The Call of the Void by Kavinila Rengaraju

(CW: suicide) The night Surya decides he will go to his death, his wife goes into labor. His son arrives with an air of practicality, eliciting one loud wail to announce his presence before knotting his eyebrows together and squinting to make out the blurry shapes around him that belong to voices he already knows. … Read moreThe Call of the Void by Kavinila Rengaraju

(Issue 14) Fashion Feature: Rupal Bakul Banerjee

Interview and Photography by Anisha Patil In this interview, designer and founder Rupal Banerjee of ‘Ru by Rupal’ tells Fashion Editor and photographer Anisha Patil about her journey of self-expression through fashion, graphic design and business. From her early days influenced by her Desi parents’ business to her later days at Parsons, and more recently … Read more(Issue 14) Fashion Feature: Rupal Bakul Banerjee

Nathan Farrell Music

Nathan Farrell (he/him) is a 23-year-old vocalist, saxophonist, songwriter, and arranger based in New York City. He narrates the complexities and contradictions of the human condition through stories of love and loss, as a young mixed-race individual processing current issues such as mental health, queerness, racial justice, and climate change.  Nathan’s sound presents a gratified, immersive … Read moreNathan Farrell Music

THIS IS GOING TO END WELL by Selena Kuikahi

SCENE 1:INT. QUEER NIGHTCLUB, LOS ANGELES – NIGHT (2019) VEGA (22, long brown hair, tan complexion, arm filled with miscellaneous doodle-like tattoos) waits at the bar, twirling a marker between her fingers. POP MUSIC drowns out the CHATTER of bar goers.AVERY (23, short black hair just shaggy enough to escape a “bowl cut” moniker, cuticles … Read moreTHIS IS GOING TO END WELL by Selena Kuikahi

“Wildflower” by Avangelia

Soulfulness is nearly impossible to describe but is unmistakable when truly felt. Avangeliacaptures the visceral feeling like few others. The 20-year-old Brooklyn born, Singer – Songwriterand producer embodies it, with all of the nuanced pain and bliss wrapped up in the concept. Sheexplores jazzy melodies in tandem with folky storytelling and neo-soul/R&B grooves. Wildfloweris Avangelia’s … Read more“Wildflower” by Avangelia

“Hohenheim Suites” by Stratøs

Exploration of one’s identity in the face of existential uncertainty is the core theme of Hohenheim Suites, the sophomore LP by saxophonist, composer, producer, and film photographer Stratøs. Stratøs’ previous project, Planets, was the amalgamation of the producer’s diverse musical identities. Reaching from the visceral, distorted sounds and grooves of the death metal world to … Read more“Hohenheim Suites” by Stratøs

Braiding Sweetgrass Review by Miranda Mlilo

Image source: Penguin Books “The moral covenant of reciprocity calls us to honor our responsibilities for all we have been given, for all that we have taken. It’s our turn now, long overdue. Let us hold a giveaway for Mother Earth, spread our blankets out for her and pile them high with gifts of our … Read moreBraiding Sweetgrass Review by Miranda Mlilo

“Don’t Ask Why” by Katzú Oso

Los Angeles based Latinx artist Paul Hernandez, under the moniker Katzù Oso, returns with his latest single “Don’t Ask Why” that continues to shine light on his signature blend of indie bedroom-pop with new age 80’s nostalgia. Marking the first single of a new era for the singer/songwriter, the track was produced by Paul Hernandez … Read more“Don’t Ask Why” by Katzú Oso

Letting Go and Holding On by Ashley Gin

     Image Source: Colin Boyle / Chicago Sun-Times         Is there value in holding onto the past when you’ve already embraced the new? Why did I sometimes struggle with the simplest of questions? It wasn’t always easy being me. I mean, I stood out from all the other kids in our cookie-cutter suburb in middle America. … Read moreLetting Go and Holding On by Ashley Gin

“They Don’t See Us” by The Tiarras

The Tiarras, formerly known as The Tiarra Girls, recently announced a change to their official name, signaling a new era for the 3x Austin Music Award-winning trio. After dominating the local music scene since adolescent ages, the Mexican-American musicians/songwriters step into a rebirth under a revitalized name to fittingly  suit the next chapter of their … Read more“They Don’t See Us” by The Tiarras

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