You don’t see it often. It’s tabooed. It’s tacky. It’s overkill. It’s immature. It’s a punctuation mark that deserves a chance. (Sacrilege! Witch! Witch! — See? Useful.) Students, writers, student-writers, editors and the like are warned about the dangers of the exclamation mark pervading the written word. Editors are told to remove it unless encountered … Continue reading
Category Archives: Shouts!
Does it make a sound?
We live in an age where self-publication is almost second nature. We post where we are —often down to the exact geographic coordinates—who we are with, what we are eating, and who/what/when/why/ how we will be doing something/someone later. We create existences by listing musical tastes and posting photographic evidence of social lives. I’m guilty. … Continue reading
Facebook: Gateway to friends or delusion?
Aside from the recent deluge of statuses lamenting the new Facebook, I’ve noticed a minor trend on the site: People announcing that they will be deleting their internet existence. I always sort of laugh at this –– the announcement of their impending departure on the very site from which they intend to recuse themselves. It has … Continue reading
A case for Holden Caulfield
In my junior year of high school, I read The Catcher in the Rye for the first time. After completing the novel, I informed my teacher that I wanted to marry Holden Caulfield. In a voice that said “you should seek help,” she politely encouraged me to reevaluate my statement. (I threw the word ‘marry’ … Continue reading
Scratch the search, just destroy this place
***I apologize in advance for this picture. It’s necessary to include to make a point/rant. So many things are wrong with this picture. First, the clown. Second, the word. Third, it’s not even clever. I entered Search and Destroy (25 Saint Marks Place), a ‘vintage’ hardcore clothing shop in the East Village, expecting to be … Continue reading
It’s a surprisingly beautiful day today. Who said Manhattan can’t be pretty? Continue reading
He really shouldn’t have seemed so elusive. He’s not exactly inconspicuous. I’m almost positive I’ve passed him before, nonetheless, I’ve been casually searching for the Andy Monument for three weeks now. By casually, I mean that I hoped to stumble across it without going out of my way. Like today. Since finding out that this existed, I thought … Continue reading