The Paladin Circle

Floetry Fridays with Nicole This week’s poem is called “A Friend” by Gillian Jones. This month is finals week for most students regardless of age, and the words “stressed”, “depression” and “anxiety” are being bled out on keyboards, papers and emails when it comes to the overwhelming amount of obnoxious school work they are being […]

The Dreariness of Silence

  Haiku Can You Imagine All Those Beautiful Thoughts Dying Never Expressed   Thursday Verseday with Arlinda With activism rapidly becoming a heavily discussed topic in various colleges and conferences throughout the nation, I thought it fitting to feature a poem emphasizing expression. Juan A. Rodriguez had his poem “Haiku” presented in Obscura’s spring 2012 […]

Your Best American Girl: Repressing Desire

Kat’s Music and Comics Corner (Issue #11) A month or two ago, in my Modern History of Japan class, my professor talked about some principals of Buddhism, which really reverberated with me. In order to find happiness and enter nirvana, according to my professor, you must take the step of relinquishing all desires. Of course, […]

Things Fall Apart

The novel Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe, tells a story set in Africa right before European contact. The story is about an Igbo man named Okonkwo, who is highly regarded within his village of Umuofio. Achebe introduces us to the brutality, violence, and tragedy, which comprise the lives of the characters. The superstitions, brutal […]

About the Loman Energy

CINÉMONDAYS WITH HARDIK Death of a Salesman (TV Movie) Dir. Volker Schlöndorff Screenplay: Arthur Miller Meet the Lomans from Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. An ageing father with a past and a dream. A concerned mother. Two adults under the pressure of their expectations––expectation to achieve the American Dream. And here’s how the Pulitzer-winning […]

Ingenuity Among the Dead

Thursday Verseday with Arlinda T.S. Eliot once wrote “no poet, no artist of any art, has his complete meaning alone. His significance, his appreciation is the appreciation of his relation to the dead poets and artists. You cannot value him alone; you must set him, for contrast and comparison, among the dead.” While the statement […]