Story of the Week


"Deborah Rancoff was never beautiful, but her drowned body was." Story of the Week (April 18), by Madeleine Lee.
Poem of the Week

Night Life

"Each day is not like this: Her edges showed sharp/ as diamonds one Tuesday before Wednesday dark/ pulled her from rain and dropped her in a car." Poem of the Week (April 15), by Mark J. Mitchell.
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Reclaiming the Narrative

Features Editor Sana Hussain's essay explores sexual power plays in Pakistani Urdu writer Ismat Chughtai’s short stories.
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Happiness, The Kind That Lasts

Can happiness be achieved, or is it an attribute assigned at birth? Junior Articles Editor Mariam Tareen explores scientific research to find out.

No Paine, No Gain

Blake Matich pays tribute to the contributions of Thomas Paine, a forgotten champion of minority rights in US history.
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Sarajevo from Another Angle

Contributing writer Maida Salkanović explores the modern day fall-out of peace negotiations in Bosnia-Herzegovina more than 20 years ago.
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IRL: Rachael Allen’s 4chan Poems

"The curatorial authorship emphasised in post-internet poetry, the devaluation of originality, reflects the experience of an artist in a culture that forgets nothing: the panic attack of influence." Charles Whalley on Rachael A...

Private Theatre: Snowpiercer

Senior film critic Tom Nixon reviews Bong Joon-Ho's much-anticipated dystopian thriller 'Snowpiercer'.