I Hold a Wolf by the Ears: A Review
“I want to tell you about the night I got hit by a train and died. The thing is—it never happened.”
Laura van den Berg begins her sixth book, I Hold a Wolf by the Ears, with this disorientingly brilliant line. The rest of the short stories in this collection keep the same momentum, whirling the reader into a dance with the beautiful and, at times, horrifying worlds van den Berg has created. The collection masterfully explores themes of
The recent attacks on Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities are, sadly, nothing new. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, violence and hateful rhetoric against AAPI groups have spiked, spurred, in large part, by the targeted racist speech by former President Trump. Crimes fueled by Anti-Asian rhetoric have risen by 1,900% in New York alone within the last year.
With a string of violent attacks in California, including the death of 84-year-old Tha
As a member of Gen Z, I’m inclined to believe that global change will be made by my generation and those that come after. But what if, in fact, they are already being made by those who came before me, and I am just meant to continue and widen their path? The presence of strong women in today’s media inspires people, regardless of their gender or nationality, to make overdue changes. With strong minds leading the charge, we can anticipate a better future.
Four years ag
2019 marks the decline of the family-friendly, relentlessly upbeat Kpop scene. The industry has grown so far as to become one of South Korea’s top exports, worth $5 billion annually. However, what used to be a PG-rated genre has now shifted to one tainted with sex crimes, tax evasion, and assault. Illegal hidden camera footage (non-consensual porn, essentially) exchanged between a circle of Kpop stars make up a scandal simply referred to as “Burning Sun.” The term was