• lisa fasol

    bring on the butter

    nigella-approved meals

    February 22, 2018
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    The night before second semester began, I dropped my suitcase in my room, grabbed my empty backpack, and trekked through the rain to Eastside Marketplace. I was back on campus early, one of the few on my floor and the first of my friends, and I was hungry. I could have rustled up some plain […]

    Got Beef?

    Your V-day date will never see this one coming…

    February 8, 2018
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    “Apple pie without ice cream is like a hug without a kiss,” proclaims one of the many plaques that decorate the knotty pine walls of the Beef Barn. The apple pie at the Beef Barn comes without ice cream, but sometimes a hug without a kiss is what’s appropriate. And when apple pie tastes like […]

    the wizard man

    mortality. magic. also, cats.

    December 4, 2017
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    He was the wizard of a thousand kings surveying his domain. One nostril smelt it burning. Empty windows pasted thick with circus fliers ran up the high street. His left hand twitched. A Boots and a Ladbrokes. Two towers. The wizard man strode on, his chattering jewelry announcing his presence to the street’s occupants. Tonight, […]

    RISD Eat the World

    Celebrating Culture Through Food

    November 1, 2017
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    It was a perfect day to be outside. The houses that line Benefit Street served as a humble channel for the autumn breeze. In harmonious fashion, the trees swayed to the rhythm of the wind. The late afternoon sun, determined to make its presence known, used its remaining rays to penetrate the coverage of the […]

    Don’t Call It a Comeback

    At the movies: Battle of the Sexes and Blade Runner 2049

    October 11, 2017
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    Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton’s new film, Battle of the Sexes, is a fascinating anomaly. It’s a tennis movie not all that interested in sports, a feminist allegory not all that interested in society, and a historical drama about events it seems to argue could’ve happened last week. What it is, primarily, is easy to […]