Women at the End of the World

Featured Image: Robert Koorenny Ever since I was young, I’ve been aware of the environment’s fragility and how acute disturbances could elicit monumental changes. I credit most of this consciousness to natural disaster flicks, as juvenile and nonsensical as it seems. To maintain suspense and entertainment, these movies often speed up the severity of threats…

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National Day of Protest: End Indefinite and Arbitrary Detention of Refugees

Images from the National Day of Protest in Melbourne, Australia on March 5, 2021. Use arrows above to navigate through the slideshow. Supporters rallied outside State Library Victoria to demand the government put an end to the indefinite and arbitrary detention of refugees. Known for its hard-line immigration policy and internationally criticised treatment of those…

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How I Fell Back In Love With Reading

Featured Illustration: Grace Easton Unboxing new books is a marvelous experience. First, you await the package for days, meticulously reloading the Canada Post website. Then, when the package finally arrives, it must undergo the pandemic-screening process which involves Clorox wipes and social distancing from the box. Finally, the box is opened and the books are…

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Hasnain Ali: Producing Opportunities

Featured Image: Yekaterina Gyadu Hasnain Ali is a Pakistani-American Muslim actor and producer from Queens, New York. He has been in short films, web series, TV series, and feature films such as the 2017 romantic comedy Irritable starring Aaron Dake, Stefanie Bloom, Jessica Barrish, and more. Ali’s love for acting began when working in finance.…

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An Artist’s Reframing of the Past

On first viewing, Jody Paulsen’s textile collages displayed against the bright yellow walls of the SMAC Gallery in Cape Town appear to be a joyful celebration of life. I am drawn towards them, wanting to touch the multiple layers of felt, recalling childhood games and crafts. On closer examination though, I recognise deeper references to…

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I May Destroy You’s Snub Is About More Than Just Race

Early this month, the final selection for this year’s Golden Globes was announced. The nominations were some of the most notable films and television shows that encapsulated our screens in 2020 like The Crown, Schitt’s Creek, and so many more.  Among those nominated was Emily in Paris, a Netflix series following a young girl’s journey…

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Side Effects

Featured Image: Hanifa Abdul Hameed Over the sewing machine Among the steady hum  Of the needle gliding into the fabric I hear  ‘Ladkiyon ko zyaada nahi parhaana chahiye Unki soch badal jaati hai. Ladkiyaan zyaada parh leti hain Toh bahu banna bhool jati hain.’   Girls shouldn’t study too much Their way of thinking changes…

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The Rebranding of AAVE: Modern Day Minstrel

Featured Image: Shannon Ahren for Alligator African American Vernacular English (AAVE), also known as Black English and Ebonics, is a dialect with its own grammatical rules, vocabulary, and sentence structure. AAVE is believed to have started during slavery, as the enslaved people were unable to understand English, and many were unable to communicate with each…

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