• Rémy Poisson

    three good things

    making to-do lists something to be grateful for

    November 22, 2019
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    My to-do lists piece together my past. Above reminders to turn in my math homework on time, nagging notes to go to the gym and clean my room, and the boxed due dates for essays and projects is my list of “three good things”––three things I’m grateful for on that particular day. I write all […]

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    a history of the dexter asylum

    October 25, 2019
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    When thinking of scary spots on Brown’s campus, the Nelson Fitness Center and its surrounding sports complex probably aren’t the first places that come to mind. Sure, the Nelson’s barre and spin classes can be harrowing, and most would agree the disappearing weights are particularly spooky, but at least there is a sound explanation for […]

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    “all along the watchtower” and the beauty of creating

    October 25, 2019
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    Let’s start simple: Bob Dylan is a Nobel Prize winner. Bob Dylan, with the flip of an amp switch, changed the course of popular music forever by merging folk and rock at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Bob Dylan is also a strange religious zealot who has expressed less-than-savory views about women and once portrayed […]

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    five writers stir controversy on the latest in film, music, and…podcasts

    October 4, 2019
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    Midsommar, directed by Ari Aster Griffin Plaag Content Warning: Sexual assault Alright, we’re gonna do it: We’re gonna talk about some problems with Ari Aster’s summer horror hit, Midsommar. Be warned, spoilers await. On the whole, I find Aster’s commitment to exposing the subtle, microaggressive behaviors of the everyday male a refreshing project; rarely has […]

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    on the death of indie rock icon david berman

    September 13, 2019
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    Trigger Warning: Suicide, depression The afternoon that David Berman killed himself found me hastily throwing unfolded clothes into a duffel bag for a trip down to the Blue Ridge Mountains by way of Williamsburg, VA. The day before, I’d finally gotten around to putting an ear on the self-titled release from his newest band, Purple […]