TANWI NANDINI ISLAM is a writer, multimedia artist, and founder of Hi Wildflower Botanica, a handcrafted natural perfume and skincare line. Her writing has appeared on Elle.com, Fashionista.com, and Billboard.com, and in the Feminist Wire, Open City, and Hyphen magazine. A graduate of Vassar College and Brooklyn College’s MFA program, she lives in Brooklyn. You can visit her website at www.tanwinandini.com.
Tanwi Nandini Islam
We're so pleased to bring you the following excerpt from (former music editor!) Tanwi Nandini Islam's debut novel Bright Lines, freshly out on stands this Tuesday. The novel follows a family in Brooklyn: from the immigrant father with secrets he can't let go of, to his rebellious daughter unsure of her first serious relationship, to his niece/adopted daughter who hallucinates sleeplessly at night and wrestles with her gender and sexuality.
This year, if you’re throwing the festivities for home or office, you might just want to listen to more than Mariah’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” on repeat.
Lorde, the New Zealand wunderkind who released her debut Pure Heroine this year, with smash-hit single “Royals,” is caught in a crosshairs for doing the unthinkable:
Dating an Asian guy.
Kristianne Bautista, lead vocalist of the rising indie band Kan Wakan, has a sugar and smoke voice backed by a
haunting orchestral ensemble.