By Anuskha Joshi | May 2, 2019 Scott and Zelda once spent an hour In the revolving door of a hotel- Just another jazz age prank. Like jumping into the fountain at Union Square. Later the accusations The sanatoriums The burning to death And the death by drowning In endless glasses That reflected too well. For now the mouth of misery Was still muzzled. Can you imagine them Turning and turning … Continue reading The Marriage
By Kayla Santos | May 2, 2019 “Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother's womb moments before birth...To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children … Continue reading Anti-Abortion Propaganda is More Detrimental than Actual Abortions
By Anushka Joshi | Illustration by Manya Tam | May 2, 2019 On Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and Assia Wevill. They both died domestic deaths, The homewrecker and the housewife. Both with their heads on the cool Grate of an oven. A fuck you to the fifties, That era of aprons like straitjackets, Aprons that … Continue reading The Two Kinds of Women in The World
By Anushka Joshi | Illustration by Manya Tam | May 2, 2019 Yes we all know the story Of the hero Perseus who Decapitated the monster Medusa, She of the hair like snakes, she Whose one look turned people into stone, That one. But did you know the preface To that story? How Medusa was raped By the sea … Continue reading The Stare
By Anna Schultz | Illustration by Manya Tam | May 2, 2019 The controversy over the Muslim headscarf in Western European schools presents a complex issue. Incorporating aspects of colonialism, immigration policies, gender, race, and religious differences, it is difficult to understand without discussing each of these layers. Biases can stem from racism, sexism, naiveté, … Continue reading The Headscarf Issue
By Sharon Arana | May 2, 2019 Picture: An armed Palestinian celebrating the rout of the Phlanagist, posing in front of a poster of President Nasser with Arabic graffiti writing on the wall that translates to “the socialist union was here.” Throughout the Middle East, the long 1950’s have been hailed as the period most … Continue reading Longing for Lebanon: The Question of Nostalgia and Memory of the Long 1950’s
By Meseret Carver | May 2, 2019 Today, China is using its historical relationship with Africa to appeal to the continent as a friend rather than a colonial power. In the 1950s, China started competing with the Soviet Union for influence over African nations rebelling against imperial powers. The Chinese claimed that Russia was like … Continue reading China and Africa: Imperialism, or a Partnership?
By Wanyi Liu | May 2, 2019 There is a special group of migrants from North Korea who have received surprisingly little attention on the world stage. These marginalized people are North Korean refugees who, for years, have fled, most often in the face of the ongoing food shortage that began with North Korea’s 1999 … Continue reading The North Korean Refugee Crisis and Neighboring Countries’ Policy Response