Linda Liu

Trust Me - Linda Liu


a friendship in conversation

        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…

Circle Dancing (Linda Liu)

circle dancing

aluminum foils

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…

Greek Life At Brown (Linda Liu)

Sorority Shambles

My Greek Experience

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 (Linda Liu)

Boiled Fish

An Investigation of Tradition

A fish boil is a styrofoam plate and plastic spork affair. The local travel site’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…

Ill Be Wearing Green Velvet Linda Liu 4

I’ll Be Wearing Green Velvet

some words on reinvention

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…