Written by Catherine Hsu
The New Yorker is a literary magazine that mixes both news and literature together. The New Yorker reports profiles, breaking news, cultural coverage, podcasts, videos, and cartoons. As an American weekly magazine, it truly highlights the works of writers and artists through literary fare and humor. One main thing that would be a signature of this magazine would be the cartoonish appeal as their weekly cover theme and the black trim on the bind of the magazine. The overall artwork that is produced within each article definitely brings out what the magazine is known for.
Why We Chose It: 1947 Edition
Written by Noah Kim
I am an associate poetry editor apart of this semester's Inscape team and I have been working alongside the archive team. I was in charge of transcribing all the table of contents of each available archived issue of Inscape and Pipes of Pan into our website’s archive page. This project involved countless trips to the library's archives (the librarians did not even ask what I needed help with about halfway through, they would just stand and take me to the archives) and an extensive amount of picture taking. Upon nearing the end of this extensive project; after transcribing every table of contents from the archived issues in the Shatford library dating back to 1945, I stumbled across an issue that had no table of contents but instead just the collection of work. Naturally, skimming through the pages to get the titles and names of authors I had to read some of these older works. Two of them really caught my attention and appealed immensely to my particular poetic liking (I particularly like poetry that has a well flowing rhythm and rhyme scheme) as well as satisfying the nature of the Inscape brand. The Inscape brand focuses on work surrounding the eclectic, the human, the becoming, and the unexpected.
Paradise in L.A.
Written by Louis A. Magallanes Jr.
Nestled in between, and overlooking nearly all of the Greater Metropolitan Los Angeles Area, Elysian Park rests, rising high, much like its names sake. Being a devoted fan of literature, in particular “the Classics”, the name “Elysian Park” made me think of the land of myth where dead heroes dwelt. In mythology, Elysium, or the Elysian Fields, were located on the western edge of the Earth. So to does Elysian Park seem to stand on the edge of something. But what does it stand on the edge of? Between the local neighborhoods with their scatterings of Spanish and Victorian dwellings, and the sky scraping pillars of steel and glass that make up Downtown Los Angeles? Or perhaps it stands between the natural and unnatural world that makes up most of Los Angeles, and by extension California itself?
The Making of the Common Book
Written by Coco Ramirez
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