A photograph captured at a Black Lives Matter protest. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Author: Samuel Weinmann
Photo courtesy of Pexels/Lisa Fotios.
Big Thief, a Brooklyn-based indie rock band, has been releasing music since 2016, starting with their debut album […]
During the 2020 presidential election, Stacey Abrams was a fundamental figure in turning Georgia blue–or rather, bringing the […]
Job updates, life advice and anecdotes from the professional world are some of the most common things that […]
It wasn’t too late at night, maybe six or seven. There was a warm breeze slowly moving into the unfinished room, and the sun was peeking behind a family of trees huddled together nearby. A soft, orange glow painted the room, and I could feel the heat of the night on my face. It was early September, and summer hadn’t quite yet died out. I could smell the faint, alluring scent of a barbecue nearby, and I stopped to soak in the last remnants of the sunset.
It was nearly 9:00pm, and I was driving through southern Massachusetts to see family–a routine drive, but a long one. I had slowly grown accustomed to the drive, recognizing the sights and the scenery as I passed by.
“Solely in the world of languages is the amateur of value. Well-intentioned sentences full of mistakes can still build bridges between people,” wrote Kato Lomb in her 1970 book Polyglot: How I Learn Languages. Lomb was one of the most renowned polyglots and interpreters throughout history, and throughout much of her career she sought to understand the brain of the polyglot.
Between Feb. 10 and Feb. 20. 2021, Texas, among other southern states, suffered unusually low temperatures due to […]
In my senior year of high school, I was ensconced in solitude – not so much in an angsty “pity me” way, but rather in an “I can’t wait to get out of here” kind of way. I would purposefully push other people away to avoid making any sort of human connection. Mostly, however, I was grasping at the idea of a future where I could meet like-minded people and be able to establish real connections. The more that I went through high school, the more I realized I didn’t have those connections; I had acquaintances with whom I would share an occasional laugh – acquaintances who would sometimes refer to me as their “gay best friend.” Dynamics like these were what really deterred me from meeting people.