Commentary Corner: The French Dispatch

Commentary Corner: The French Dispatch

It’s no secret that numerous movies have poorly portrayed mental illnesses and their negative side effects. Although representation of mental illnesses and substance use has improved in recent years, that still cannot excuse the many movies and television...
Discovering a Place for Us

Discovering a Place for Us

Discovering a Place for Us is a great collaboration that Painted Brain uses to give people a welcoming place to express themselves and their experiences through art. This has become a gift for those involved, to be able to heal and share through the arts. The talented...
Nighthawks

Nighthawks

Poetry by Noon Abdelrazig It was thirty minutes to midnight. Harvest moon heavy in the quietening sky, blood orange whispers in the trees, sealed by the humming rhythm of the glass, the bus engine playing jazz. You sat there facing me, sad-eyed, globed shoulders,...
Grief and Hope

Grief and Hope

A sigh on the breeze, a delicate transience passing through, life is so fragile and precarious. How do we deal with grief? As a loved one fades away leaving us like a lone pillar holding up a ceiling ready to crash down around us, it can feel like all is in ruins and...