• Aya Alghanmeh

    tunes and trailblazers

    a brief history of women in jazz

    October 11, 2019
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    Who first comes to mind when you think of jazz? Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane? Likely. Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday? Perhaps. The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Melba Liston, Maria Schneider, Ingrid Jensen? Unlikely. This trend of thought is rooted in a misogynistic past. The world of jazz has […]

    the necessary death of the superhero genre

    a fan’s perspective

    September 27, 2019
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    Joker is coming out next weekend. Aren’t you excited to see the Clown Prince of Crime’s origin story as directed by the guy who made the The Hangover movies? I am. Not because of the praise, the acting, or what I’ve heard about the story. No—when I go into that theater on October 3, only […]

    what happened in yueyang

    a tale of baijiu, disaster, and beautiful things

    September 20, 2019
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    Content Warning: Death For as long as I can remember, I’ve been haunted by the prospect of my parents’ death. It usually comes when they’re running late: school pickups, after-school pickups, various other pickups. But the fear is really always there, waiting. It gripped me two weeks ago, the day after my move-in to Brown […]

    how to survive brunonia

    brown and blueno and bears, oh my!

    September 13, 2019
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    Ah, the annual ritual we call “coming to Brown.” Or, perhaps, “coming back to Brown.” I’m a senior, so I’ve been doin’ it since some of you youngsters were still in diapers. During my time at Brown, I’ve picked up a few things about starting the semester that I wish I’d known from the beginning. […]