• starless nights

    on light pollution and how to see in the dark

    April 12, 2019 |
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    I saw stars, and I mean really saw stars, for the first time when I was 18 years old. And no, I’m not from New York City or Hong Kong or some other neon-lit “City That Never Sleeps,” but a suburb in Maryland where a cursory glance at a clear night sky reveals Orion’s belt, […]

    lost in the groove

    one boy’s unhealthy obsession with afrobeat

    April 12, 2019 | ,
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    In the future, when science identifies all the different species of human introvert, perhaps gathering them together into the world’s least exciting museum diorama, it’ll be easy to pick me out. I’m the one frozen in furious motion on the plaster sidewalk, headphones strapped to his ears—present for all the world to see, but hopelessly […]

    lonely arts club band

    cultural picks for late night

    April 5, 2019 | , , , ,
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    “The neons and the cigarettes” When I arrived at Brown University three years ago, I didn’t have friends. I mean, I’d had friends —past tense—but here, immured in the red brick walls of a main green, under the skyline of an alien city, I felt completely and utterly alone. Sure, there were plenty of orientation […]

    breaking the silence

    ibuprofen, physical therapy, and generational pain

    April 12, 2019 |
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    Ibuprofen is the duct tape of the medicinal world (that and Vicks VapoRub). I’ve had the misfortune of dealing with empty bottles of Advil and prescription-grade ibuprofen for my chronic pain for a portion of my life. And despite greater medical access since packing up my things and moving across the country, the once-magical effects […]

    a family of artists

    learning from native american art venues

    April 12, 2019 |
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    As a young girl, I loved laying under my grandmother’s work table, watching as she molded life out of clay. Diné Bizaad poured out of the radio, the Navajo language mixing with the faint scent of wet dirt to fill the room. Sensing my wonder, my grandmother would invite me to stand beside her. I’d […]

    Perkins

    not that bad, honestly

    April 19, 2019 | ,
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    Located at 154 Power Street, Perkins is quite a walk from most things. Ideal for musicians, though—it’s right opposite the Orwig Music Library! “Wouldn’t have been my first choice—but honestly, I’ve grown to love it.”   Closest dining hall: Jo’s Distance from Ratty: seven minutes Number of rooms: Roughly 120 Room number: 119 Other rooms […]

    which fictional brown alumni are you?

    take this quiz to find out!

    April 11, 2019 | ,
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    overheard at brown


    “Would you like the patriarchy to open your bag of chips for you?”

    “The fortune in the fortune cookie said, ‘It’s a good time for old tasks.’ I say that’s not a fortune; that’s an attack.”

    Hot Post- Time Machine


    “Consume a God donut and you will understand the yeasty truths of the universe.”

    – Claribel Wu, “The Misprint Multiverse,” 3.16.17

     

    “Plato defined humanity as a ‘featherless biped,’ and presumably felt very confused every time he plucked a chicken.”

    – Charles Stewart, “the birds and the beats,” 4.26.18

    top ten snakes


    1. Nagini
    2. The Incredibly Deadly Viper
    3. Nicki Minaj’s anaconda
    4. Kaa
    5. Medusa
    6. Brutus
    7. Crotalus durissus
    8. The one in my boot
    9. Python (Hello, World!)
    10. Julian Towers

    past issues

    Feature

    starless nights
    April 12, 2019
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    working out working out
    April 5, 2019
    article by , illustrated by
    blueno the transfer student
    March 22, 2019
    article by , illustrated by

    Arts and Culture

    lost in the groove
    April 12, 2019
    article by , illustrated by
    lonely arts club band
    April 5, 2019
    article by , illustrated by
    haunted caretaker
    April 5, 2019
    article by , illustrated by

    Narrative

    breaking the silence
    April 12, 2019
    article by , illustrated by
    a family of artists
    April 12, 2019
    article by , illustrated by
    heritage speaker
    April 5, 2019
    article by , illustrated by

    Blog

    Tips to Make it Out of Finals Alive (On the Inside, As Well!)
    December 5, 2018
    article by kahini mehta
    10 Reasons Why It’s Totally OK That You’re Procrastinating Right Now
    December 5, 2018
    article by arya okten
    Mash-Ups of Songs With the Same Names That Shouldn't Exist
    November 29, 2018
    article by kahini mehta

    past issues