One writer reflects on the impact of emotionally loaded songs during her first week of college.
A young, white man investigates his relationship to black music and questions the music industry’s perpetuation of harmful narratives.
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.
Why an intriguing trailer and visually stimulating imagery were not enough to keep this writer enmeshed in Annihilation (2018.)
Love, Simon (2018) resonates with writer Alex Minton.
In the midst of her freshman year of college, Rookie on Love (2018) brings one writer the comfort and nostalgia of her early teens.
One writer binge-watches and reflects on the dark fantasy of Netflix mini-series The End of the F***ing World.
One writer experiences the vibrant fantasy of California on a snowy day by attending the Met's David Hockney retrospective.
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.
Can improvisation help one writer escape the doldrums of routine in his life?
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.
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.
The founders of Midriff Magazine discuss the importance of sharing the stories of young womxn in today’s world.
In advance of The MASH, we talked to several up-and-coming musicians joining Reverberations Mag at the Olin Stage.
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.
David Harrington discusses his inspiration for starting Kronos Quartet, the energy of collaboration, and his advice for aspiring musicians.
Austin Halpern discusses his practice of interpretive landscape in advance of his photography show at the Telluride Arts HQ Gallery.
Jason Stopa on his curatorial practice, the importance of viewing art in real life, and what it’s like to put together a women-centric show as a male curator.
Visual artist Maura Allen discusses the West, her artistic “reverberations,” and the intersections of business and art.
Sav on growing up in the music industry, writing her own material, and playing in front of people she loves.
Indie pop singer Jess Best on Wesleyan University, her creative process, and nostalgia.
Playing at MASH, Quasimodal hugs and kisses their songs as they make them their own.