Archive for Issue 11

Cartoon by Alison Armstrong

Cartoon by Alison Armstrong

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SHADES OF MEDIOCRITY: A REVIEW OF UNDER THE SILVER LAKE (2019) BY EDWIN RIVERA

SHADES OF MEDIOCRITY: A REVIEW OF UNDER THE SILVER LAKE (2019) BY EDWIN RIVERA

If, as Orwell observed, each person gets the face that they deserve at age fifty, then could we say that in 2019 we get the films that we deserve? In this era of distraction it makes sense to pile on the noise with all the…

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SUNDAY SCHOOL BY BRENDAN LETIZIA

SUNDAY SCHOOL BY BRENDAN LETIZIA

  First off, I want to say sorry to all the Sunday school teachers who had the misfortune of having me as a student in the years leading up to my Confirmation. I was obtrusive, loud, unengaged, and if I am being perfectly honest a…

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THE IN-BETWEEN BY LIAM AGUILERA KELLY

THE IN-BETWEEN BY LIAM AGUILERA KELLY

It’s 3 AM, and I’m leaving a party in the Mexico City suburbs. I had spent the evening in the corner with my best friend agonizing over the same girl. I put on “Fuel To Fire” by Agnes Obel, a soft haunting melody that stirred…

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RULES TO FOLLOW WHEN AT SEA BY ELIZAVETA VOZNESKENSKAIA

RULES TO FOLLOW WHEN AT SEA BY ELIZAVETA VOZNESKENSKAIA

I. NOT ALL WATERS ARE GOOD. My first sailing voyage was more than 40 years ago now. I’ve been sailing a lot ever since. I’ve been sailing so much that at those rare times when I get off the ship I have to learn how…

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MARCHING UP TO ZION BY ELENA KIM

MARCHING UP TO ZION BY ELENA KIM

The loud rumbling of a ’56 Buick cuts off in the open wilderness of Utah. Emmanuel wipes his brow as he struggles to escape the humidity of his once prized automobile, now in dysfunction and a pain in his ass. Further ahead would be the…

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A PAINTING TURNED TO WORDS BY ASHLEY MCLEAN

A PAINTING TURNED TO WORDS BY ASHLEY MCLEAN

(Artist: Jean-François Millet) After coming across Jean-François Millet’s graphic piece originally titled, ‘L’Homme à la houe’ (1860-1862), Edwin Markham became compelled to write what would be the most infamous poetic pieces of his career. What appears to be a tall man leans over on a…

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FLY LOW SO YOU CAN SEE BETTER BY LEO ZHANG

FLY LOW SO YOU CAN SEE BETTER BY LEO ZHANG

It was in October, I think, when I first brought up that I wanted to go to Morocco. My father was hesitant about my plans. He doesn’t travel much outside of the country, especially to places he knows so little about. It would be the…

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A TECTONIC FEELING BY FABIAN PALACIOS

A TECTONIC FEELING BY FABIAN PALACIOS

“She can’t get out!” We gazed up at the apartment building and saw an elderly lady banging on the 6th floor window. Immediately we crouched into the garage, and stepped over the debris and broken glass. “If there is an aftershock, this building is going…

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ABSENT BY ASHLEY MCLEAN

ABSENT BY ASHLEY MCLEAN

“I didn’t know today was your birthday.” The radio played the late afternoon R&B station. “Sweet Dreams/Beautiful Nightmare” plays in low volume in the background. “Yeah, it’s okay.” Birthday balloons float in the backseat. Conversations with her father never seem to last more than five…

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