Light in 3 Tenses – Tense II : Melt-down

On what is otherwise a cool and cloudless night, the cement and flesh concoction that is our city swirls into a hot mass. The mass is called here, or now. Entropy. Now, then, or there. The city is gone. A boiling goo emerges. The mass emits a glow to illuminate all its surroundings – a… Continue reading Light in 3 Tenses – Tense II : Melt-down

Light in 3 Tenses – Tense I : A Return

“What have you seen here differently since you got back from your trip to the West?,” Mariam asked, itching the side of her close-shaven head. “What’s changed in your eyes?” “In my mind’s eyes?” Constine asserted the question as a correction. “In your mind’s eyes, yes.” Mariam was sitting across a small, wooden table from… Continue reading Light in 3 Tenses – Tense I : A Return

Writing-feeling the past into the present, and vice-versa: Tal Sofia’s I Am So Afraid of Words

By Darian Razdar & Marisa Fulper Estrada Tal Sofia’s I Am So Afraid of Words, a multimedia exhibition including video montage, prints, zines, and photography, exhibited at the OCAD Ignite Gallery in Toronto’s Kensington Market from March 1st to 6th. Tal Sofia is a Isreali graphic designer, photographer, and writer who’s current work encompasses themes… Continue reading Writing-feeling the past into the present, and vice-versa: Tal Sofia’s I Am So Afraid of Words

Review: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Robert A. Heinlein

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, by Robert A. Heinlein — A Revolutionary Utopia?   In The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Heinlein offers us a mirror into the future, at once reflecting the past, presents, and futures of (specifically) western civilization. The fantastical tale of rebellion of Earth’s lunar penal colony against its forsaken… Continue reading Review: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Robert A. Heinlein

Darian’s Blog(?)

I don’t like blogs. I don’t think I ever have. As a kid I spent more time watching Spongebob on the TV and Weird Al Yankovic videos on Youtube. I dreaded school instructors assigning blog posts as regular assignments, and I cringe remembering the blog posts I once had to write required by a scholarship… Continue reading Darian’s Blog(?)