The Orris: A Cultural Journal

Issue One


To Listen is to Find Voice

Observations on the Occupy Wall Street Movement’s Community and Message


Scene Report: The 2011 Austin City Limits Festival

In the midst of the worst drought in a century, artists from around the world gathered in the heart of the Lone Star State to claim a piece of music history.


Lara Alegre:  Photography and the Negotiation of the Female Form

A look at a photographer’s treatment of gender and the dynamics of the gaze


Music Brief: The Mallett Brothers Band

Interview with bandmate Will Mallett and review of their new album, Low Down


Coney Island

A photographer’s search for a home.

What Do You Do If The Spirit is Willing, But the Flesh is Weak?

Telling Life Narratives about Addiction 


Visions and Nightmares: Art and Mental Illness

Where does your mind go?  An exploration of mental illness in literature and film. 


Reliving the Three Kingdoms: Increasing Popularity of Sanguosha and Rise of the Chinese Culture

An investigative editorial on developing trends in China’s game culture

and what this suggests about today’s Chinese youth.

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