Essays

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Milk Teeth

There is, in Aotearoa New Zealand, a tree called the horoeka. It is heteroblastic, which means that the juvenile form of the tree is very different to the adult form—so different, in fact, that the two forms were historically believed to be different species. It’s easy to see why. In the botanic gardens, the leaves […]

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Traveling Without Moving

Paul: “What’s in the box?” Rev. Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam: “Pain.”   The summer after my tatay died, I went into his study and pulled every single science fiction novel from the shelves to send to Reading, Pennsylvania, where I was moving to start high school and live with my mother’s oldest brother and his […]

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Black and White and Red All Over: On the Semiotic Effect of Color Printing in Genre Fiction

Nowhere is color psychology, the theory that colors affect mood and attract or repel us, more recklessly applied than in marketing and branding. Brands signal to your subconscious, using long-established codes and associations. When they’re working to build trust, they show you that in white and blue. Green means health. Red means blood as in […]

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