• Linda Liu

    “omakase”

    a friendship in conversation

    February 8, 2018
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            In Japanese, “omakase” means that a sushi chef has taken full responsibility for their diner’s experience of a meal. They have chosen the highest quality fish, the most seasonal ingredients, the type of dishes they will serve, and the order in which they will serve them. For diners, “omakase” means that […]

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    aluminum foils

    November 29, 2017
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    There is hardly a piece of public art on this campus that isn’t a little bit strange. There’s Blueno, a giant blue teddy bear with a lamp impaling its spine up through its head. On the Main Green, there’s a fake tree with a large rock sitting comfortably on its tallest branches. Sure, there are […]

    Sorority Shambles

    My Greek Experience

    November 1, 2017
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    There’s a reason why it took me a long time to tell this story, albeit still anonymously. I can’t help but think of the students who’d be naively charmed by the glammed-up sorority dorm interiors and the primped ladies. I know I was. When rushing, I would hear time and again that Brown’s Greek life […]

    Boiled Fish

    An Investigation of Tradition

    October 25, 2017
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    A fish boil is a styrofoam plate and plastic spork affair. The local travel site Doorcounty.com’s dining section calls it a “ must-see culinary event” and directs visitors to nine places to see, eat, and experience a fish boil. “What began as an economical way to feed large, hungry hoards of lumberjacks and fishermen has […]

    I’ll Be Wearing Green Velvet

    some words on reinvention

    September 20, 2017
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    It’s hanging in my closet now, nestled between T-shirts and button-downs, carving a category for itself. My Going Out Shirt. Shirts, if you count the other vaguely shimmery pieces on either side, the ones I wear to class and the library and, most often, while lounging in bed. It’s green, my Going Out Shirt, green […]