What Next?

  By Luma Jasim Mixed media Plaster, tissue, transfer photo, tar, oil, acrylic, charcoal, ink, and shellac on wood panel framed with aluminum sheet 48x48x2 inches   Luma Jasim is a multimedia Iraqi-born artist. Jasim emigrated from her home country to the United States in 2008. During the last nine years, Luma accomplished a full [...]

What Next? 2017-12-18T23:25:09+00:00

First Dream

  By Alexandra Malouta Acrylic on canvas 36” by 24”   Alexandra Malouta is a native of Houston, Texas. She completed BAs in Earth and Environmental Science and Studio Art at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, and later an MS in Geochemistry at Rice University. Her art focuses on translating the physicality of geologic processes and [...]

First Dream 2017-12-18T23:20:56+00:00

Long Term Vision II

  By Luma Jasim Ink, charcoal, and acrylic on canvas. 72x48x1.5 inches   Luma Jasim is a multimedia Iraqi-born artist. Jasim emigrated from her home country to the United States in 2008. During the last nine years, Luma accomplished a full scholarship from Parsons School of Design, The New School. She is one of the [...]

Long Term Vision II 2017-12-18T23:25:55+00:00

Hydrophobia

By Seamus Mullin She could not shower for three days because the water made her nervous. It was a fever of the brain. It was a complete loss of control. If not for the letters, she would have forgotten her own name. She waited along the route of the heroes’ parade to see her soldier [...]

Hydrophobia 2017-12-18T22:49:46+00:00

Best Damn Driver

by Ben Shani Across the monitor in delayed succession the new deliveries specifics sputter out: Address, order, estimated time of arrival, and or if there are any special sides. I’m first in line to take the next batch, three or four I lug in a worn-out bag and race around town, mapping out the quickest [...]

Best Damn Driver 2017-12-18T22:32:51+00:00

Connecting Acts of Oppression: Applying Practice Theory to White Supremacy

By Ian Kennedy Contemporary popular debates about race and racism are caught in a difference of assumptions. On the one hand, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ article “The First White President” in the October 2017 issue of The Atlantic exemplifies the systemic view: white supremacy and racism are perpetrated by all members who share a particular identification, leveling [...]

Connecting Acts of Oppression: Applying Practice Theory to White Supremacy 2017-12-18T22:32:03+00:00

Olive Ave., 12:46am

By Ian Thompson The drunken man on Olive wears a shirt that reads I need a chica from Costa Rica! below the outline of a nation poverty-stricken but known by outsiders for its tranquil beaches—just as my city is more associated with a haunted cruise liner than the ghosts of those killed on its streets, [...]

Olive Ave., 12:46am 2017-12-18T23:04:59+00:00

Visiting an Old Friend

By Ian Thompson Strung above your mother’s slatetiled patio, gleaming orbs wobble with the breath of night— like pendula. I’m counting soggy Dorito morsels that soar as you speak, a few finding their way to the feet of this deck chair, upon which I sit in a defensive lotus pose. You want to make a [...]

Visiting an Old Friend 2017-12-18T22:56:32+00:00

Sundays

By Sophie Dess This was when I’d lie transfixed by the light that only came on Sundays, with my small body wrapped in a quilt cocoon, my head pressed against the pillow and eyes open and eager. I’d study the pale green of my walls, lit in that tender, rustic way. Lit in a light [...]

Sundays 2017-12-15T20:30:44+00:00

A Reflection on Uncle Leonard

By Ian Thompson If one had asked you why your career in the arts never flourished, you would have shrugged perplexedly. the stub on your right foot— what remained of a toe you’d sheared off to avoid being drafted—a sign of the madness that all geniuses must possess. Today, I read about a sculptor who [...]

A Reflection on Uncle Leonard 2017-12-18T23:05:49+00:00