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A DIVE INTO PROMISING

YOUNG WOMAN

by madeline wasson

The buzzy new Oscar nominee Promising Young Woman is generating a lot of conversation about gender, power, and violence. And rightfully so: filmmaker Emerald Fennell made this movie to be a raw, intense commentary on sexual assault, with the intent of taking a difficult topic and making it more accessible. Read on about why how we see protagonist Cassie Thomas matters.

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FILMS WE'RE WATCHING & TUNES WE'RE HUMMING 

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Paint Chip Poetry

by anonymous

"in a parallel universe"

 

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a primrose path through

the deep end beneath

an ultraviolet supernova

negative three: number theory

by max zhang

fom FILM NOTES ON A GOD WHO DREAMS WITH THE SKY PAINTED NEON: A Documentary

 

Aging is just learning new definitions for numbers. Is changing

numerical figures to human ones.

Garden of Earthly Delights

by derek engen

A tavern roars inside your eggshell body.

Your stagnant feet are boats, marooned in ice.

Beneath your nose is acrid fruit, rotting.

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where does the deer go

by kian blewett

where’s the buck go when it rains

or the squirrel

into a little hole?

trees now feeling rain

they remain calm

what is nature, but a reflection of ourselves

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Literary Songs and Lyrical Novels 

by ben barrett

It is easy to imagine, then, how Darnielle’s concise yet complex three-minute narrative songs functioned as miniature dry runs for his novels today. His songs and books share literal similarities too, as his first novel was also a tale of escapism through video games. Wolf in White Van, longlisted for the National Book Award in 2014, follows a comic book-loving game designer who seeks to deeply envelop himself in fantasy worlds in order to distract himself from a traumatic incident.

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