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[Literature] – Coconut Dreams by Derek Mascarenhas

By Shailee Koranne Image Courtesy of Book*hug Published by Book*hug Press in 2019, Coconut Dreams explores the lives of the Pinto family through seventeen linked short stories. In Coconut Dreams, a boy exposes his town priest’s crimes through a thrilling series of events; a widow reflects on a romantic safari trip while watching The Lion King;…

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[Theatre] 49th Day at Next Stage

Reviewed by Allyson Aritcheta All Images by Zeeshan Safdar In Việt Nam, a young woman rushes through a cemetery, dropping before a grave. Shaking, she burns incense, makes offerings, and performs rituals, waiting for a sign from her deceased grandmother. Alone, the woman confronts her complicated relationship with her loved one. Weaving together poetry and drama,…

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[Exhibition] Pattern (dis)Placement by Soheila Esfahani

By Allyson Aritcheta All images by Jing Tey Soheila Esfahani meditates on cultural translation by examining ornaments and souvenirs as vessels of “portable culture” in Pattern (dis)Placement (2019). The Iranian visual artist aims to disrupt cultural origins by exploring the spaces between cultures that influence the ornaments and souvenirs on display. The ornaments that Esfahani…

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