• arts and culture

    good enough to tweet

    on the increasing aestheticization of food

    April 25, 2019
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    The aestheticization of food is an inescapable reality. Every dish is an opportunity for photography, and many places cater to Instagram tastes before gastronomic ones. Twenty-somethings on their phones line up around cold city blocks for trendy no-reservation restaurants—the dings of Buzzfeed “Tasty” videos echoing out from their accumulated Facebook feeds.  Food has a long […]

    a skeptic’s guide to spring weekend

    a breakdown of the artists and their most recent work

    April 25, 2019
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    Yaeji  Pop music has evolved pretty far. With internet weirdos seemingly unbagging any remaining possibilities, it’s hard to imagine ever being surprised by a song again. But, when in doubt, there will always be one surefire way for artists to catch ears: Combine two sounds that belong nowhere near each other. Enter Yaeji, whom history […]

    going solo

    imagining the original star wars trilogy as the first three years of college

    April 25, 2019
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    A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. Back in the heyday of VHS tapes, the box set of the first three Star Wars films—on extended (read: indefinite) loan from my uncle—was my first real ticket to an epic cinematic world. At an age when my mind ran exclusively on a mix of sugar and […]

    alternatives to water

    one girl’s quest to stay hydrated

    April 25, 2019
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    To be honest, I never follow the recommendation to drink eight glasses of water per day. Shocking, I know. Well, there might have been that one day when I was little: I remember continually filling up a small, colorful cup decorated with animal prints. I thought that there was something intriguing about that cup—my favorite […]

    this is brown

    meta political action in poppy and childish gambino

    April 25, 2019
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    I was recently told in a mass email that, when engaging political issues at Brown, my options are either discourse or discourse. Thankfully, I am a productive member of the Brown community, so I have ample opportunity to engage in discourse. In fact, it seems to be all that I’m expected to do. According to […]