How could I unsee it When I know how Lisbon looks At dawn What language is spoken At 4am In the bathrooms of pubs On Bleeker Sptreet I know what you hear in An elevator On your way to the top Of Madrid I danced in the touchy heat Of Barcelona And sung with Dublin … Continue reading Native
Though the common perception is that we watch movies in order to escape, the practice inherently runs much deeper than that. Yes, we watch movies to drop out of reality. We also, however, watch movies to find ourselves. Sitting in a dark theater, emotions run deeper as though the art is shouting out at you. … Continue reading “Lady Bird” Proves To Be the Realest Coming of Age Film in Years
I come from the end of the line. I leave the little suburb of mine and get on the Bart train for the city. City of wonder, city of light. City of better food, better bars, a city whose sidewalks don't roll up at 8:59. The thing is, my suburb isn't that small. I mean, … Continue reading Commuter’s Symphony
I was abroad, overseas A woman in a streetcar Had a baby on her hip And a ticket in her hand Somewhere far away Called home As for me, I’m wandering And wondering What that place looks like That place with flowers Laughing on the stoop So I sat in a dark bar Next to … Continue reading On Holiday
//William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea// On this day in 1864, General William Techumseh Sherman embarked on one of the most memorable undertakings of American war history. The collective memory of American History often views Sherman’s March to the Sea as the culmination of a bloody war—a display of war’s most ugly face and … Continue reading “I Can Make Georgia Howl”
// A brief, but heartfelt nod to you, BBC Hello BBC, it's me, just another American you hooked with your perfectly curated collection of shows, all of which reaffirm my belief that decent news hasn't flown the coop and chivalry really isn't dead, it just exists exclusively within the time constraints and 2D realm of … Continue reading A Love Letter to the BBC
While the scantily-clad and sometimes fundamentally offensive costumes you see on Halloween may cause alarm, the holiday's roots run much deeper than creepy fake contacts and and excuse to hook up with a dude dressed as a dementor while you're wasted on Pumpel Drumkin. It all started with those Celts back in the days of … Continue reading Ghouling Out on the Town: Where the Devil Did Halloween Come From?