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“Kiss More Boys” — An Interview With Author Rakesh Satyal

In Current, Featured, Narrative by Angelina Eimannsberger

Indulgence editor Angelina Eimannsberger had the great fortune to get an email interview with Rakesh Satyal, author of the Lambda Award winning novel “Blue Boy.” She asked him a few questions, about his wonderful new novel “No One Can Pronounce My Name” and about advice he has for fellow writers. Angelina: If you don’t mind set the scene for us– Where …

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Last Winter Man

In Current, Featured, Poetry by Angelina Eimannsberger

By Saronik Bosu Silliest among reasons why his death was my first unmaking, was that my grandfather was a gathered man. A man of sure things – his love: an arabesque on the tip of a nib he’d just cut for me a fresh cut nib in an everscreened world can pull that world to a stop, if only for …

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Radical Knowledge for Radical Action: Assata Shakur’s Autobiography

In Featured, Feminism, Intervention by Ian Kennedy

“The schools we go to are reflections of the society that created them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free. Schools in amerika are interested in brainwashing people with amerikanism, giving them a little bit of education, and teaching them the skills …

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Nature Poetry Part III: Donika Kelly’s ‘Bestiary’

In Featured, Verse by Ian Kennedy

by Ian Kennedy So far this short series on Nature poetry has focused on books where nature as landscape, as force of growth, as human counterpart, has been a central theme. The third collection of poetry, Donika Kelly’s Bestiary, however, takes a very different view of the relationship between nature and person, a view that collapses that dichotomy. Our previous …

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Form Versus Content in Feminist Filmmaking: A Critique of Band Aid

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By Paula O’Donnell Zoe Lister-Jones wrote, directed, co-produced, and starred in Band Aid, a film about the general dissonance of marriage, and romantic codependency undermined by tragedy. To have a female filmmaker wearing so many hats on a movie with a theatrical release is a feminist accomplishment in form within a profoundly male-dominated industry. A 2016 study from USC’s School …

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Why “Indulgence”?

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By Indulgence Editors Dear Reader, As we are rebooting our magazine Indulgence, we decided to share a few thoughts with you on where our name comes from. We called our magazine Indulgence not to embrace mindless greed, gluttony, or sloth, but instead to insist on a sense of being whole, doing what we want to do, and indulging our own …

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Access to NYC Building Emissions Data

In Current, Featured, Intervention by indulgence_old

by Ian Kennedy Remember way back two weeks ago when the United States (my homeland) disgraced itself by pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement? I’m lucky that my beloved home city of New York and my state (also New York) decided that they’d live up to our Paris obligations even without the federal government. But even with their impressive …

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Emma Cline’s “The Girls”: Seeing Evie

In Featured, Feminism, Narrative, Women and Novels by indulgence_old

By Angelina Eimannsberger Emma Cline’s 2016 debut The Girls is set in 1960s California. The novel tells the story of 14 year old Evie drifting in and out of a cult, of her fascination for the girls in it, especially Suzanne, and Evie’s shock at the violence its members commit. A confused, lonely teenager with divorced and clueless parents, Evie’s sexuality is a mystery even to herself. …

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Are you white like me?

In Current, Featured, Intervention by indulgence_old

by Ian Kennedy If if are white like me, you know that part of what elected 45 was racism and xenophobia. You like and follow all the right things on facebook, instagram, and twitter. You get the memes. You write and call your representatives. You’ve read The Autobiography of Malcom X, The New Jim Crow and Between the World and …

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The Mothers II: Complicated Heroines

In Featured, Feminism, Women and Novels by indulgence_old

By Angelina Eimannsberger *Please note that this essay references major developments of The Mothers’ plot in its discussion of complicated heroines. Please read the novel, if you haven’t already, and then come back to this essay so we wont spoil your experience of plot and character development* The main character of Brit Bennett’s The Mothers, Nadia Turner is a complicated heroine who stands out in …