Editor’s Note: Firsts

First off: a note of thanks. Thanks to the incredible women who give so much to this journal: Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite, Mallory Andrews, Lydia Ogwang, Kathleen Kampeas-Rittenhouse. Thanks to Jovana Jankovic who copy edits our issues, Cathleen Evans who curates our newsletter, and Calina Ellwand and Bianca Huang for their fundraising work. Thanks to our contributors […]

Mad Love in the City: The Safdies’ Heaven Knows What

During a location scout in New York’s Diamond District, filmmaker Josh Safdie noticed 19-year-old Arielle Holmes in the subway and was struck by her “gravitational pull.”[i] He would go on to cast Holmes, who at the time was homeless and addicted to heroin, as the lead in Heaven Knows What (2014), the third feature-length film […]