On Thursdays I like to kill time with my friends-who-are-girls on an undisclosed balcony of an undisclosed dorm building on campus. … More
Last summer I was supposed to go to Israel, but things spiraled out of control. I watched the news as … More
that’s one way. days dropped between my fingers like loose sand. or dream during day, live life all at … More
Hi, internet. Since March is easily the spookiest month of the year, this essay will seem extremely timely (and not … More
every morning i wake up and i don’t want to move. sure, everyone’s tired in the morning but what i’m … More
Writing a review of a podcast is hard, because most people don’t even have the beginnings of an understanding of what the podcasting world is like. Lots of people have heard of This American Life, Radiolab and recently the blockbuster true-crime podcast Serial. Those podcasts are the ones that hover on top of the iTunes charts indefinitely, and they have million-dollar budgets provided by NPR.
In the wake of the grand jury ruling out of Clayton last week, CNN published a surprisingly good article about “racism without racists.” For the most part, the problem we have as a country right now isn’t about racial slurs, the KKK and the back of the bus. It’s about the foundational systems and beliefs we have in place that “cause unsuspecting people to see the world through a racially biased lens.” One of those racially biased lenses is the lens of history– the lens that East has used to celebrate the vast majority of its long existence.
John Mulaney, a veteran writer at SNL and stand-up comic, is one of America’s greatest young comedians. His new show Mulaney … More
It’s 2014. The last pop album to go platinum in its first week, as of this moment, is Red, Taylor Swift’s genius pop/country … More
Annie Hall came up on my Netflix page this summer. It was in the Critically-acclaimed Movies section, a portion of … More