Method's own yearbook 2017Read More
"We moved to a new place about 8 months ago and when we moved, we used a bunch of old luggage that we had brought over with us. Attached to one of the them, I found this tag - one of the tags we used to fly from Syria to New York. On the tag, it says “IOM” which stands for “International Organization for Migration” and about a month or two before I found that tag, I was interviewed by “IOM”- not knowing that is was them who brought me here. Now I’m doing other things with them so it’s kind of like a nice little full circle.Read More
People that no one thought would succeed changing the industry. That inspires me. The genius that is found in places where it is assumed that genius is not cultivated completely motivates me.Read More
I went to a program called “Slow Learners”, which was a series of ambitious, funny, off-putting early projects from Abrantes and Crotty. In his introduction, Abrantes explained that they got the title “Slow Learners” from Thomas Pynchon’s first collection of short stories, “Slow Learner,” and that both sets of sophisticated juvenilia are characterized by “awkward, dumb moves.”Read More
A staff writer at The New Yorker, Batuman maintains an incredibly humble demeanor, her sentences often dissolving into self-conscious bouts of chuckling. After an introduction by Sawney Hirsh, who affirmed that “we should all learn to travel like Elif Batuman,” she took over.Read More
Last summer I woke up to a stream of sunlight shining through the window and burning directly into my eyes. I was exhausted, hungover and angry. After a particularly awful night involving a fight, tears, and a punch, I felt I was owed an apology. An hour later it came in the form of a facebook message. And I felt cheated.Read More
The Bunk Police presents a more aware and safety-conscious approach to drug use. But are drugs ever safe? What does it mean to be a conscientious user, and how will drug-testing kits influence drug culture? As Auctor puts it, “We’re just trying to bring honesty to the black market, as strange as that sounds. It’s possible.”Read More
Her mother takes down my email and phone number, and she asks if I would be available to give them a tour of the school when they drop by some time in April.
“Sure thing,” I tell them. “When do you think you’re gonna swing by?”
Her mother tells me they’ll drive down from Dartmouth on Sunday, April 20th to see the school. I paused a moment before responding.
wiki wormhole |ˈwikē| |ˈwərmˌhōl|
When an insignificant curiosity starts on Wikipedia and becomes an involved series of following links within wiki pages to other pages, until you can no longer remember where you even began. Hence, the wiki-wormhole effect.
I don’t know when I first heard about Wikipedia wormholes (or wiki-wormholes as they’re called on Urban Dictionary). This inability to recall where I heard about them seems fitting, like the idea was born spontaneously within me. And once I possessed the knowledge of their existence, I could not remember a time when I did not about them. Before beginning this, I thought momentarily about searching for “Wikipedia wormhole” on Wikipedia, but I thought I might break the internet. The goal was to get lost but not irreparably so.Read More