Small communities of women religious are breaking with tradition and making saving the earth their primary mission. This story appeared in The Atlantic, and then Grist, as part of a Climate Desk collaboration. Reported with support from a Middlebury Fellowship in Environmental Journalism.
Milagros Dormida, 2008, by Katrina d’Autremont. From Si Dios Quiere. Archival Inkjet Print. “Like discovering in a dream that your house has a room that you didn’t know existed, I had thumbed a new fold in my unconscious, a place where I kneaded my waking life into strange shapes, watched plausible circumstances flicker into impossible, terrifying scenarios.” For The Fuschia Tree, Issue 22, Coincidence: Fortune’s Strange Math. Click here to read the essay.
Poets are not the world’s most visible celebrities. But an exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., puts faces to verse, and explores poets’ shifting — and sometimes conflicting — public images. With Camila Domonoske for NPR.org.
“Before he became a founder of realism and an unlikely literary sex icon (‘Do not suppose,’ an Italian count wrote to his wife, ‘that the ugliness of his face will protect you from his irresistible power’), the young Balzac was proofreading legal filings.” For NPR’s Monkey See blog. To read the post, click here.
. “Hamlet takes his coffee black. Claudius stalks the salad bar. Polonius can rarely resist dessert. One day, while serving Ophelia her soup, I watch with horror as a few drops of roasted tomato land on the table in front of her, like gobs of blood. She smiles; she doesn’t seem to mind.“ For Middlebury Magazine.
“We picked a path through near-vegetative waste – plastic bags, useless bits of wood, the requisite tires – and the cautious tickticktick of our freewheels sent up new sound into old silence.“ For The Fuschia Tree.
For the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript. While working as a staff reporter for this New Hampshire community newspaper, I reported and photographed a three-part series on the role of technology in public, private and homeschool education. I visited Highbridge Hill Elementary School in New Ipswich and the Pine Hill Waldorf School in Wilton, and spoke with a homeschooling family in Peterborough. The series took second place in education reporting at the 2012 New Hampshire Press Association Best Media Contest. Due to website changes […]
For Middlebury Magazine. A pair of students is using new methods to revive an ancient tradition. Full text: On a rainy night in September, Bianca Giaever ’12 steps onto a small cement-and-bedrock stage in the basement of Gifford Hall. Members of the audience surround her on all sides, sitting on velour beanbags, the floor and one another in various leg-numbing contortions. A few track lights are out, but the microphone works fine. Giaever asks how many are newcomers here; when […]