• Yuan Pu

    is this too much?

    embracing excess with carly rae jepsen

    March 6, 2020
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    It’s hot. The kind of hot that plasters clothes to your body and makes it uncomfortable just to be awake. If today were a normal day, I would nap until night brought cooler temperatures, but I have somewhere to be in a few hours, so I pass the time swiping ice cubes across my forehead […]

    the book of all my hours

    on living forever and obscure scottish novels

    February 28, 2020
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    In October 2017, I realized I might have unknowingly been holding the key to immortality my entire life. When I cracked open a new copy of my favorite novel, Vellum: The Book of All Hours, a relatively obscure 2006 work from a relatively obscure Scottish author named Hal Duncan, a bizarre feeling washed over me—almost […]

    not gonna be pretty

    questioning conventions of beauty through music

    February 21, 2020
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    “Emmylou”—First Aid Kit  I was 14 when I first heard First Aid Kit—two Swedish sisters who initially found fame via a Fleet Foxes cover on YouTube. Gotta love the internet. Soon they started writing their own country-folk ballads, and I was transfixed. They were the indie alternative to Taylor Swift that my aspirationally “edgy” (but […]