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Bottle Breaking Frames
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Bottle Breaking Frames

One of the boys had brought a six-pack of Corona, and as he popped a bottle cap off on the edge of the formica countertop, I realized he was already drunk.

Bottle Breaking Frames
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Bulletproof

My hometown is ranked 54 out of 100 on the FBI’s Most Dangerous Cities list in 2019, and — based on violent crime statistics — is the most dangerous city in Texas. It is a well-known fact among our population of approximately 65,000.

Breaking Glass
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Breaking Glass

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Every Friday Night

Sometimes, I pretend I’m in one of those getting-ready-montage movie scenes, like the songs from Spotify’s latest pop playlist are actually my life’s perfectly-synced backup track.

Dumplings
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To Make a Dumpling

It’s the summer before my freshman year of college, and my mom is trying to teach me as many recipes as she can before I leave for school. One day, she approaches me — she wants me to make dumplings from scratch, all on my own. While I’m usually enthusiastic about cooking together, that day I balk.

Seagulls
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Searching for Heart Mountain

That sequence — train station, cars, my grandmother and her knitting needles — always felt so vivid, so real.

Landscape
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Landscape

Heart Mountain, Wyoming, where more than 10,000 Japanese-Americans were interned during World War II, including FM writer Andrew W.D. Aoyama's grandmother.

View of Harbor
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View of Harbor

Sunlight breaking through the clouds over Istanbul, Turkey.

Seagulls
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Seagulls

Seagulls flying over the Bosporus in Istanbul, Turkey.

Andrew's Grandmother
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Andrew's Grandmother

Misa Hatakeyama, FM writer Andrew W.D. Aoyama's grandmother.

Tie-Dye
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Tie-Dye

After attending Hippie Camp in tenth grade, Fifteen Minutes writer Maya H. McDougall '22 said she discovered her obsession with tie-dye.

Matteo's Nainai
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When Will He Learn Chinese?

I had imagined my first conversation with Nai Nai and Gong Gong dozens of times: Greetings, ask how they’re doing, say that I’m happy at Harvard. It would be slow and awkward; I’d stumble and ask them to repeat themselves; we’d all wear broad grins.

Matteo's Nainai
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Matteo's Nainai

5-year-old Matteo N. Wong '22 sits with his grandparents in his home in Brooklyn.

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Porn Endpaper Illustration

"It is not the first time I am feeling this way — air light on my shoulders, warmth radiating off the bodies of friends, and a gut sense that my presence, or my humanity, is being realized."

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If All Space Were Safe Space

I have encountered this feeling in somewhat unconventional spaces: directing a porn film in an artist loft in Oakland, Calif., cheering from the audience as a woman reclaimed her sexuality in orgasm on a New York City stage, and participating in a “sex magic ritual” in a kinky mansion in the heart of New Orleans.

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