faces of spain
R. Levin | 11/07/2022

Attributed to Francisco Goya's late black period, 'Pinturas Negras' fourteen (or fifteen?) works in oil are some of the most powerful ever.  Bleak, brilliant and intense, they hang in the...

preferably portugal
R. Levin | 10/18/2022

Today, Portugal has become an extremely popular destination for American expats. The mild weather, low crime rate, cost of living reasonable, real estate prices more attractive than in the States.

where, when, why
R. Levin | 10/06/2022

Already captivated by the warmth that shined through her smile, I raised my glass to catch her attention. When she tilted her head ever so slightly, I subtly nodded back...

Bongiorno Singapore
gianandrea giacomazzi | 08/17/2022

As a European, I grew up with the understanding that the government guided my choices in subtle ways. This influence was always confined to the social sphere and the relations...

Between The Waves
R. Levin | 08/12/2022

I knew Eddie from my years in Laguna Beach.  We’d see each other around town but never really connected.  We both sought an escape and the ocean provided just that. 

Faces/Places – An Intro
Caroline Levin | 07/20/2022

I am a die-hard Anthony Bourdain (Parts Unknown) fan who seeks to portray the grander truth of our world via the storytelling of charm, warmth, and nuance in every culture/...

Southwest, U.S.A.
Marley Fortin | 04/29/2022

You came to give me your goodbye and left before I blinked the moon out of my eyes. I had no recourse except to sleep deeper this time. Now you’re...

Earth Day 2022
Zadie Long | 04/29/2022

I have been reading a lot about love and hope this semester. Struck by the bravery of love, the resistance of hope. The power of compassion, the necessity for collective...

Venice
Elisa Vovos | 04/05/2022

I often tend to offer a series of well-developed arguments, touting Parisian pride and snobbishness. Not as to justify either, but rather to turn in as a trait of an elegantly...

Confronting Grief
Clara Bracken | 03/09/2022

Contemplating how to write this personal essay, I asked myself, is there a poetic way to recall how a 20-year-old died in his sleep? One sentence: “Miguel passed away,” would...