Author: Melissa Wade

The Quiet Zone: A Town Layered By Its Silence

Melissa Wade Towards the end of his recent stand-up special, Aziz Ansari asks the audience to clap if they spend too much time on their phones. The majority do. He asks if they’ve ever tried...

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Emily Austin’s Debut Novel and Being Dead Someday

Melissa Wade The cover of Emily Austin’s debut novel presents visual insight into the book’s core dichotomy. In a design by Kelli McAdams, lollipop-colored rabbits bound with life in neatly...

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From the Room: A Farewell from Editor-in-Chief Melissa Wade

“Goodbyes always make my throat hurt. I need more hellos.” Charlie Brown When it comes to personal notes like this, I tend to think that someone else has already expressed how I feel better than...

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Embody: Featured Artist, Jillian Ellis

Embody #2 Melissa Wade  Years ago, I wrote a biography on Ansel Adams for a high school humanities class, and I remember spending a whole page on one thing he said: “You don’t take a photograph,...

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Ameelio: Fighting the Injustice of High-Cost Prison Communication

By Melissa Wade In order to communicate with an incarcerated loved one, just for 15 minutes, you might have to pay upwards of $25. Those 15 minutes might be all you can afford; they might be your...

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