Kowa and Reta

By Alexander S. Adam Micro-perforated paper. Faber-Castell PITT artist pen. 9in x 12in   Alexander S. Adam is a doodler, web developer, and graphic designer based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Kowa and Reta 2017-12-18T23:30:42+00:00

Exodus

By Dan Murage On December 1st, we wake up in the early hours of the morning and trek to the polling stations. While we wait for the polling personnel to arrive, we regale each other with stories of a new country, a new democracy again. Some hail this moment as “The New Gambia” and have [...]

Exodus 2017-12-18T22:22:31+00:00

Gma

By Sophie Dess My grandmother’s eyes at times are obscured by two thick sheets of glass placed in cat-eye frames – she wears bifocals, which means she can’t gauge the scale of a decline. I think it’s formally deemed ‘a problem with depth perception.’ Thus, stairs pose a particular problem; her shaking hand is always [...]

Gma 2017-12-18T22:21:22+00:00

The End – Montauk

By Jessica Stilling At the beach, near the ocean, she can only bring herself to eat shellfish. And the techno music, the Hamptonites, they are not her scene. “Women are always talking about it, going into the sea. You know, like The Awakening.” She teaches English at a college on Long Island. “Oh yeah”, he [...]

The End – Montauk 2017-12-18T22:12:14+00:00

The Camaraderie of the House Fire

By Megan Maloof Your oven has been on all day, Scarlet embers from your cigarette fall into the recycling bin The curling iron is curling the plastic of your countertops- Whatever it is,  Your house is on fire. Family photos and garbage burn the same way. Faces peak from between curtains to look down on [...]

The Camaraderie of the House Fire 2017-12-18T22:19:28+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

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

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

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