One writer explores her ongoing, accidental obsession with Letters to a Stranger.
Roz Chast’s comics offer reprieve for a writer “scared of everything.”
JR Atkinson travels to Seattle with her father to watch her Grandpa perform a jazz set.
This comic series explores the deeply intertwined relationship between fashion and identity.
Strauss’ Metamorphosen becomes an annual tradition and touchstone for personal growth.
After Ocean Vuong’s visit to Wesleyan, Sage Marshall interprets his work with a poem of his own.
Lyrics from The Front Bottoms serve as inspiration for moments of self-reflection.
One writer reflects on the impact of emotionally loaded songs during her first week of college.
Can improvisation help one writer escape the doldrums of routine in his life?
The founders of Midriff Magazine discuss the importance of sharing the stories of young womxn in today’s world.
Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks sparks a moment of reflection during a time of transition.
Claudia Schatz explores the ways her relationship to Lorde’s music has diverged—and remained the same—over the years.
A young, white man investigates his relationship to black music and questions the music industry’s perpetuation of harmful narratives.
In advance of The MASH, we talked to several up-and-coming musicians joining Reverberations Mag at the Olin Stage.
An Asian-American high schooler recounts the importance of genuine representation and the joys of self-recognition through Crazy Rich Asians (2018).
JR Atkinson watches Bo Burnham’s new film Eighth Grade (2018) and reflects on her own experiences as “the quiet kid” in middle school.
Rebecca Solnit’s book serves as a quasi-guide to Linne Halpern in the immediate aftermath of her college graduation.
After moving to NYC, “Marigold” brings back the memories—and strength—of a simpler time.
After sneaking into a 21+ venue, one concert-goer finds reception with and reverence for Liz Phair.
Amid a stormy midwestern summer, one writer learns to embrace chaos while playing The Last of Us.
Sage Marshall and Douglas A. Martin discuss Kathy Acker, the juxtaposition of different selves, finding a voice within criticism, and the importance of creating a home within writing.