LETTER FROM THE EDITORS
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LETTER FROM THE EDITORS

Dear reader, We’re continuously tethered to each other by what lies underneath our masks: lips, ancestry, reality. The idea of something more than ourselves. To shed our masks is to bare the multitudes contained within us, giving from the self to another. Historically, kitsch has relentlessly pursued the act of revealing, and celebrated its path … Continue reading

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Letter from the Editors

Progress This past year we’ve been saturated with rhetoric surrounding “progress.” Trump’s election was widely hailed as a “step backwards,” undoing the years of positive change that allowed Hillary Clinton to declare that “America is already great.” But this semester kitsch wonders: have we really been moving forward? Can we even conceive of history as … Continue reading

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Letter from the Editors, Fall 2016

At our first editors’ meeting, we had the happy realization that this was the thirteenth year of kitsch‒and so our theme “13” was born. The theme, 13, inspired interpretations ranging from José Armando’s analysis of superstitions (“My Belief is Their Superstition”), to Fauna, Elise, and Annika’s takes on puberty and adolescence (“Shaving Off Gender Norms,” … Continue reading

Letter From the Editors
Letters

Letter From the Editors

From the ridiculous state of the presidential election and the leak of the Panama Papers, to the national conversations started by Twitter movements like #ConcernedStudent1950 and #OscarsSoWhite, 2015 and 2016 have made it impossible not to recognize the disorder embedded in the law and other institutions. At best, what’s beneath the long black robe of … Continue reading