Binx R. Perino is a poet, organizer, and activist at Emerson College. They organize with the Boston chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America and work as a housing advocate within the city of Boston’s homelessness services. Their work has appeared in Cold Mountain Review, GASHER, Euphony, and elsewhere.
do you intend to spend your lifeturning turning and turning from shadowsor running into your future. Sloane Angelou is a storyteller & writer of West African origin; passionate about learning of human existence by interrogating human experiences. They exist in liminal spaces.
Oriana Sophia is a Dominican Actress/Costume Designer based in NY. She earned her BA in Theatre and Creative Writing from Hunter College and later studied at the Maggie Flanigan Acting Studio.
Dynamic electro-pop artists Jarina De Marco and Empress Of team up on latest single “Vacío,” a declaration of empowerment that lives within the individual spirit. Jarina recently announced the single, out on Thursday, September 2, via her socials and has now announced her special feature, Empress Of (Lorely Rodriguez). The eclectic duo channel their longtime … Read moreVacio by Jarina de Marco & Empress Of
Chef Brian Lumley & fiancé Mishonie Swack. Photo Cred: The Jamaica Observer Google ‘Brian Lumley’ and you’ll find both the British fantasy author and the Jamaican culinary prodigy. Interestingly, both are shaping narratives in their own right, with fiction and the food scene as their respective canvases. For the latter, years of … Read moreMeet Brian Lumley, The Jamaican Chef With A Sublime Spin On Sunday Brunch by Sasha Lee
In the media, ideas of the future have historically been portrayed through science fiction. However, when analyzing science fiction as a literary and cinematic genre, Black faces are seldom at the forefront. The 1985 blockbuster Back to The Future is a notable title in science fiction but when looking at the cast list, I see … Read moreNew Age Afrofuturism: Using Music and Film to Reference the Past and Create a Narrative of Black Futures by Trinity Townsend
While navigating a clinical depression that had start to consume more of my life, an oppressive job with a boss that was synonymous to Joseph Stalin as I’m trying to teach underserved students during a pandemic, balancing financial struggles during a time of financial turmoil, and trying to find peace in MY black experience in … Read moreDon’t Forget to Breathe by Malik Temple
In my mind, pakoras are synonymous with daawats (transliterated as “feast,” but used as “big food parties”). Crispy on the outside, soft in the middle, pakoras are one of my favourite salty treats because they are a lazy cook’s dream. It takes less than 5 minutes to put the ingredients together, and you can shallow … Read morePakoras for the Lazy Home Cook by Sania Saeed
the universe beganwith a big banga molten red envelope folded within – a hell bank noteand an origin storyI have never heard before I see constellations with unfamiliarfaces speaking in tones I do not knowand cannot remember the strokeorder of celestial characters you placed a bright sun in their hands—little flamethey delivered me an ember … Read moreOranges by Noah Westfall
There’s a class war happening in fashion and it’s getting worse. First it was Amazon and Valentino, then Facebook and Gucci. They’re the four most prominent behemoths in a growing trend of team ups and crackdowns, the teams ups being the hyper-rich corporations and their egos. The crackdowns have fallen upon counterfeiters, aka people who … Read moreThe Unsustainability of Luxury Fashion by Whitney R. McGuire, Esq.