PREMIERE: “Velvet” by Sara King

“I tried writing [‘Velvet’] about a thousand times, but nothing felt right,” said King. “I almost gave up on the song completely, but I decided to come back to it one last time and this is what I came up with.” “Velvet” is the product of more than a year’s effort from King, along with…

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The Humanity Within “Two Popes”

Story by Remi Riordan Art by Tina Tona Compromise and change. Tradition and reform. Being alone and being lonely. There are many simple, yet powerful dichotomies that Netflix’s “Two Popes” manages to weave into its two hour running time. Yet, the difference between compromise and change seems to be the overriding question the film seeks…

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A reflection on the unrealistic expectations we have for musicians

Story by Zoe Allen Illustration by Li Ya Wen  During the past decade, we, as high school and college-aged students, have faced exceedingly quixotic expectations. These expectations seem to be placed upon us in every sphere—educationally, athletically, influentially, and economically. The expectations we face are mostly normalized, taken at face value, and understood to be…

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Birth Control Diaries No. 4

This is the fourth installment of Crybaby’s monthly series, the Birth Control Diaries. The series was created by Story Editor Zoe Allen and Writer Irine Le to evoke conversation about and bring awareness to the trials and tribulations of birth control. Illustration by Sam Tuvesson   Maggie Wilde, 20, third year at Concordia University (Montréal, QC)…

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