Brooklyn, New York-More and more people on the subway have been covering their faces for a duration of more than three stops. This alarming epidemic is something of an enigma that has sprung on 2 and 3 trains, as well as 4 and 5 trains heading into Brooklyn.
“I’ve seen it,” said Lorraine Hampstead of Crown Heights. “It’s Continue reading
This letter is about a month in the making. I was sure I was going to write it then I thought better, and said ‘nah, you probably get thousands.’ Then I thought better again and decided ‘yeah, but you won’t get thousands like this, cause there’s only one of me, I’m an individual,’ and la da dee—here I am writing to Mark Rylance.
I had nowhere Continue reading
Marcus Aurelius was sitting in a horse carriage when he had an ingenious idea.
“Is it something that you feel?”
His Lieutenant looked down and out the window no longer wanting to make eye contact, but Marcus was unperturbed. The movement of the horse carriage lulled them along. The battle scars fresh on their faces, fatigue setting into the shallows of their bones; Marcus looked Continue reading
We have been discussing Japanese World History and it is incredible how these people have somehow transformed their nation into one of the richest and most influential while remaining on a [comparatively] tiny island.
If I lived on a tiny island I would make Continue reading
I had the best body in the sauna today, because I was the only one in there.
I am okay with both of those things being true.
Meanwhile, you were so funny when you got your YMCA card. I can’t Continue reading
There were three people in the sauna today and out of all of them my body ranked third. The ranking system is based on whose body looks like it belongs in a magazine. The chinese man had the nicest body of us all. It looked like he worked out often and swam regularly. You could see Continue reading
I went into the sauna again. There were two men already sitting there when I arrived. One of them was big and dark and sat on the second level with his back to the wood and his long legs outstretched. The other sat hunched over, with his Continue reading
The similarities between a sauna and a steam room can be reasonably understood as the difference between swimming in the ocean and walking to the beach.
A sauna is more quiet. More like a log cabin; more like a very hot log cabin where people sit around loosely draped by borrowed towels. There is a community inside a sauna. There is a quiet harmony inside a sauna. And if you’re looking for a place of solitude, well, I’m not so sure that is the best place to go because it’s hard to keep a singular train of thought. Continue reading