• finding coldness

    making sense of brain dumps

    April 8, 2021 |
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      In praise of coldness by Jane Hirshfield   “If you wish to move your reader,” Chekhov wrote, “you must write more coldly.”   Herakleitos recommended, “A dry soul is best.”   Flicking the page’s edge, I frowned at these two stanzas. From my experience and those of many of my friends who write, I […]

    a las calles

    street art in bogotá and beyond

    April 8, 2021 |
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    My senses are overloaded as I attempt to soak in the vibrant hues that surround me the way a canvas soaks in paint. Towering above me, lions, birds, migrant workers, and Indigenous women live together on walls of businesses and homes. It feels as though any second they will peel off the brick and appear […]

    a labor of love

    learning to bake with bake off

    April 8, 2021 |
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    In January, I returned at long last to Providence. After spending the better part of a year back in my childhood home, I was faced with the knowledge that my time at Brown hadn’t been a distant fever dream after all. The week before my 10 hour drive up the coast was punctuated with nightmares […]

    embodied

    on having needs and making them known (sometimes)

    April 8, 2021 |
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    The “I Want” Song Throughout my senior year of high school, a friend and I spent hours each week in a local musical theater workshop, where we wrote and staged an original show. Every Tuesday night, we’d arrive at the theater, and the two men who ran the program would look at one another, then […]

    oh, this old thing?

    pastimes from a past time

    April 8, 2021 |
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    1. The Olivetti Lettera 32 My parents got me an Olivetti typewriter for my birthday. It came from a nice Italian man on the Internet, and the box was swaddled in so many layers of packing tape that it felt like I was handling something classified, or sacred (it was, to me). When I opened […]

    bye bye blueno

    April 8, 2021 |
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    When we first walked through the Van Wickle Gates, starry-eyed and full of hope, we could not have foreseen this would be how it would end. Or really foreseen anything, to be honest. But you know, it’s been a wild ride, and while we’re sad that it’s ending, we’re also glad to have the lessons […]

    springtime@brown

    what to do based on your zodiac sign

    April 1, 2021 |
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    It’s a warm, sunny spring day in Providence, and you want to really take full advantage of it, knowing that the warmth might turn into dreary rain or 30-degree weather by tomorrow. However, you don’t know what to do. Maybe you’ve been here before, but your favorite springtime activity of studying on the 3rd floor […]

    overheard at brown


    “Have you ever seen a clown clown? As opposed to a human clown.”

    “Why is Blue Man Group so famous? They don’t even do anything—are they just independently wealthy?”

    Hot Post- Time Machine


    “If, on this stretch of road by the sea in Maine, you crane your neck back until you hear your vertebrae uncomfortably protest and then look up at the night sky, this is what you see: a Jackson Pollock splattering of brilliant whites and yellows and reds and blues against the blackness.”

    —Ethan Taswell, “Starless Nights,” 4.12.19

     

    “The alligator in the video is in the yard, a guest at the party just like the humans (though it is quite rude to play with the mouth of a party guest). There’s no denying that the alligator performs an intentional role here—the watermelon could have just as easily been smashed on the driveway, or the ‘gender’ could have been revealed’ through a short SMS.” 

    —Tal Frieden, “Gender Revalligator,” 4.13.18

    top ten things to unsee from spring 2021


    1. Me 4x-speeding lectures in my pajamas
    2. Sex with the blinds up in the window across mine, every Friday night. Like clockwork. 
    3. Mask-under-nose syndrome
    4. Men doing sports shirtless (and maskless)
    5. Frat boys tearing down ESV posters
    6. “Follow the arrow” signs in every building. 
    7. Socially distant breakups :(
    8. People dressing great. It’s too much for my tiny heart.  You will live in my dreams forever <3
    9. Heterosexual buffoonery
    10.  My Popeyes order missing a chicken sandwich :’(

    past issues

    Feature

    finding coldness
    April 8, 2021
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    batter up
    April 1, 2021
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    Navigating Nerdiness
    March 25, 2021
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    Arts and Culture

    a las calles
    April 8, 2021
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    a labor of love
    April 8, 2021
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    an ode to chess
    April 1, 2021
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    Narrative

    embodied
    April 8, 2021
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    oh, this old thing?
    April 8, 2021
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    by ourselves, with each other
    April 1, 2021
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    Lifestyle

    bye bye blueno
    April 8, 2021
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    springtime@brown
    April 1, 2021
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    spring is sprung
    April 1, 2021
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