It’s Five O’Clock Sometimes: or, the Trick of the Cultural Ethos of Startups

We’ve all seen listicles about the Best Places to Work — a lot of creative types in hoodies huddled around laptops with endless snacks and soft seating options (come to think of it, this environment is not unlike that of the new Chase Dining Hall). There is a level of comfort and Silicon Valley cool carefully […]

Liberté, Egalité, Precarité: or, how a quest for flexibility creates a “busy culture”

I'm late! I'm late!

At a school such as Wheaton, where there are ample opportunities for a small and motivated student body, there is a pervasive culture of busy. This idea has been a darling of the media since the early 2010s, garnering critique in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and Fast Company. I didn’t realize that it was a […]

If You Can’t Be with the One You Love, Love the One You’re With: or, getting through capitalist society to make the art you like

come on, mate!

I was abroad in the spring semester, taking in all that jolly old England and its fair capital of London had to offer. They throw an old adage at tourists, courtesy of Samuel Johnson – “…when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life […]