Penny Arcade at Joe’s Pub

Last week my father and I went to see Penny Arcade’s final performance of her piece, “Longing Lasts Longer,” which she states was not a monologue, not a comedy show, and not performance art; which was her own special way of saying that it was not one, but a combination of all three. It wasContinue reading “Penny Arcade at Joe’s Pub”

20 Years In the Matrix

I slept in as long as I could today. I wore a big sweater, my L.A. Cowboy boots, and only a bit of makeup around the eyes. The sky was cloudy, and I knew it might rain, and it struck me as the perfect day to be watching a movie with my students. We spentContinue reading “20 Years In the Matrix”

Democratic Debate at my Alma Mater!

That’s right, snail fans! Last night’s debate took place in the same building where I worked out while watching episodes of Sex and the City, flirted with frat boys during Greek Week, and participated in late-night charity events with my sorority, Epsilon Kappa Tau. Which begs the question: Is there anything better than knowing thatContinue reading “Democratic Debate at my Alma Mater!”

Is This Subway Going Uptown?

Last night I was on the F train, which turned into a C train, which left me on the wrong side of Manhattan at 12AM on a Sunday evening. There were teenagers who wreaked of tobacco while blasting videos with poor sound quality. There was a man with a poorly situated hole in his trousers.Continue reading “Is This Subway Going Uptown?”

Why I Am Not a Writer

On Friday I gave my first lecture of the semester on the topic writing, and after going through all the ways in which we use language to help us communicate our thoughts and our feelings, and reading “Why I Am Not a Painter” by Frank O’Hara, I asked my students to write about two topics:Continue reading “Why I Am Not a Writer”

“Love Song” (A Playlist)

Drunk in Love Crazy in Love The Power of Love Till There Was You The Trouble With Love How Deep Is Your Love? Love Bites Keep On Loving You Is This Love? Endless Love Thinking Out Loud Thinking of You Vision of Love Make You Feel My Love (I Can’t Help) Falling in Love I’mContinue reading ““Love Song” (A Playlist)”

Lady’s Lament

Why are bathrooms in New York always cold? In winter, even the bathroom supplies huddle under the sink, and are of no use. Not that big of a problem to those with warm bathrooms and hot towels but just think about it— what’s worse than pulling down your pants bladder about to burst, and thatContinue reading “Lady’s Lament”