Melancholia: The Sylvia Plath Effect

By Adelina Sarkisyan “The lunatic, the lover, and the poet / are of imagination all compact.” -William Shakespeare The Sylvia Plath Effect: (n) The theory proposed in 2001 by psychologist James Kaufman, PhD, that there is a clear link between creativity and mental illness, which is seen most prominently in female poets. The concept of … Continue reading

A Body of Work: Eagle’s Flight

By Laura Lim The eyes on the brick wall stare at her, neon yellows and artificial blues that make her mouth water. Like candy. Whoever drew them is going to get caught by the authorities. She wonders why they painted the eyes in the first place. If they were smart, they did it in a … Continue reading

Defining Beauty: Time Among the Himba

By Keelin Guinan Discovering the different kinds of beautiful across the globe is essential to understanding the beauty that lies within each of us. In order to successfully do this however, one must look to the places that seem unconventional in comparison to his or her own perception. Recently, I traveled to a place that … Continue reading