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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Poetry || Insomnia (Shawn Hatfield)

Insomnia It’s terrible I lie here wondering why I’m awake, drunk again The ceiling was screaming at me My teeth grind against each other, back and forth back and forth… The jaw clenches hard and moves slowly, steadily against the top row of teeth My

Flash Fiction || Less than Three (Penelope Webb)

He was fond of expressing himself via distinct emoticons. He would frequently use the heart motif <3 to communicate his eternal love for Martha. The first time the technologically illiterate Martha saw that, she mistook it to be an old mathematical expression, subtly implying that

Cinema || TeenKahon (Three Tales of Love)

The much speculated and lauded debut of Bauddhayan Mukherji is quite the novel idea on paper. Spanning an impressive one hundred years, Mukherji’s three tales of obsession would unite three vastly different stories from diverse eras to chart the course of a certain trait of

Cinema || Black Mass (Darkness Unbound)

The primary challenge that any filmmaker has to contend with when one attempts to make a gangster flick is to live up to the unrelenting standard set by one Martin Scorsese. Since director Scott Cooper chose to make what can essentially be called a ‘semi-biopic’

Cinema || Mia Madre (My Mother)

That meta-films are a specialty of Nanni Moretti has been evident ever since the release of ‘April’ (1998). He followed it up with Il Caimano (2006). Moretti’s latest, the Margherita Buy starrer ‘Mia Madre’ goes further than he has yet travelled into the psyche of