EMPOWERMENT, THE ARTS

DONDA: Kanye’s Search for an Integrated Self

Featured Image: BFA/Yeezy via Vogue In the full light of hindsight, seeing the past with grown conscience is a painful discovery. The only direction is tomorrow, with an offensively unfixable yesterday. “We live everything as it comes, without warning, like an actor going on cold,” Kundera paints this unbearable life. The nadirs of life’s course […]

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EMPOWERMENT, THE ARTS

Revisiting “Faces” by Mac Miller

“Mirrors are the doors through which Death comes and goes. Look at yourself in a mirror all your life and you’ll see Death at work, like bees in a hive of glass.” The 1950 French film Orpheus portrayed the mirror as the place to watch death’s course; perhaps a less macabre interpretation is of the […]

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CULTURE, WORLD ISSUES

The Duality of Visiting Your Motherland

Featured Image: Amanda Etemad The first time I went to Iran I was only 16, still in high school, traveling with a parent, and naive to so much of the world but eager to learn more about my roots. Growing up as one of the only Iranian-Americans in my tiny, majority-white suburb left me with […]

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