Features

Archiving Richmond: The Church Hill Project

Church Hill is the oldest neighborhood in Richmond and it is undergoing a dramatic transformation.  While large areas of the neighborhood remain mired in poverty, other parts of the neighborhood are the homes of upscale restaurants and hipster businesses.  How can Church Hill youth use archival sources, including transcripts of Church Hill…

Internship Opportunities Here | Monica Hunasikatti

Like so many other college students, I don’t know what I want to do with my life following graduation.  I have so many dreams for the future, but nothing solid, nothing with precise assurance.  However, one thing I know for a fact is that I want is to live and…

Eating Disorders in the Digital Age | Matt Wetsel

In a generation that has accepted technology and specifically the internet as a central aspect of their lives, the way we connect with others has inevitably changed along with it. A decade ago, I recall many people in my life were wary about making purchases online, making friends, online dating,…

Grindr: Contemporary Ecstasy | Jon Henry

Introduction It wasn’t until the advent of Tinder, the popular casual dating app that launched in 2013, that I could quickly explain Grindr, launched in 2009, and all its clones (Hornet, Scruff, Growler, Jack’d, A4A, Radar) to a non-queer audience. Grindr is a cellular digital space for men with same…

Contact to Analog + Sound Recording | Nico Doreste

::: Editor’s note: Contact to Analog originally appeared in Issue No. 3 under the special section Re:Analog. Here is a bit more about Re:Analog: “Re: Analog” is a new space within Digital America for content pertaining to all things analog in the digital age. As a journal we are clearly…

Most Days | Justin Hubbell

Editor’s Note: Most Days was originally published in Issue No. 3 as a Comics feature. ::: A native of “the South Wedge” in Rochester New York, Justin Hubbell has been making comics and battling the forces of evil since he was six. His work primarily deals in humor and autobiography,…

Down the Upward Spiral | Corey Giacco

*Click on the image to enlarge. Editor’s Note: Down the Upward Spiral was first published in Issue No. 3 as a Comics feature. ::: If you’re interested in dark twisted humor then look no further. Down the Upward Spiral, a webcomic created by Corey Giacco, explores those very themes. Launched…