Creating a Village

The unfortunate thing about not having 24/7 access to academic spaces is that you are not surrounded by fellow peers and creatives. Sure, you can keep in contact with them online and other varying methods of communication. But nothing beats being in a creative writing workshop or miniature cohort…

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Stories on Set: A Disastrous First Experience

I was 17 when I wrote and directed my first short film. I had written many other stories previously, but it had been hard for me to find a film crew until then, so all of the stories had remained on paper. My very literal title for this piece was “Discover Your Place in the World.” It was a coming of age story…

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Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Imma be real with you chief, I live for that Gay Shit™. If it exists, I have probably read or seen it. This includes but is not limited to: Fanfic, Yaoi, Boys Love, all the LGBT movies on Netflix, and of course loads of queer literature. I preface my review with these intimate details of my life to inform our readers…

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Five Favorite Brian De Palma Films

To me, the instant appeal of a Brian De Palma film is in the way he splits the experience between deadly fiction and whirlpool reality. In the style of his films, he wears his influences proudly on his celluloid sleeves, yet I can’t help but get wrapped up in the sumptuousness of his very unique approach…

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A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit

When I first picked up A Field Guide to Getting Lost, I was on vacation in South Carolina, staying at my grandmother’s beach house, the ocean less than a mile down the road from her neighborhood of brightly painted houses and strategically planted palm trees. It was approaching the end…

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Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

In recent months, after having caught a bit of outside light, Gillian Flynn’s debut novel, Sharp Objects, casts its shadows across every person who slips into its mesmerizing, 300-odd page world. After the emergence of Flynn’s second book, Dark Places, and her third novel, the unavoidable…

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Dead Girls by Alice Bolin

Two weeks ago, on a summer day too hot to truly enjoy, I headed to a friend’s house to hang out. We took cover in his air-conditioned room and watched movies all afternoon, his laptop propped strategically on the sloped perch of my knees. We watched two movies—Three Billboards…

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Queer Characters Deserve Happy Endings

Everyone close to me knows that I am an avid fan of animated series. Recently, the new season of Voltron: Legendary Defender, a show about five teens chosen to defend the galaxy in a giant robot, dropped on Netflix. This season in particular had huge buzz surrounding it because…

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