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Byrd Calls: A Short Profile of Birdie S. Dewey

 By Rosa Sophia

She knew it was wrong to kill the birds and display their feathers on expensive hats, so she wore a cloth bonnet despite what the fashion of the day dictated. 614 more words

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Melancholia: The Sylvia Plath Effect

By Adelina Sarkisyan

“The lunatic, the lover, and the poet / are of imagination all compact.”
-William Shakespeare

The Sylvia Plath Effect: (n) The theory proposed in 2001 by psychologist James Kaufman, PhD, that there is a clear link between creativity and mental illness, which is seen most prominently in female poets. 1,180 more words

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Music from the World that Never Was: An Interview with Karliene

By Laura Kemmerer

Inspired by stories from other times and other places, Karliene’s music is hauntingly irresistible. Some of her best known covers have been “The Rains of Castamere,” “Sansa’s Hymn,” “The Last of the Giants,” and her original piece “Let it End,” all of which have come from or been inspired by the Game of Thrones universe. 2,149 more words

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A Body of Work: Eagle's Flight

By Laura Lim

The eyes on the brick wall stare at her, neon yellows and artificial blues that make her mouth water. Like candy. Whoever drew them is going to get caught by the authorities. 1,735 more words

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Defining Beauty: Time Among the Himba

By Keelin Guinan

Discovering the different kinds of beautiful across the globe is essential to understanding the beauty that lies within each of us. In order to successfully do this however, one must look to the places that seem unconventional in comparison to his or her own perception. 879 more words

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The Women of Horror

By Leslie McGuier

When we think of horror movies and their fans, one image often comes to mind: an awkward high school boy with long, shaggy hair dressed in black. 619 more words

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An Interview with Jackie Sabur of Black Lotus Tattoos

By Matthew Storino

Attending a Tattoo & Body Art Expo is truly a wondrous sight to behold for the first time. I found myself exposed to more body artwork in the space of five minutes than I had seen in the entirety of my life. 560 more words

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