vol. 16, issue 4.

Fiction

It turned out gay was not the whole story. Bernice Peters took gay pretty gracefully. She took it, one might even say, well. Especially for a stout protestant girl born in rural North Carolina in like 1956.

The Lead

Alison Herman gives an in-depth look at the changing tides of sexual assault policy on college campuses across the country, including Columbia's own.

The Eye

In a time of digital communication, “Ladies Against Humanity” and other feminist websites serve as a casual venue for women to discuss gender roles and social activism.

Like many women, I’ve been warned since childhood that I’m a perfect target. Even before sex education in the fourth grade, my parents let me know (in not so few words) that, given the chance, people would take advantage of girls like me.

In an open letter to the New York Times earlier this month, Dylan Farrow accused her adoptive father, Woody Allen, of sexually abusing her at the age of seven and called out the media and Hollywood for not holding him accountable for his actions.

Creative professionals are now working to make the Internet a more legitimate source of both scripted and reality-based entertainment.

“I am sorry Flappy Bird users, 22 hours from now, I will take Flappy Bird down. I cannot take this anymore,” indie game maker Dong Nguyen tweeted last week.

Marc Jacobs took us on an ethereal, heavenly journey on Thursday, Feb. 13,the last day of Fashion Week. For his namesake collection, the designer filled the Lexington Armory with puffy clouds suspended from the ceiling.

What an Orthodox Jewish matchmaker and a teen-movie blind date taught one girl about the pressure to find a husband.

NASA astronaut Mike Massimino, a School of Engineering and Applied Science graduate of ’84, is back at his alma mater as a visiting professor this year. Massimino has traveled at a height of 370 miles above Earth, where the Hubble telescope orbits every 97 minutes.