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Wishful Inking – Why It’s Not Just a Tattoo

In a world so often driven by the fear of change, a fear shared by millions and millions of people, another paradoxical fear seems to counter it, stirring the pot of social norms and generations of animosity. The fear of change is undoubtedly paralleled by the fear of permanency; the...

Pasta in Pink…for the same cost as the Ratty?

After wandering through the kitchens of Al Forno, where the chefs were busy prepping for the evening flood of ravenous clients thirsting for decadent foods, I felt the urge to try my hand at cooking one of Johanne Killeen’s most famous recipes: “Baked Pasta with Five Cheeses”, or “Pasta in...

Spices from Home

I was raised on an all-Indian diet. That means roti bread on the weekdays with spicy lentils and braised vegetables, and the same on the weekends, except the addition of some sweet mitai dessert squares after dinner to cool the spice off our tongues. It was a bit of an...


Telluride

On the festival circuit, Telluride is the most relaxed, if secretive: think blue jeans, a stark contrast to the dizzying glamour of Cannes or Berlin or Venice. Telluride is a place where the most famous of actors share the two-block Main Street with everyday moviegoers, trusting that no one will...

Being Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

For a guy who builds global positioning systems, my dad’s not too great with Google Maps. Big thumbs, small iPhone screen — I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. We’re dropped off in Seekonk, Massachusetts, overstuffed bags in hand, with no idea how to hike to Brown University on...

On Hoarding Homes

It is typical, they say, that when you are a wanderer, an expatriate, you forget what it is like to have a sense of home. Home becomes nowhere and everywhere. Home can be the warm palms of your lover or the familiar conversations that you have with the shopkeeper whom...

When Food Speaks

Spending a few hours to eat dinner is not a strange thing in China. This meal is regarded as an indispensable activity necessary for a day to be considered complete. There is an old Chinese saying, which translates literally to: “People regard food as their sky, their god.” This saying...

First Semester, First Drag Show

Walking into the club proved to be an experience in and of itself, and opening the door to an array of lights and music resonating through the room only added to the ambiance of Ego. The first thing I saw was the dancer on stage, performing in the early drag...

“Art” Forno

AN ARTISTIC CULINARY CURATION BY JOHANNE KILLEEN + GEORGE GERMON Just as Botticelli’s meticulous brushstrokes in Florence resulted in the world-famous Birth of Venus, chefs Johanne Killeen and George Germon combined their nuanced recipes with unique aesthetics to create an Italian masterpiece of their own in the heart of Providence....