Dear Readers,

How pleased we are to have you! Come, come. Feel our warm, papery embrace. It is cozy in here, whether you use our pages for pleasure, insulation, or as toilet paper. If you are interested in feeling more of us, come to our Thursday meetings in the Terrace library—it’s the burgundy room on the second floor—at 5:30pm. All are welcome, with or without ideas for articles, with an interest in writing, drawing, photography, whatever.

This week, like the last one, we have new writers to introduce. Laura Hamm writes about the Spring Dance Festival, which took place last weekend. Tom Ledford, in a creative piece of his own invention, creates a Famous Alumnus, using exclusively the Wikipedia pages of our university’s many well-known alums.

We are also bringing back writers you might have seen earlier this semester: Felipe Cabrera contributes a part of his senior thesis, a reflection on the history of graffiti in general and its manifestations in Buenos Aires in particular. Jack Hutton contributes a piece—a first-person narrative on the pleasure and pain of Chatroulette, with chat transcripts included! There is Dan Abromowitz; this week’s issue marks the third installation of his trailer reviews; we’ve put it in the centerfold and included all ten screenshots of Hollywood’s latest offerings. Greer Hanshaw is back with a thoughtful discussion of last Thursday’s lecture by Andrew Sullivan, “The Politics of Homosexuality.” Ruthie Nachmany contributes an article about Jewish photographer Roman Vishniac and the International Center of Photography’s archive of his work.

As you can tell from this brief recap, this issue’s content covers a wide swath of on and off campus material. This is the way we like it. With the broadest strokes and the skinniest skin, we publish articles about almost any aspect of culture, in the most general sense of the word. We aspire to bring you content that is always thoughtful, that offers a new, hopefully appealing and at least interesting, way of thinking about any subject, whether it be humorous, serious, or neither.

Here’s hoping!