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yidi wu down here

From Way Down Here

smallness, shadows, and self-awareness

I remember sitting in my best friend’s muggy Everett dorm room, chin on my knees, knees against my chest. It was a familiar and comfortable pose that made me feel self-contained. Safe. She and I were in the middle of a heated discussion when, in the middle of it, she stopped—“Claribel, why do you always…

Soco Fernandez Garcia senior slump

senior slump

the modern film auteur and the impossibility of following oneself

As a preface—did you see, Hail, Caesar?  (That’s a tricky sentence to write, incidentally, since the stylistic typography used by the Coen brothers for their most recent directorial effort is actually Hail, Caesar!, which is a devil of a thing to try to end an interrogative with, but there you are.) If you did, statistically…

clarisse angkasa do you hate yourself oct 5 2016

do you?

a young woman’s lament

Do you? Do you love walnut pie, even though you’re allergic to walnuts and eating them gives you a terrible headache? Do you watch films and decide they’re stupid because you understood and enjoyed them? Do you blow off plans with people because they’re lame enough to have time for you? Do you decide that…

clarisse angkasa authors experience living in san francisco sep 21

California Dreaming

finding a new home on the west coast

I wasn’t ready yet. I told myself that I would not fall in love again so soon. But as I stood at the top of Battery Spencer, surrounded by the vast blueness of the sky and the water engulfing the land of San Francisco, there was no denying it. Compared to the immenseness I was…