culture

back in bohemia
R. L. | 01/03/2022

Prague has always been a special place.  At the end of World War II, when the Allies' bombs destroyed Dresden, the west decided to save Prague.  The city thus survived...

Ubantu
Romain Martin | 01/02/2022

The Legon Campus is full of these massive and exacting concrete blocks, monstrous rectangular buildings that seem to dominate space and nature. Straight, uniform, and impersonal lines reign.

queerness in dance
Angelique Bosc | 01/02/2022

Appealing to the audience’s expectations of what role each gender should play, much consideration was given to how a performance would be received rather than how it would feel.

Greek Hour – pt4
Elisa Vovos | 12/12/2021

Strefi hill is one of the most enlightened spots of Athens and if not for vertigo, an experience to have. Not an inch of duskiness left to spare, Athens takes...

Coastal Waters
R. L. | 11/03/2021

Visiting Carmel, I grow nostalgic. Both Tor House and its tower are imposing structures built of solid stone. Robinson Jeffers, a renowned poet and environmentalist, lived and wrote there last...

Ballet / Self Esteem
Angelique Bosc | 11/03/2021

The growing pains of giving up a childhood passion is often a common casualty of coming into adulthood. From age three into high school, I was the “ballet kid.” Ballet...

Writers Are People
R. L. | 10/25/2021

A writer naturally befriends other writers.  Goes with the territory.  Personally, I always enjoy these relationships.  Share a little, learn a lot. I can’t recall feeling challenged by others who write.

Bedroom Pop
Angelique Bosc | 10/25/2021

I watched the stage of the El Rey Theater light up as seven-hundred other teenage girls waited for lo-fi sensation Clairo’s first official concerts. The lights were low, her voice...

Greek Hour – pt 3
Elisa Vovos | 10/12/2021

"Eva souvlaki parakalo!" My Athenian acolyte, and longtime roommate, turns away from the counter and smiles at me. We’re in one of the oldest Gyros shops of Athens, and he’s...

this is recovered
Caroline Levin | 09/30/2021

I haven’t thought about anorexia too much lately— at least my own dealing with it. Food has increasingly become … just food. Exercise is movement that spikes some dopamine. My...