• Katrina Machado

    the finale

    a farewell to brown through the eyes of a television aficionado

    April 23, 2015
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    “It all seems so very arbitrary. I applied for a job at this company because they were hiring. I took a desk in the back because it was empty. But, no matter how you get there or where you end up, human beings have this miraculous gift to make that place home.” – “Finale,” The […]

    Cover SW

    April 22, 2015
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    modest mouse

    how the band began floating on

    April 16, 2015
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    Today, Modest Mouse is well known for its wobbly guitar lines and clipped notes, its angular rhythms and dark, steady drum beats—you can hear all of these elements between the tracks “Ocean Breathes Salty,” “A Different City,” and “Heart Cooks Brain.” Yet the band’s signature style is perhaps most directly associated with frontman Isaac Brock’s […]

    performing out of reality

    the power of improv to place me in the present

    March 5, 2015
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    There are only a few activities that will get me out of bed before 10 on a Saturday morning, and they almost exclusively involve culinary consumption. My one exception to this hard-and-fast food rule is the opportunity to ask strangers to call out random words, pantomime simple actions, and speak in bizarre voices. Unfortunately, I […]

    Choose Your Own Book Review

    Neil Patrick Harris in hardcover

    October 30, 2014
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    This book review is different from other boring book reviews. Because this is a choose-your-own book review… and YOU AND YOU ALONE will be responsible for living the life of Hillary Jacobson and crafting her opinion of Neil Patrick Harris’ recent autobiography, Choose Your Own Autobiography. If you want to put forth the best possible […]