• Peter Herrera

    face the future

    doctor who, commencement, and what happens in between

    April 28, 2016
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    This article contains spoilers for the “Doctor Who” episodes “Face the Raven,” “Heaven Sent,” and “Hell Bent” (Series 9, episodes 10-12). This is an article about endings. Ironically, I’m not sure how to start it; beginnings have never been my forte. I want to write about the end of Series 9 of “Doctor Who,” a […]

    reading fantasy

    the craft of storytelling

    April 21, 2016
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    As of two weeks ago, I’ve read 38 of the 41 “Discworld” novels, a massive and intricately detailed fantasy series written by the late and intensely wonderful Terry Pratchett. My older sisters gave me the sixth book, “Wyrd Sisters,” as a Christmas present when I was in my early teens. It was the first book […]

    why brown?

    finding passion in providence

    March 24, 2016
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    I feel like I’ve walked onto a TV set. Walter Simpson sits laughing in the courtroom. A recording plays—it’s Walter talking to a detective on the phone, taped on December 15th of last year. “Do you have a twin out there?” Detective Sergeant Greenough asks. Hearing this question again, one month later, amuses Walter. Were […]

    cover 3/17/16

    March 17, 2016
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    a q&a with sophia gluskin-braun

    March 3, 2016
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    Here’s our conversation with Sophia Gluskin-Braun, the coordinator of Spira, a summer engineering camp for young women. Monica Chin: For people who haven’t heard of Spira, could you give a brief description of the camp and its mission? Sophia Gluskin-Braun: Spira is a free four-week summer camp at Brown for 15-20 young women going into the 10th […]