J is for Juxtaposition: The legacy of Bharati Mukherjee’s Jasmine

By Minal Hajratwala In 1989, when Bharati Mukherjee’s Jasmine came out, I was also coming out: a college sophomore already defining …

Trump Revisits Vichy’s Rafles

Across the country, people woke to the alarming news: police were breaking families apart, assigning fathers and mothers, sons and …

Livilla’s Urn

By Diana Arterian I went in search of Livilla, of the alabaster that held her ashes. Livilla is a lesser-known …

Remembering Emmanuelle Riva, Who Hoped to Fill the World with Love

By Massoud Hayoun Emmanuelle Riva and I were supposed to get lunch. But the star of French-Japanese New Wave classic …

Man O’ War — Trump Fights Himself

By Jill Frank  Stasis, the Ancient Greek word for “standstill,” refers to a condition in which opposing forces cancel each …

Malia’s Tears

By Arielle Zibrak Donald Trump has been the president of the United States for just over a week. Though that …