• liza edwards-levin

    fever pitch

    influenza a meets gossip girl

    November 12, 2020
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    During quarantine, the weekend starts when the first song is queued on our kitchen speaker. The music plays as my housemates and I assemble ingredients for dinner (pasta every Friday) and continues until we’ve dried the last dish: BØRNS, Frank Ocean, Glass Animals, Taylor Swift, HAIM…many songs prompt memories of moments that don’t make sense […]

    three everyday fears

    climbing, croissants, and careerlab

    October 4, 2018
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    Before bed every night, I list fears that rise to the surface. Some are real enough to cast a shadow over my week: midterms, flu season, fatigue. Others are so irrational, I write “not real” in the margins. I think of these as everyday fears: not dangerous, but just real enough to stick. This week, […]

    the rat lap

    come for lunch rush, stay for run-ins

    September 13, 2018
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    My first-ever Ratty meal, I forgot how to feed myself. The dining hall’s roundabout shape confused me; after half a round, I was already lost. Meanwhile, new floormates clustered: filling booths, picking at the salad bar in search of fries. I grabbed a fist-sized bowl, too small for dinner, and frantically filled it to the […]

    faces, places, cable car spaces

    bringing french film to providence

    March 1, 2018
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    I walked down College Hill to Cable Car Cinema on a rainy Sunday. That afternoon, I planned to see the Academy Award-nominated film Faces Places (Visages, villages), screened as part of the Providence French Film Festival. I predicted the scene I would be met with: a quiet, cozy space soundtracked by the hum of a […]