Staff Picks

  • Christian Johnson
    Published 9 days ago
    Second Place in Better Days Challenge
    I Just Want a Damn Hug

    I Just Want a Damn Hug

    Today is May 14th 2020; it’s my 28th birthday.
  • Micah Brady
    Published 11 days ago
    "What are they saying?" -A lot of people @ the LGBTQ+ community

    "What are they saying?" -A lot of people @ the LGBTQ+ community

    Much of the conflict between the church and the queer community could settle if we spoke the same language; it would allow space for understanding even if disagreement continues. However, many people on opposite sides of the queer morality debate often use the same words with different definitions. Sometimes, they’re completely unaware of another person’s vocabulary. In many ways, the church and the queer community don’t speak the same language.
  • malin evita
    Published 19 days ago
    Normal People: A Timeless and Tender Portrayal of Young Love - But Does it Live Up to the Hype?

    Normal People: A Timeless and Tender Portrayal of Young Love - But Does it Live Up to the Hype?

    Based on the best-selling novel by Irish author Sally Rooney, BBC Three’s adaptation of Normal People is a near word for word parallel as it tells the raw and realistic story of Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal). An infatuation started as teens through secret kisses (and that which follows) that would continue to be revived and deepen as their lives persist on crossing paths throughout the years.
  • Jenny Meya
    Published 25 days ago
    Reference Point

    Reference Point

    There was never really a thought to use water. To comb out that hair with water. Those brush strokes made sounds of ripped branches that came out of resistance. It resisted itself from the coarse-textured nappy headed hair that told colourful stories. Tales often heard through wired telephones. Most of these stories rhymed with many different types of black and brown skinned heads. Mama would always say, “that’s why you gotta brush your hair out every day. If you did, maybe it wouldn’t hurt as much."
  • Finn Bartram
    Published about a month ago
    Love more: nature, summer hits, each other

    Love more: nature, summer hits, each other

    Last weekend I participated in my first ever Zoom hosted birthday party. We all dialled in from our respective locations around Europe and had a few drinks together as if we were down the local. Everyone attempted to outdo each other with party paraphernalia including wigs, hats, sunglasses, and flashy jackets- baubles from festivals and house parties of bygone days.
  • Emily Jacoby
    Published 2 months ago
    I Belong Everywhere

    I Belong Everywhere

    In a 55th Street Playhouse Chantal Akerman is stealing half the ticket sales a night as a cashier at a porn theater. It’s 1972 and I’m not even a thought in my parents’ minds. Yet what Chantal does twenty years before I come screaming into this world would forever change the course of my adult life.
  • Wendy
    Published 2 months ago
    Tinder Under Quarantine

    Tinder Under Quarantine

    Amidst the great ‘rona pandemic, people far and wide have been encouraged to practice “social distancing,” that is; avoiding large crowds and limiting physical contact with others so that the disease can be easier to contain. For some, this has been an easy transition with little bumps.
  • Wendy
    Published 2 months ago
    "You Can't Be Racist to an Asian"

    "You Can't Be Racist to an Asian"

    On the day that this picture was taken, I flipped off a black homeless man. He was sitting on the sidewalk, and had a dirty red blanket around his shoulders. In his hand was a rattling plastic cup containing a few coins. Anyone who might have seen this insensitive gesture would probably think of me as a cold, heartless bitch.
  • Jide Okonjo
    Published 2 months ago
    10 Women Ask Their Crushes Out On Dates. The Responses Will Have You Screaming.