Portraits of Exploitation

Portraits of Exploitation

Their faces were painted in hurried brushstrokes, slightly off-color, and without many identifying characteristics.
Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart

Five years ago, my father stopped reading and started watching MSNBC, whose keening pundits now bestow constant background radiation unto our crowded living room.
Our Relationship With Chocolate

Our Relationship With Chocolate

My past several months on Princeton’s campus have been defined by chocolate. During the week leading up to Dean’s Date I may have personally made the C-Store run out of chocolate covered peanuts.
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Coming Out to Christ

Coming Out to Christ

I am sixteen years old and sitting in a church pew and I am committing an act of defiance.
During Fire Drills

During Fire Drills

my teachers wore the same face they did on 9/11.
Tongues And Roses

Tongues And Roses

When, on February 9, the New York Post announced that Miley Cyrus had submitted a short film to the first-ever New York Porn Festival, countless gossip blogs rushed to report on Cyrus’ final descent into vulgarity.
Forefather

Forefather

The morning after my brother climbs in my bed & spends the whole night with his face in his hands, I go to the art museum.
A Game of Destruction

A Game of Destruction

Last week the Sprengel Museum in Hanover announced that Pierre Huyghe had won the 2015 Kurt Schwitters prize.
Yeezus Walks

Yeezus Walks

Is Kanye West Jesus, a genius, or just a jackass? The rapper-turned-fashion designer-turned entrepreneur has a singular talent for polarizing popular opinion, which seems incapable of finding any sort of middle ground between idolatry and loathing.
21st Century Patina

21st Century Patina

The Princeton campus is inundated with art and design; even the most vehement critics of neo-gothic or 20th century sculpture have to admit that much. Whether any of it suits your taste is, of course, a matter of personal preference. Art at this institution stretches beyond the walls of the art museum to the far...
Sankofa

Sankofa

On Friday, February 20, a group of students transformed the Mathey common room into a catwalk for Sankofa, Princeton’s 2nd annual African fashion show that highlights African clothing and many of Princeton’s performing arts groups, such as Black Arts Company: Dance, Ellipses, Hibir, Umqombothi, and more.
To Maybe Fall in Love, Try This

To Maybe Fall in Love, Try This

This isn’t an interview, but it feels like one. There are exactly 36 questions and I am stuck at the top of the list. “It can be anyone,” he says. “Really.”
Sisterhood of the Caliphate

Sisterhood of the Caliphate

Glory is hard to find. In a world of left swipes and back seat dates, in a world where we derive self importance from the attention our statuses get, where political messages are reduced to 140 characters, it can be easy to get lost in the quay.
Feelies

Feelies

My mother and I returned to the Tucson art museum because Rose Cabat’s daughter told us over the phone that the museum was selling Feelies not featured in the retrospective.
The Scooter Speaks

The Scooter Speaks

“What’s wrong?” The train conductor had his face right up next to mine. I was sitting down, and he was leaning over, hands on his knees. “Nothing,” I sniffled.