There is literally no such thing as good English: on rejecting “standard american english” and embracing language change

By Jagravi Dave The way we speak ties us to where we’re from. Our speech is infused with linguistic markers, some extraordinarily salient and others more subtle, that identify us as coming from particular places so significantly that The New … Continue reading There is literally no such thing as good English: on rejecting “standard american english” and embracing language change

The Paradox of the Bong Woman: class divide and feminism in Bangladesh

By Nuha Fariha A quick Google search of Bengali women, or “Bong” women as they’re colloquially referred to, reveals an interesting picture. Bong women are portrayed as daring, well-read, cultured feminists, partiers, and foodies. In other words, it reveals the … Continue reading The Paradox of the Bong Woman: class divide and feminism in Bangladesh

Alternative Structures of Government: a conversation with Eastern Farm Workers Association

By Sophia May It may be time to admit that our system is failing us. Economically, our representatives continue to support policies that increase the broad income gap between the wealthy few and the impoverished many. This is perpetuated by a … Continue reading Alternative Structures of Government: a conversation with Eastern Farm Workers Association

Dismantling America’s Immigrant Fetish: how rabid anti-xenophobics can still be dicks

By Jeremiah Kim SCENE: A pho restaurant. Amidst the streams of sweat, spit, and speech spilling out between steaming bowls of hot brown broth, a table for two sits silent and spotless. LOVER: So uh…it says in your bio that … Continue reading Dismantling America’s Immigrant Fetish: how rabid anti-xenophobics can still be dicks

[Insert Celebrity Name Here] is Not an Activist: capitalizing on activi$m really $ucks

by Anna Godek The question of celebrity culture and what role it should play in our lives is highly debated. Part of the reason that celebrities hold sway in our culture is that many of them are also artists whose … Continue reading [Insert Celebrity Name Here] is Not an Activist: capitalizing on activi$m really $ucks