• Emma Margulies

    What’s in a Name?

    a crisis of Indian-ness

    October 13, 2016
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    “It’s Yamini.” “Yuh-MEE-ni?” “No, YA-mini.” “Yuh-MA-ni?” “Nope, YA-mini.” “Oh umm, okay…” [Think “YEAH!-mini.]   The beginning of a semester marks my bi-annual ritual of awkwardly correcting professors as they mispronounce my name. Nothing about my name had ever posed a challenge to anyone in my life before I made the trip across this unholy, overheated […]

    The Distinction between “Beautiful” and “Sexy”

    October 5, 2016
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    The most random conversations can lead to incredibly profound reflections. The other day, I had an interesting dialogue with two friends of mine. We had all recently watched Suicide Squad, and obviously got to talking about the fountain of perfection that is Margot Robbie. After fangirling over Robbie, we moved on to talk about Blake […]

    the secret (and stylish) adversary

    a review of BBC’s The Night Manager

    September 22, 2016
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    Warning: Spoilers ahead Much to my parents’ chagrin, I spent the first three nights of our vacation in a Himalayan village watching AMC and BBC’s miniseries, The Night Manager. While they sat outside, watching the stars (“You can actually see them when there’s no pollution!”), I was glued to my laptop, consuming the show based […]

    the dorm room menagerie

    brown’s stuffed study buddies

    April 28, 2016
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    At Reichenau Abbey in the ninth century, a monk who ought to have been transcribing a Latin primer stopped to flex his aching fingers. His eyes bleared when he looked down at the page of hymns and verb tables. “Enough of this!” he thought to himself. “I was made for higher work than rote transcription […]

    blood, sweat, and cheer

    confessions and reflections of a brown cheerleader

    April 14, 2016
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    When I tell people I’m a cheerleader, I’m often greeted with wide eyes, an amused smile, and a question about whether I embody one or more of the characteristics associated with the cheerleader stereotype. Before I write this article, let me make clear that no, neither I nor my teammates are Tina Hammersmith from “Bring […]