By Anushka Joshi 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 Echoing the earth in its orbit … Continue reading The Marriage
By Kayla Santos “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 who can feel pain … Continue reading Anti-Abortion Propaganda is More Detrimental than Actual Abortions
On Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and Assia Wevill. By Anushka Joshi Illustration by Manya Tam 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 gleamed white Like carnivorous teeth, … Continue reading The Two Kinds of Women in The World
By Anushka Joshi Illustration by Manya Tam 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 king in the temple Of … Continue reading The Stare
By Anna Schultz Illustration by Manya Tam 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, and a multitude of other … Continue reading The Headscarf Issue
By Sharon Arana 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 worthy of reminiscence. … Continue reading Longing for Lebanon: The Question of Nostalgia and Memory of the Long 1950’s
By Meseret Carver 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 the the colonial powers … Continue reading China and Africa: Imperialism, or a Partnership?