by Ethan Gilsdorf
January 19, 2012 | Ethan Gilsdorf
Just when you thought it was safe to visit book clubs by phone and therefore wander around in your underwear drinking wine while you talk to readers.....now there's SKYPE!
I find Skype miraculous. Every time I use it, I think of my dad, who died in 1999. How amazed he would be that you can talk to people through your computer screen! It's so space-age. So Jetsons. Yet another way to bring us all closer together
December 22, 2011 | Jenna Blum
December 5, 2011 | Info
When I was 20, I did my junior year of college aboard in London, at Queen Mary Westfield College. If heaven consists of a time in your life you might relive over and over again as a closed loop, my semester in London would be a good candidate. In memory, it's a Van-Gogh-like swirl of nightclubs and museums, travel and theater, Doc Martens and tiny Spandex dresses and big floppy hats, and a dilapidated row house in the West End and my single room (awarded to me because I was a smoker) always crowded, especially in the wee hours ...
November 23, 2011 | Jenna Blum
By: Nicole Zais (Renaissance Intern)
I’m scared, all the time. Sit under the covers with a flashlight status. Frightened in general, on a day-to-day basis: a knot of anxiety near the back of my mind, the throbbing feeling echoing around my molars. And it’s all because of some stupid crush (and no, not the human-vampire kind).
At nine months old, when I cooed “shoe” for my first understandable syllable, I fell in love with words, and I fell hard