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PAINt by Lorelle Pais

Author’s Note: This piece contains graphic depictions of self harm and self mutilation. You ever scratch an itch until it bleeds? Peel that cuticle a little too far back? Dig your nails into your leg because you can? It’s all so painful, it’s all so…

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No Womb No Reaper by Anastasia Warren

No Womb No Reaper by Anastasia Warren

Accepting the body as a temporal archive as contradiction and inflating opposites balancing is a viable way to cope with existence… (something considered through the context and examination of the spaces where a performance has occurred and where it has not and when and where…

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Impressions by Amber Suzor

Impressions by Amber Suzor

July 5, 2009— My feet shift swiftly across the airport floors, as I’m moved along by a sea of people. The towering figures loom over me, and I try to wiggle myself through the crowd, desperate to reach the finish line. The sea finally parts,…

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Love and Beauty are The Shape Of Water by Tom Yoannidis

Love and Beauty are The Shape Of Water by Tom Yoannidis

The Shape of Water, the latest feature film from Mexican writer and director Guillermo del Toro, is a ripe work of cinema from the irrefutably imaginative mind of a matured filmmaker. For the past twenty-five years, del Toro has enthralled the masses with everything from…

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Joan Didion’s Union Of Opposites by Calla Mcinnes

Joan Didion’s Union Of Opposites by Calla Mcinnes

Joan Didion’s The White Album, published in 1979, is a beautiful and powerful piece of writing. It functions on myriad levels: at once a logical argument, philosophical exploration, diary and historical report. The first line of The White Album is also the most important: “We…

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Ahorita, Ahorita by Domenica Garcia

Ahorita, Ahorita by Domenica Garcia

I find myself 40,000 feet aboveground flying back to New York City, as I finally gather my scattered thoughts. I attempted to sit down and write but a voice within me kept repeating “ahorita, ahorita” (which translates to “now, now”). The curious thing about this…

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Conversations By Sophie Alberdingk Thijm

Conversations By Sophie Alberdingk Thijm

2012 “If that’s what you think is best, you should do it!” Please don’t go. “I mean there’s no point staying here if you’re unhappy.” I can’t believe you’re leaving me. “Besides, Tim’s graduating next year, and I’ll be in uni before you know it.”…

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In The Light Of ‘What If’ by Alyssa Burdock

In The Light Of ‘What If’ by Alyssa Burdock

In the absence of light, a thick heave of stale breath lingers in the atmosphere of familiarity, wrapping the air in a blanket of artificial ice. The walls peel off their dull, rusted browns and undefined shades of gray, and from the dim, flickering fluorescent…

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On Top Of Melancholy by Jonathan Hedegaard

On Top Of Melancholy by Jonathan Hedegaard

And there he walks. Melancholy. With happiness’ little round hand in his palm, comfortably surrounded by the big branchy fingers. For those who thought the two of them didn’t hang out with each other, look out in the streets and see them walking together hand…

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What Happened To The American Dream? by Hanna El Alfi

What Happened To The American Dream? by Hanna El Alfi

When I moved to America in the fall of 2015, I was filled with excitement, hope and utmost gratitude for being one of the members of the global international community fortunate enough to study abroad in the so called “ land of the free and…

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