The Name Game: Latinidad y Yo

by Dominic Schnabel Last names are hard, mine no exception. Schnabel. I have heard it butchered in every which way possible. Extra emphasis on the “a”, “bell” instead of “bull,” even adding in a few “p’s” and “k’s” for extra enunciation. Those familiar with the name’s German origin must think that I bleed beer and…

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Mamita

A mí mamita le decían la reina My great-grandmother would smile with all her teeth Let out a laugh that everyone still remembers Dicen que cocinaba como no te imaginás And she’d wear dresses with flowers and sunbeams on them Wearing them with a flare like only a dark-skinned woman could Yes A mí mamita…

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Remembrance: Honoring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Art Exhibit

On Sunday, February 19, “Remembrance: Honoring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women” opened in Stiles College Art Gallery. Curated by Yale Sisters of All Nations along with the Yale Native American Arts Coalition, the exhibit simultaneously educates and heals. “Remembrance” includes shawls, digital art, paintings, collage, and other mixed media by members of the Native community…

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Holy, Holy, Holy

  I have struggled for nearly three years with Wallace Stevens’ “Sunday Morning.” Since having sex with another man for the first time last weekend, it’s felt yet more pressing to understand this poem. Ostensibly, there is no connection between sex and Stevens’ poem about losing faith. Perhaps a more fitting poem to commemorate the…

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Trump Sucks: Serial Firings

After President Obama, and probably most of the others before, we were expecting a President to act with poise and grace and be (somewhat) kind. This, however, is not the reality under the Trump Administration. Donald Trump is hotheaded, dangerously stubborn, and full-out delusional, and yet he is running the country. And he (or should…

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