On Creating Demons / Fresh Eyes
A chicken crows evening in a hideaway hen– house, songs of remembering and choosing. I left my vitality, once, in the arm of your apartment, a crooked yellow elbow. Do you remember?
“Brokeback Mountain” Review: If You Enjoy Films About Queer Misery, This Movie Is For You
Jake Gyllenhaal is Jack Twist and Heath Ledger is Ennis Del Mar, a couple of sheepherders whose work on Brokeback Mountain leads to a beautiful and heart-wrenching romance that develops between them — or so I was led to believe.
Lena Waithe and Unremarkable Black Art
While I could commend “Twenties” for its groundbreaking representation of queer Black womanhood, I prefer to not praise the show solely because of the gaps it fills.
I was 15 when I first visited my homeland for the first time. My mother’s stories and media like “Coco” had familiarized me with aspects of my Mexican culture, but this didn’t compare to seeing it in person.
Three Little Birds: Yared’s Inspiration From Above
This story takes us to the center of the Yaredian and one might say Ethiopian philosophy of music. It tells us that music does not come from within us, but reveals itself through us after descending from on high.
‘The Effect’ Preview: ‘Love, Drugs, and Ethics’
“The Effect,” running Nov. 10 through Nov. 13 at the Loeb Ex, follows two volunteers in a clinical trial who fall in love. It aims for realism and an immersive, thought-provoking experience.
Picturing the Past and Future — The Resurgent Importance of Nadav Kander’s Journey Along the Yangtze River
Kander implies that photography is a poor means of objectivity, preferring to use it to interrogate the world’s emotional depths.
The Call to Adventure
There isn’t a better metaphor in the world for overcoming obstacles and ascending from melancholic depths than climbing a mountain. Or seven of them.
Issa Rae Frees Black Women From The Restraints of Respectability
“Rap Sh!t” is not concerned with racial uplift or respectability. It is a refreshingly real representation of the absurdities and contradictions of being an aspiring rapper, of survival, Miami, and girls from the hood.
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Illustration by Elana R. Lane, computer science and design student at Northeastern University.