Friction 2018-05-08T05:45:31+00:00

Issue II. Vol II. Spring 2018. Friction

Masthead

WHITNEY DAVIS
editor-in-chief
CLEMENCE DONGWOO KIM
digital director
ALICE RIDDELL
non-fiction senior editor
FIONA K. HABORAK
social media coordinator
ALEXIS LÓPEZ PALEO
associate editor
JACOB ROBERT FEHLHABER
associate editor
KAIDIA L. PICKELS
associate editor
MARIANA DAVILA
associate editor
MATTHEW XU
associate editor

MERISA B. ŞAHIN
editorial director
CODY CARMEN
fiction and poetry senior editor
EMILY DAVIS
art senior director
ALEX SULLIVAN
associate editor
BRYAN BOVE
associate editor
JASON LOBELL
associate editor
LIANA FERNEZ
associate editor
MARY THOMPSON
associate editor
MERICK W.K. HUMBERT
associate editor

Content

Editor’s Note
WHITNEY DAVIS

The Commute
NOLAN RYAN TROWE

Listening to Folk Songs on the Metro
BENJAMIN PHILLIPS

Landscapes and the Living
IVÁN ESPINOSA

The Nature of Destruction
VICTORIA LEWIS

Meditations on the California North Coast
ELIOTT COYLE

The Second Law
ALEXIS LÓPEZ PALEO

Seeing Red
COLIN BREDENBERG

Make a Left
CLARE BUSEY

THELO NIOUS
MATTHEW DISCHNER

I Asked for a Sign
BRANDY CLARK

Loud Mouth & Loud Mouth
KATIE BUSEY

Queerness Contested:
Derogatory Language in Drag Performance and the Fundamental Queer Antagonism
SAM DANLEY

Afro-Puerto Rican Mantra
ALEXANDRA ROSADO-ROMÁN

Unorthodox
NOLAN RYAN TROWE

Two Stanzas in Free Verse
MATTHEW DISCHNER

Who Owns the Underworld:
Holograms and the Taboo
LOUISE HO

Soap
ALI GREEN

Erosion of the Tide
VICTORIA LEWIS

Our publication is forever thankful for and indebted to the guidance of our faculty advisor Kimon Keramidas for his continual methodological guidance and support; and to both Joanna Epstein and Nicole Pandolfo for their seemingly never-ending supply of compassion and answers to any/all of our random questions. We could not have done this without you, thank you.

Caustic Frolic is a peer-edited graduate student-run journal founded by New York University’s Center for Experimental Humanities and supported by a GSAS Student Life grant.