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Thoughtful

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...

Ask Auntie Dillon, part 1

This is the first installation of the Talisman's advice column in which writer Dillon McCormick (otherwise known as Auntie Dillon) answers questions submitted b...