A 15-minute Break: Chapter 4

What does a 15-minute delay mean in a city that runs at 1,000 miles an hour? When a subway grinds to a halt in the middle of a tunnel, four strangers with different backgrounds,...

Postcard Poems

There are parts of New York City that just speak to your soul. Be it a quiet park, a bustling bookstore or a crowded coffee shop. Read six writers' postcard poems to their special...

Sunflowers

“I'll meet you by the car in five,” I say, rushing through the door. We're late to a cemetery service for my godfather. The florist's corner shop looks cozy and inviting in the midst of...

A 15-minute Break: Chapter 3

What does a 15-minute delay mean in a city that runs at 1,000 miles an hour? When a subway grinds to a halt in the middle of a tunnel, four strangers with different backgrounds,...

How To Map the East Village Artist

That alley I look out on between the Bowery and Second Avenue when Bleeker Street turns into First — I wish were a restaurant courtyard. Where there might be picnic tables and portable heaters there...

The Wedding, Chapter 2: Best Man

A wedding is a time for family, levity and love. But what craziness ensues when an unwanted guest, the groom’s ex to be exact, shows up out of the blue? Find out over the...

A Dancer Is a Body in Motion

“This isn’t a dance class — it’s a life class.” On the first day of my Steinhardt introductory modern dance class, my teacher Allegra Romita stated these words as we sat cross-legged in a circle...

The Wedding, Chapter 4: The Stem of the Glass

A wedding is a time for family, levity and love. But what craziness ensues when an unwanted guest, the groom’s ex to be exact, shows up out of the blue? Find out over the...

‘Identity in a Pot’ and ‘Do Do Don’t’

Identity in a Pot I brought my earthen pot to the other side of the world only to find that this side is a blind spot it must not enter. My brown earthen pot is loud against the white...

When You Hate Your Gallatin Concentration (And Everything Else, Too)

“Dad, I promise the $70,000 a year is worth it.” Story by Pamela Jew, Under the Arch Managing Editor Illustrations by Sophia Di Iorio, Creative Director Chapter One I have a lot of jokes about going to Gallatin. I’m...

A 15-minute Break: Chapter 1

What does a 15-minute delay mean to a city that runs at 1000 miles an hour? When a subway grinds to a halt in the middle of a tunnel, four strangers with different backgrounds,...

Tired Old Rebel

in endless march a floating child very last vestige of the embryonic army the powerful march of history violates your soil infiltrations of nests of thieves murder is committed with impunity on your fragile neck scars left by a carnivorous animal the U.S. colonial yoke this...
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