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Pondering Bell’s Books

As a full-time university student, I tend to spend a lot of time around books. Sometimes, this means scouring source after source until I find the perfect piece of evidence for an upcoming paper. Other times, this means logging long hours in the stacks at Green, aimlessly perusing the titles on the bookshelves around me…

‘Creative Confidence’ here

There was no mistaking the thick, black-rimmed glasses and the walrus-like mustache. It was David Kelley himself, founder of design firm IDEO and the Stanford d.school. As my Uber drove back to campus, I stared into the sticker in the palm of my hand that signified I was a visitor, emblazoned with “I visited IDEO…

Romanticism and its ripples

With two poetry collections and two novels spanning the Romantic era (c. 1800-1850), Reads writers Claire Francis and Shana Hadi respectively recommend these works that contemplate the intensity of emotion and the sublime beauty of nature within aesthetic experience, with references to their modern-day significance. “Poems” by Christina Rossetti An oldie but a goodie: 19th-century…

The Tragedy of Gerald Neesh: Act V

This is the final installment in a five-act fiction story: The Tragedy of Gerald Neesh. Editor’s note: The following article contains references to suicide that some readers may find troubling. Gerald Neesh stood in his living room staring through the gap between the curtains at the young woman who had crashed into the back of…

The Tragedy of Gerald Neesh: Act IV

This is Act IV in a five-act fiction story: The Tragedy of Gerald Neesh. Editor’s note: The following article contains references to suicide that some readers may find troubling. “Maria Stone,” he said as he read her insurance card. “That’s a cool name.” “Thanks,” Maria said, as she scanned the room with its leguminous entrails…