• Saanya Jain

    a literary scandal

    elena ferrante’s true identity

    December 1, 2016
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    I remember exactly what my father asked when he saw me reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling for the first time: “Do you know why the cover only has her initials?” I had no idea. He told me it was because her publishers thought that people wouldn’t want to buy books […]


    ashes and pixels

    October 27, 2016
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    Sometimes when snow falls, you think of her. You think of how you never imagined seeing in your mind, over and over again, her body crumpling as the flames ate her toes and her hair and her belly button until all that was left was white dust just like the snow that is enveloping you […]

    Croissants at a Crossroads

    conquering the final frontier of French pastry

    October 20, 2016
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    I grew up in Tunisia as a transplant from India. I don’t know if it was the flaky desert soil, the Mediterranean breeze, or the legacy of Hannibal towering above me on Carthage Hill, but I matured with a conqueror’s spirit. Unlike Hannibal, however, I conquered lands not with elephants but through food: Brownies were […]