Spring 2017 – From Life Birds and “Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus)” by Mark Miller

The following is an excerpt from the much longer essay named in the title, “Scissor-tailed Flycatcher,” which in turn is part of a much longer work entitled Life Birds. This excerpt explains the genesis of the poem that follows and that ends “Scissor-tailed Flycatcher,” though that bird appears neither in the excerpt below nor in …

Spring 2017 – You Came Very Well-Recommended: a Series of Secret Letters by Gregory Scheckler

Path: Received: Sloane Subject: = URGENT: new discovery From: G Message-Id: Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2016 07:57:36 -0400; encryption protocols To: Sloane Attachment: photo.jpg letters.pdf June 10th, 2016, Boston Hey Prof. Sloane, As we discussed on Skype, I’m forwarding copies of the letters for analysis. Found them in my grandpa's attic, folded up inside antique …

Spring 2017 – Framing Multitude: Alternative Paradigms of Citizenship in New Venezuelan Cinema by Mariana Bolívar Rubín

Globalization, population’s mobility, and the increasing visibility of disenfranchise sectors of society continues to shape the production of national imagery in Latin American film. Nuevo Cine Venezolano, the most recent expression of national cinema, represents an enormous shift in the nature of the interaction between the cinematic industry and popular representation Amidst the failures of …

Spring 2017 – Shibori, Indigo, and Kites by Ann Scott

  A Few Words About Shibori, Indigo, and Kites I have been a dedicated maker and shaper of textiles for decades, continually fascinated with the ancient processes used to transform a collection of fibers into a woolen rug, a linen napkin, or a finished garment. Carding, spinning, dying, weaving, knitting, hooking, beading, stitching, embellishing: although …