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Places | In Public
Why Advertising Feels Like a Form of Urban Pollution

The problem isn’t encountering text, or even a lot of it. It’s the text that we encounter, the how and why of its coming to be.

Nov 30, 2022
Places | In Public
Save a Life, Drink Outside

Protecting each other from harm? Caring about one another even when it’s hard? Is it too corny to say that I’ll drink to that?

Jul 19, 2022
Places | In Public
The Coyotes in the HOA

Maybe we are the coyotes. We’ve invaded those tidy realms of whiteness, and we did not duck our heads. We acted like we owned the place.

May 3, 2022
Places | Arts & Culture | In Public
An Ode to Poorly Lit Dressing Rooms

Dressing rooms were only special because of how we used them to quietly become human.

Places | In Public
In Nigeria, Burning is Starting to Feel Like Normal

Fortunately, the recession did not affect the prices of alcohol in the way that the price of shaving cream and school fees had nearly tripled.

Jun 4, 2019
Places | In Public
War of the Worlds à la Française: On Protest Culture in France

France is famous for its commitment to authority and order, but every so often the top blows off the mountain and you’re left with a volcanic cauldron of revolution.

Places | In Public
After Christchurch, My Grief Came Late

I chose to treat myself with ease—to not resist my natural response, but to sit with it, allow it to manifest, and reflect on why so many of us felt this way and what it could teach me.

May 1, 2019
Places | In Public
Finding Something Like Certainty in the Crowds of Kampala

“I console myself regularly with the fact that the problem is not unique to me, that young people everywhere are trying to figure it out.”

Oct 31, 2018
Nonfiction | In Public
The Man in the Machine Allows Man to Lead a Better and Healthy Life

Technology allows man to break patterns of repetitive behaviour and bad habits by enabling measurement and conditioning the body to form good habits.

Jan 18, 2018
Places | In Public
Body Wash: Instructions on Surviving Homelessness

“If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water so hot it sheds all the layers of who you once were and reveals someone new.”

Oct 6, 2017