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clarisse angkasa a place on the stage

a place on the stage

the thrill of a first visit

Endless reflective windows meld into crumbling brick walls, colored tarps cover construction sites, and LED advertisements illuminate a frigid night. The expanse of Manhattan unfurls its skyscraper-clad curtains and opens into my reality. I am swept into the giddy tourism, the excitement of a first visit. My expectations swell as names I’ve only seen on…

jenice kim to throw a frisbee

to throw a frisbee

brown bucket list #3

nice kimMy freshman year, in an introductory art class, I became captivated by Edward Hopper’s painting Nighthawks, which portrays four people—a couple, a solitary man, and a waiter—in a downtown diner at night. It is cold and dark outside, but the diner is warm and well-lit. The details are brilliant, meticulous, but what makes this…

michelle ng bucket list

To fulfill a vendetta

Brown Bucket List #2

“I once sang ‘Would You Be My Butterfuck?’ in the Quiet Room of the John Hay,” Emma said. “There are no more sacred spaces.” I stared at Emma with a familiar, speechless admiration. We were sitting in the lobby of J. Walter Wilson on red plastic chairs around a small wooden table. Nearby, the automatic…

diana hong twilight piece 1 1

A critique of modern-day heroines

And why their love stories aren’t “relationship goals”

Fifty Shades Darker, the much-anticipated sequel to the supposedly titillating erotic film Fifty Shades of Grey, came out on February 10th, and some people could not have been more excited. I’m going to be honest and say that I, too, was excited to watch it—but more out of curiosity similar to one experienced when driving…

why seasons suck michelle ng

why seasons suck

a definitive ranking of seasons from worst to best

As fall turns into winter slowly and less brutally than I expected (thanks, climate change), I am once again forced to reflect on why I have so much hate in my heart for the seasons. I spent the first 19 years of my life in sunny, tropical Sri Lanka, five degrees above the equator. The…