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Girl on Girl

An inside look at what’s between this book’s covers. by Kaylen Ralph During the height of 1970s second-wave feminism, Laura Mulvey, acclaimed British feminist film theorist, gifted the art world the lexicological ammunition it needed to call bullshit forevermore on Hollywood’s sexist tendencies. The “male gaze,” a term for the pervasive male perspective was coined […]

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Women Who Spin

The boys’ club of DJ’ing is skirted by women who mix just as hard (or harder)—and help one another rise to the top. By Lianna Matt Illustration by Grace Molteni Last month marked the one year anniversary since Minneapolis’ DJ Keezy began The Klituation, a night of an all-female artist and DJ lineup in the […]

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Q&A with Yana Gilbuena, Nomadic Chef Turned Author of No Forks Given

Gilbuena shares her culinary experience of cooking Filipino SALO feasts across the United States in her debut cookbook. By Kristina Bustos Photo by Benjamin Garrett, Illustration by Grace Molteni Yana Gilbuena currently calls San Francisco home. Before this, she bounced from one couch to another across the country and, at one point, was mistaken for […]

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The Canon: Books to Read in August

Witches, arson in rural America, and two takes on teenage girls. By Jenean Marie Gilmer, Emma Gordon, Annie Harvieux , Ann Mayhew, Julianne Queensen, Kaylen Ralph and Sarah Waller   Threads: From the Refugee Crisis by Kate Evans Verso Out: 6/20/2017 Threads is a series of graphic essays documenting author Kate Evans’ experiences traveling from […]

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More Than Just A Disorder

The film industry is shifting its approach to depictions of eating disorders. By JoAnna Novak Illustration by Grace Molteni I write nonfiction about my own eating disorder (ED) all the time, but my first novel, I Must Have You, is fiction—it isn’t autobiographical about anything except late-90s pop culture (#SavageGarden4Ever). The three characters who struggle […]

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Mosquers Goes Mainstream

Chemical engineer and Mosquers Chair Fatima Faizi channels her passion for film to combat stereotypes of Muslims and Islam with international film festival Mosquers. By Nadia Eldemerdash Photos provided by Fatima Faizi This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Mosquers Film Festival, a short-film competition focused on showcasing Muslim film talent and bringing their […]

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Nadia Sirota, Classical Queen

The violist uses her “Meet the Composer” podcast and collaboration with indie giants to challenge classical music’s stagnant place in history. By Grace Birnstengel Photo Credit to Shore Fire Media The impression that classical music is dead and gone has been around far longer than 34-year-old New York-based Nadia Sirota, yet the violist’s lifelong mission […]

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Q&A with Rachel Khong, author of GOODBYE, VITAMIN

Khong talks dried seaweed, mice with fake memories, and learning to grow up by regressing a little first. By Joanna Demkiewicz Photo by Andria Lo Last month, amidst the sundry “beach reads” lists and roundups published by literary influencers and book reviewers alike, Khloe Kardashian chimed in. She released her favorite summer reads on her app, […]

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The Canon: Books to Read In July

Tarot 101, intangible bodies, and a beach bum turned cosmopolitan. By Elizabeth Callen, Daley Farr, Jenean Marie Gilmer, Yana Makuwa ,Celia Mattison, Annie Metcalf, Kaylen Ralph, and Jordyn Taylor Inheritance from Mother by Minae Mizumura, translated from the Japanese by Juliet Winters Carpenter Other Press Out: 5/2/2017 In Minae Mizumura’s self-aware novel, Mitsuki’s mother, Noriko, […]

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The Nordic Theory of Everything: A Q&A with Anu Partanen

The Nordic Theory of Everything demonstrates how Nordic social policies benefit all while remaining true to the American dream. By Ann Mayhew Illustration by Grace Molteni Headshot Photographed by Kristiina Wilson Recently, as Americans become increasingly unhappy with the status quo (no matter their political leanings), they have been looking outward to other countries for inspiration on how to […]

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