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For All You Single Valentines

For All You Single Valentines

Live fast, die young, bad girls do it well. And so begins M.I.A.’s anthem of sexual female empowerment. Quite the song to start this Valentine’s Day playlist with, huh? What follows is a slew of favorite and oh-so classic single-girl hits, with a twist. Just see the David Aude remix of Beyonce’s classic ‘Single Girls (Put...
Make a Splash

Make a Splash

Wellington boot: a durable and waterproof boot made of rubber or polymer for both men and women. It’s practically February, which means it’s practically March, which means it’s practically spring! Maybe not quite, but it’s definitely spring shopping time, and a functional necessity for the weather is a rubber Wellington boot. But, can your practical...
Thrilling Throwbacks, you feel?

Thrilling Throwbacks, you feel?

It is the era we grew up in; the era we feel most familiar and at home with; the era we have come to love the most as we roll into 2014. What is it? Why, the 90s of course. Compiled here are a list of the classics dating from 1990 to 1999. Madonna begins these...
Hanky Panky

Hanky Panky

Some pieces are timeless, such as: a crisp white oxford button-up, a sharp black blazer, a flirty pair of summer sandals and a feminine dress or skirt. With spring just around the corner, there are many new trends affecting each of these classics. However, the handkerchief hem’s return is one of the most creative styles...
New Issue: Circles & Cycles!

New Issue: Circles & Cycles!

HELLO. WELCOME. I am so happy that you’re here. I want this issue to give you the feeling of freedom, of pleasure, of absurdity. For many of the pieces in this issue, I feel a circular energy reflecting returning and moving forward and the ruggedness and uncertainty which is associated with both. Here, we explore...
Fashion by Tim Nguyen

Fashion by Tim Nguyen

 
The Apocalypse is Now

The Apocalypse is Now

Sculptures by Aris Katsilakis Written by Malashree Suvedi The apocalypse is now. It opens at our end; and I feel like I knew you once even though you’ve become disfigured and dimorphic, and the love I felt for you is displaced.  I do know who you are, technically, but you changed. And with you, because...
The Television & The Forest

The Television & The Forest

Art by Luis Miguel Munoz Written by Nelly Matorina I went to bed at sunrise, breaaaaaaaathing through the past seven hours of almost quiet, almost quiet if I shut my doors and the sun rises from the curtain tops. When I went downstairs, it had started. The reality box was on full blast, beaming through...
Fragile Thing Part II

Fragile Thing Part II

Photo by Aguss Ballester Written by Malashree Suvedi Fragile Thing: Part 2 It is you whom I love. Every cell in your body has an agenda, each has a revolution in mind. They fight you for the freedom that you cannot give them. You mumble prayers to some god as you toss and turn in...
An Illusion

An Illusion

Written by Hannah Ustun My main inspiration for this edition was the end of this year’s academic ‘cycle’ at Art College. This marks an end to a very successful year, which has laid a solid foundation for my work to continue with optimism and excitement in September. The film featured in my submission was the...
We are never ever ever getting back together.

We are never ever ever getting back together.

Photo by Matt Fielding Written by Malashree Suvedi Infinity eats into infinity, hungry with chaos and death, the eternal footman snickers, and even the bald gods bicker. Darkness always repeats itself, as light laughs alone, Death annexes frigid stars, as lighthouses lay awake. We’ve walked with winners, talked to tattling tools too, Been between bulging...
orphan-tear-blue

orphan-tear-blue

  Art by Mark Dizon Written by Emily Harris orphan-tear blue   by the time i was 8, i’d made myself near-sighted from holding flashlights under covers, reading books when i should’ve been sleeping. so what if i’d slept? maybe then i’d know more about dreams, & less about facts – more about rest, &...