Introspection

This Is What I Imagine Alabama Looks Like
Introspection

This Is What I Imagine Alabama Looks Like

This Is What I Imagine Alabama Looks Like
Books

Being Still

Moments became unspindled, blown open by the rush of activity, and, as I stepped into my first semester, I was swept into an insidious cycle of busyness.

Pancakes
Food and Drink

Laura Goes To IHOP

Heat and fluorescence and red-blue-yellow cleanliness spilled out across the sidewalk in a broad half-moon. IHOP glowed with silent vulgarity.

Introspection

Enlightened

I find the thought of unbridled success even more frightening than the thought of struggling to get there. Indeed, keeping my villain alive just a little while longer kept me struggling, struggling to the bitter end. But she gave me a reason to get up in the morning. I needed her.

Andrew W. Badinelli
Introspection

Lonely Together

We don’t have to share our most personal space, our most personal lives, with someone else. Oftentimes, though, I want to.

Night post.
Introspection

Safe Haven

I was raised in the boondocks of Arkansas. The stereotypes that just popped into your mind? They probably apply.

Frances Silber
Introspection

Frances Silber

Maia R. Silber and her grandmother Frances Silber.

Andrew W. Badinelli
Introspection

Andrew W. Badinelli

Andrew W. Badinelli

Lena K. Felton
College

Endpaper: Final Postcard from Home

Harvard isn’t an easy place. It seems to run on anxiety, which first struck me when I moved into a too-small dorm room on a muggy August day more than three years ago.

Emily B. Zauzmer meets Barry Williams.
Introspection

Here's the Story...

But the plots, the theme song, and the characters were not, in retrospect, the real reasons I tuned in, nor were the fashion and lingo of the 1970s the show’s main draws. It was the fullness of the family that pulled me in, rerun after rerun, in my afternoons after elementary school.

Emily B. Zauzmer meets Barry Williams.
Introspection

Emily B. Zauzmer meets Barry Williams.

Emily B. Zauzmer meets Barry Williams, the actor who played Greg Brady on "The Brady Bunch," at his show in Branson, Missouri, in August 2015.

Joshua Goldstein
Endpaper

Endpaper: Find Yours

Name an issue, and I would kick out a hackneyed one-liner you might find on a liberal Democrat’s campaign website. She would push back, and, with that, the game would begin.

Valerie-B-Elefante
Introspection

Valerie-B-Elefante

Val's Family

Molly E. Wharton
Endpaper

My Economy of Language

In our complicated world of unobservable factors, messy data, and nonlinear relationships, economists often must find clever ways to measure the causal effect of one variable on another.

Valerie-B-Elefante
Race

The Word: Color

The questions that most other applicants probably answered so quickly and mindlessly were the ones that held me up longest.