I Bit The Bullet And Made A Food Insta (And You Should Follow It)

If you’ve known me for a while, or have followed this blog, or looked at my social media with any regularity, you know that I love to cook. I’ve been stepping my game up recently, and I decided that my cooking misadventures have outgrown my personal Instagram. So I’ve created a second account – if…

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Oneshot: Unbirthday (Part II)

Three days on the run, leaving behind the inferno of the castle. Three days of thrashing about through swampland and marsh, of whistling trees and thorny branches.

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Diary: One Nation, Under God, Indivisible

Let’s start with the conclusion: Washington, D.C. – or, at least, the National Mall and the Tidal Basin – is a mandatory visit for any self-respecting United States citizen.

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Diary: The Kitchen, and Me

I like to cook. Maybe that’s underselling it a little. How about this: Whenever I’m in the kitchen, an inexplicable sense of calm washes over me. When I turn on the stovetop, and hear that click-click-click for a second before the heat of the blue flames come searing out of the holes with a satisfying…

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Diary: On Museums And Self-Respect

I have the immense pleasure of living mere minutes away from some of the world’s greatest collections of art, culture and history in the world. The full list of consequential institutions would stretch for longer than Museum Mile: the Met, Guggenheim, Natural History, Cloisters, Breuer… and that’s not even delving into the specialized niches, like…

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Trip Report: Six Flags Great Adventure, 11/20

A few days ago out of the blue, I got a Facebook message from one of my friends whom I had met the previous year during the Disney College Program. She was meeting up with several other mutual Disney friends from the tri-state area, she said, and maybe going to Six Flags, and would I like to…

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The Myth of the ‘Mass Media’

The media has been bought and paid for by the political establishment! Newspapers should stick to reporting facts! Journalism is dead! All of the above exclamations (and many more of its ilk) have been the refrain of one of the most popular conspiracy theories of this year’s campaign cycle: that the ‘mass media’ (whatever that…

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Diary: The Day After…

Congratulations America, you survived two years’ worth of yet another round of presidential elections. Yesterday, we headed out to the polls, filled in a bunch of circles, and elected the next Most Powerful Man In The World. The results came in, speeches were made, whoops were heard, tears were shed. There will be protests, some…

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The blog has a new look!

So the first thing you probably noticed when you came in: woo-hoo, the blog doesn’t look like it’s stuck in 2012 anymore! Oh joy, oh joy! I think we can all pretty much agree that the old design – deployed when I was just starting college! – was getting very, very long in the tooth….

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Diary: Finding Some Peace + Quiet

My apartment window, in New York City, faces one of the busiest avenues in the neighborhood. Ambulances and honking drivers are a daily occurrence, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg; if I had a nickel for every time I was shocked out of my beauty sleep at four in the morning by a…

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Counting Down My Top 10 Roller Coasters: 2016 Edition

I’ve been a fan of roller coasters for a long time: those hulking behemoths of scream, coursing their way over and under the skies in a monument to our everlasting quest to find thrills in the weirdest, strangest ways. And if that quest takes literally tons of steel and iron, assembled in a way that…

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