About Joshua Wartel

Posts by Joshua Wartel:

songs of sadness

the communal loneliness of julien baker

I hope I cut myself shaving tomorrow / I hope it bleeds all day long I discovered Julien Baker’s 2015 album Sprained Ankle last summer in a sticky hot, sun-ridden dorm room in Durham, North Carolina—not exactly the perfect setting for an album containing the lyric “Wish I could write songs about anything other than…

A&C piece#4 new girl

hello again

watching season seven of New Girl

Writer/creator Elizabeth Meriwether’s brilliant, shockingly long-lasting sitcom New Girl started its seventh and final season April 10 on Fox, and if you want to see how far it’s come, look no further than Schmidt (Max Greenfield), its breakout character and the source of the Krameresque typecasting that will surely follow Greenfield for the rest of…

A&C piece2 #2

looking back on the ivy film fesitval

post- recaps the six feature film premieres

#TAKEMEANYWHERE Directed by Shia LaBeouf, Nastja Säde Rönkkö, and Luke Turner, available to watch on Vimeo Shia LaBeouf just wants to make friends. His 2016 piece, #TAKEMEANYWHERE, is a 44-minute documentary made with Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner that follows the trio as they spend a month “hitchhiking the internet”—tweeting out their location and…

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fried chicken in the snow

a tasty delivery option for the end of winter

Where else but Providence does it snow in April? And then hail in April. And then rain all week. And then snow again. But where else can you get food from one of Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurants of 2017 delivered right to your door? And at a reasonable price, too. Providence, it turns out,…

let’s get our free lattes!

reporting from shiru café

My mother always told me not to give my personal information to strangers. Especially strangers that offer me food. Who knew that after sixteen years of carefully following her advice, I’d give it all up for a latte. The latest in a chain of Shiru Café opened in Providence last month. Their mission statement is…