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Remote, But Not So Far Away

Remote, But Not So Far Away
April 5, 2017

I’ve always had an interest in remote places. What was it like to live so far away when everyone else in the world appeared to be so connected? Places like Easter Island and the dreamy Tristan...

A Violin Story

A Violin Story
April 4, 2017

I remember the night of the first Winter Concert I ever attended at my elementary school. I sat in the audience and marveled at the other kids performing a dance routine to “America” from West...

The One Reality Show I Wish Would Come Back

The One Reality Show I Wish Would Come Back
April 2, 2017

Imagine it’s been 10 years since the breakup of your favorite band and one day you are suddenly given the task of searching the globe for each member. Once you find them, you are told your only job...

Remembering One of New York’s Lost Treasures of Summer

Remembering One of New York's Lost Treasures of Summer
March 31, 2017

That initial excitement at the thought of the staples of summer is here. The springtime hints of longer days dressed up as warmer than 60° and less than 79°, and a select few carrying that perfect sunshine...

The Scary Films for Kids That Inspired My Love of Horror

The Scary Films for Kids That Inspired My Love of Horror
March 22, 2017

The idea that you could wish an annoying baby brother away and have him instantly taken by goblins intrigued me at a very young age. I had a few questions though, like did these goblins work as fast as...

The Changing Sunday Landscape

The Changing Sunday Landscape
March 8, 2017

Like the theme of a favorite movie, the familiar never looks the same after one starts paying attention. Life's defining moments have reoccurring habits, they always materialize briefly in unexpected places. A reappearing...

Wong Kar-wai’s ‘Chungking Express’ is Still My Favorite

Wong Kar-wai's 'Chungking Express' is Still My Favorite
March 1, 2017

You never forget the first time you see what you believe as the most beautiful thing in the world. It kind of just stops you in your tracks, taking your breath away. Sometimes one doesn't even realize...

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