oh, this old thing?
pastimes from a past time
1. The Olivetti Lettera 32 My parents got me an Olivetti typewriter for my birthday. It came from a nice Italian man on the Internet, and the box was swaddled in so many layers of packing tape that it felt like I was handling something classified, or sacred (it was, to me). When I opened […]
a labor of love
learning to bake with bake off
In January, I returned at long last to Providence. After spending the better part of a year back in my childhood home, I was faced with the knowledge that my time at Brown hadn’t been a distant fever dream after all. The week before my 10 hour drive up the coast was punctuated with nightmares […]
what to do based on your zodiac sign
It’s a warm, sunny spring day in Providence, and you want to really take full advantage of it, knowing that the warmth might turn into dreary rain or 30-degree weather by tomorrow. However, you don’t know what to do. Maybe you’ve been here before, but your favorite springtime activity of studying on the 3rd floor […]
the female figures of artist amber vittoria
It’s easy for life to become a sort of unending stream—where the distinctions between days dissolve; where the passage of time seems less about possibilities and more about obligations, schedules, humdrum routines; where people become faces and faces become things to ignore or look beyond. Even before the pandemic made us painfully aware of this […]
Who am I in college?
Last August, my best friend and I took our usual loop around the neighborhood. As the sun dipped below the horizon, we talked about our hopes for college. She would be leaving in a few weeks; I, like other Brown first-years, would be at home for the fall. But we spoke about the future like […]