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27 reasons to apply for the Talisman

The priority deadline to apply for a staff position at our beautiful Talisman magazine and website is tomorrow, May 4. We offer paid positions in magazine writi...

Damage Control

This story was originally published in late November in “Power,” the third issue of Talisman magazine. Editor’s note: This piece reflects upon instance...

Language of love

In this piece, Talisman writer Phi Chu explores the ways different cultures and languages express the universal reality of love. Love is perhaps the one aspe...

Netflix and stitch

It’s finally happening: the leaves have changed colors; it's time for thick socks with your Birkenstocks; and your bed just got 10 times harder to leave in the ...

Faces of #metoo

In 1989, the New York Times published an opinion piece titled “Why Hide Rapes?” by Geneva Overhosler. Overhosler, an editor at the Des Moines Register, argued a...