master of none, vulnerability & me

Earlier this year, the long-anticipated second season of Aziz Ansari's critically-acclaimed Netflix series Master of None premiered. At the end of the first season, we see a freshly single Dev (Ansari) on a plane headed for Italy, where he plans to live and learn how to make pasta. Season Two picks up right where we…

finding the opposite of loneliness

Two years ago, during my freshman year of college when I was still in Ithaca, I stumbled upon a book in my Amazon suggestions. The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan. I mentioned Keegan in a post I made last year about my favorite women writers, but I want to explore a concept that she mentioned…

pressing play: volume three

Last month, the indie folk band Fleet Foxes released their first album in six years, The Crack-Up.  I was ecstatic when I randomly went to their Spotify page and found the album - after they released Helplessness Blues in 2011, the band more or less fell off the radar. The Crack-Up doesn't stray too far from Fleet Foxes' initial…

Post-diploma life: where I’ve been & what I’ve learned

Last Sunday I woke up and realized that two years had passed since my last day of high school. And since I'm a nostalgic person and a chronic overthinker, I couldn't help but feel so strange. It was a kind of feeling that wasn't quite melancholic but still gutted me. There's so much pressure to…