The Things That Crushed Him

Michael Nasaruk       His right leg was shaking, out of control. The golden sustain pedal beneath his foot gained momentum and kept pressing back against the low and unstable pressure of his leg.


Alien’s Ellen Ripley and NASA’s Anna Fisher

Spanning the void between fiction and reality       Taylor Page       Regardless of the photographer’s intent, this Life magazine’s 1985 cover of the American Astronaut Anna Fisher says it all: The New York City bread graduate Anna Lee Fisher (top) of UCLA ignites a intriguing comparison to Ellen Ripley: one of world’s most famous female heroes projected in film.


The Sun of my Smile

Laura Sekarputri       Every time I look at my face in a mirror, I spot its dry skin, go away and forget the way I look. I hate the color of my skin. Like the ugly duckling, I’m the darkest among my family and friends.


Beneath the Skin of “Under the Skin”

Taylor Page       “Under The Skin,” like most stories, relies upon a narrative that exists on the surface of the film: a seductive alien luring willing men into her grasp my means of a van that peruses the Scottish coastline.



Ellen Francese       I have met death / Once Twice / The ground caught me / I could not run away /


The Blue Vase

Ellen Francese       The empty blue vase stood on the round white table in the kitchen. Early morning light crept through the jalousie's slats and extended its fingers to the smooth surface of the vase.

Art, Painting

Three Paintings

Magdalene Coleman       

Mixed Media, Painting, Photography

Paola Calatayud-Serna



The True Nature of Religion

Salome Kotsoladze       Contemplating about the true nature of religion, whether or not religious beliefs lie in or outside the bounds of rationality and reasoning is something all of us have thought about. “Why religion, since so costly, has survived?”


Setting and Structure Communication — An Analysis of Langston Hughes’ “Bop”

Mateo Rodo       The piece “Bop” by Langston Hughes is a dialectic expression of the Socratic method between two characters: Simple and the narrator, “I”. In this conversation, the subjects illustrate a teacher-student relationship.

Download, Volume 4



Foggy Morning, Strathlachlan, Michael Russell

Scottish Feature, Volume 4

Voices and Visions from the U.S. and Scotland


Berklee Community, Volume 4


Fiction, Volume 4 Childhood Andrew Choi They say that when a person dies, his life flashes before his eyes. Well, my life hasn’t flashed before my eyes. I’m not dead yet. I’m trying to think of all the possible reasons why this could or … More… Fiction, Volume

Berklee Community, Volume 4


Poetry, Volume 4 Sonnet 23 Jordan Casty The moon is only good for hanging hats. It’s lost whatever magic songs it played And now it’s just a night-light for the rats. A whisper in a monstrously loud parade. The sun is just a joker in … More… Poetry, …

Berklee Community, Volume 4


Creative Nonfiction, Volume 4 Eating Together Nicholas Salvador “Nikko! Get the table ready, the food is done!” Piping hot bowls filled with bakareta, a beef stew with tomato sauce, carrots, and potatoes, and pancit, a noodle dish. My dad serves all of us. My … More… Creative Nonfiction, …

Berklee Community, Volume 4


Columns, Volume 4, Zev Burrows: Film Talk Star Wars Episode VII: Return of the Empire or Revenge of the Consumer? Zev Burrows It’s been almost a year and a half now since multi-billionaire and film executive George Lucas sold his production company, Lucasfilm Ltd., to the Walt Disney …

Berklee Community, Volume 4


Interviews, Volume 4, Written Interviews Singer-songwriter Moana Avvenenti Leah Hinton Interviewer: Who are some Influences? Moana A.: I’ve had a lot of musical influences, of course. I am a big Michael Jackson fan. I just love the arrangements of his songs. They are so well done. You can …

Berklee Community, Volume 4


Art, Painting, Volume 4 Photographs of Six Paintings Diane Esmond Bathers ca. 1965 Caribbean Night 1978 Landscape, Provence ca.1964 Orange Forest 1974 Still Life 1971 Still Life with Wine Bottle 1953 More… Art, Photography, Volume 4 Portrait of fiddler Jenna Moynihan and harpist/vocalist Màiri Chaimbeul Louise

Featured Artists, Volume 4


Featured Artists, Volume 4 Friction Lacey Daley I dance with people who are older than me. Someone told me years ago never to try it, but here I am, cooped up in ballrooms and dance clubs cavorting with people often three times my age. I … More… Featured Artists

Columns, Zev Burrows: Film Talk

Film Criticism: Does it Matter Anymore?

Andrew Sarris, Pauline Kael, Vincent Canby, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Gene Siskel, and Roger Ebert. What do these names have in common? For starters, they are (or were) all film critics who have at some point held a prominent voice in the industry over the past 45 years. Each one of them …

Columns, Linnéa Lundgren

Life in Boston: A Swede’s Perspective

Linnéa Lundgren Living in the United States for two years has been a quite interesting experience. I have slowly discovered not only the most obvious differences, such as the doorknobs being round instead of straight, and people asking you how it’s going without expecting an answer (my first days here …

Celtic FUSION 2014, Events

Photos from Celtic FUSION 2014 – Am Fuaran

A Celebration of the Music of Scotland Tuesday, April 15 Red Room @ Cafe 939 Artists: -Jenna Moynihan & Mairi Chaimbeul -Hanneke Cassel & Christopher Lewis -Mark Simos -Eamon Sefton & Elias Alexander and more Elias Alexander Kathleen Park Eamon Sefton Elias Alexander Christopher Lewis Hanneke Cassel Mairi Chaimbeul Jenna …

Featured Artists, Volume 4


Lacey Daley I dance with people who are older than me. Someone told me years ago never to try it, but here I am, cooped up in ballrooms and dance clubs cavorting with people often three times my age. I can’t stop. I don’t want to stop. I used to …

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