When the Camera Rolls

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Gone in a Flash

When the Camera Rolls

A heavily-publicized murder trial that severed a family and shocked the nation. The trial of Michael Peterson presented the public with two competing narratives. The defense claimed that after a night of drinking, Peterson’s wife Kathleen fell down a dark staircase—a terrible accident. The prosecution argued that Peterson beat his wife over the head multiple…

Quit Clowning Around

From late August to early October of 2016, creepy clowns terrorized civilians in forty-four states. The first clown sighting of the series occurred in Greenville County, South Carolina, where a group of clowns reportedly tried to lure children into the woods with money. Naturally, the Greenville parents panicked, and I do not blame them. I…

Wait for It: Hamilton, Inaccessibility, and Impatience

I stare at my computer screen as I calculate the odds of experiencing a miracle within the week. The bold, white font that stands out from the orange background reads, “WIN ‘YOUR SHOT’ AT HAMILTON TICKETS FOR OPENING NIGHT IN CHICAGO AND AN AFTER-PARTY WITH LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA.” I realize three fundamental truths as I watch…

Gone in a Flash

Published in Exit 30  | Berlin, Germany They moved through the mass of tourists, dodging the street performers and chalk drawings. Boisterous crowds flocking at the Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag Building prompted Jane and Isabella to move onto the next landmark: Tiergarten Park. The two students walked west, under a canopy of yellow leaves. As…

Adrian Ghenie’s Persian Miniature

A thick mist twists through the rows of birch trees; their silver bark glistens despite the sun’s absence. The propelling wind stiffens my face, and my breath forms around me as my eyes move up the trees. Charcoal-gray knots strike the metallic trunks perpendicular to their tall frames. Farther up the trunks, fragile limbs desperately…

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