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pasta frame - Lisa Fasol

bring on the butter

nigella-approved meals

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…

beef barn - Lisa Fasol

Got Beef?

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

“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 (Lisa Fasol)

the wizard man

mortality. magic. also, cats.

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,…

Eat The World (Lisa Fasol)

RISD Eat the World

Celebrating Culture Through Food

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…

Blade Runner (Lisa Fasol)

Don’t Call It a Comeback

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

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…