Here is the story I told about my parents for a long time. My mother and father arrive in the United States in their mid-20s. […]
September 8, 2017
STEP ONE: Get the rice. There are multiple ways you can do this. You can go a Chinese restaurant and take home the free rice […]
September 1, 2017
Recently, I’ve been thinking about my old television set. It was a bulky thing, short and squat. It had one of those rabbit ear antennas […]
April 21, 2017
Last semester, an English professor asked me what I wanted to do with my life, and I said exactly the wrong thing. I want to […]
March 10, 2017
When Phoenix Alexander first enrolled at Queen Mary University of London, he studied fashion design. However, after taking a postcolonial literature class, Phoenix realized his […]
February 10, 2017
An uncle and his niece. Dark basements and back roads at night. The opening scene sets the stage well enough: Li’l Bit and Uncle Peck sit in a quiet car; it’s a full moon out; firm hands slip up a thin blouse.
November 4, 2016
October of sophomore year, I got bronchitis. I remember sitting in an examination room at Yale Health, watching the doctor write a prescription for antibiotics. […]
October 7, 2016
Margaret Shultz ’16 felt dissatisfied when she submitted her senior thesis in English this spring. The road to this moment hadn’t been an easy one: She’d begun to question the value of the English curriculum as early as freshman year. By senior year, she actively avoided taking any English classes at all.
September 16, 2016
I’ve been trying to find meaning in making pasta.
September 2, 2016
I love packing. I love packing so much that even now, just thinking about it — the unzipping of the suitcase, the careful piling of […]
April 29, 2016
“We Wove A Web” is a clever work. Nothing at first glance is what it seems. It’s supposed to be a show about the lives […]
April 22, 2016