apr 27 2013

by Emma Janaskie, Alex Ronan, Erica Schwiegershausen, Doreen St. Félix, Ellora Vilkin & Emma Wohl

Today, we decided we would stop. We took off our shoes, we did not go to work, we forgot about our …

Close Enough

arts & culture, Apr 26 2013

by Ellora Vilkin

An acting teacher once told me the most intimate thing you can do on stage is touch someone’s face. You could …

Redux Dictionary

Arts & Culture, Mar 08 2013

by Ellora Vilkin

These words may be out of print, but if vintage is cool then archaic is next-level. Drop one of these babies …

Redux Dictionary

Arts & Culture, Mar 08 2013

by Ellora Vilkin

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Hog Wild

Arts & Culture, Feb 17 2013

by Doreen St. Félix, Emma Janaskie & Ellora Vilkin

Imbolc, or the Festival of the Lactating Sheep This day, Imbolc,¹ splits the year between winter solstice and spring equinox. On …


Arts & Culture, Feb 17 2013

by Ellora Vilkin

Sissieretta said: “The flowers absorb the sunshine because it is their nature. I give out my melody because God filled my …

Blessed are the Barren

Features, Sep 28 2012

by Ellora Vilkin

The woman’s prerecorded voice sounds tired, slightly nasal. “Hello and thank you for caring enough to call Project Prevention. We hope …

Psychedelic (Part II)

Features, Apr 10 2012

by Emily Gogolak & Ellora Vilkin

I COULD QUIT WHENEVER I WANT Looks like one good trip really could change your life: according to a meta-analysis published …

Dear Mel

One man. 200,000 letters.

Arts & Culture, Feb 26 2012

by Ellora Vilkin

Once upon a time, on the third floor of the John Hay Library, there was a small, tall room. The room …

Letters of Note

INDY BLOG, Feb 23 2012

by Ellora Vilkin

Last week, the Indy ran a piece about the John Hay Library's Mel B. Yolken Collection of over 200,000 letters. Phillipe …

The Right to Veil

France's ban on Islamic dress

by Ellora Vilkin

France’s September decision to ban full-face veils will define relations between Islam and the West for some time. The ban forbids …