Good reviews of expensive restaurants tend to tap metaphors about sex and sensuality (“these oysters are so seductive”). Good reviews of cheap places, on the other hand, go for the drug and addiction analogies (“this pizza is my crack”).
—The traumatic, sensual, addicted language of restaurant reviews (and what it says about you)
Asked by living-for-symphonies living-for-symphonies
do you go to the new school? I just got accepted and am curious about the atmosphere and stuff from a students perspective
I wish I could help you glean more insight or give you insider knowledge, but unfortunately I’m not a student at The New School, nor did I graduate from there. You should fare well however, because I’ve heard it’s a very progressive institution and at the top of the heap, as far as its reputation and curriculum goes. Not to mention, it’s located in a prime neighborhood and has a diverse student body.
If you decide to attend, good luck! And congrats on being accepted.
The bodies of women of color are in a precarious situation: they are either at odds with the standard of beauty or become that standard without being credited.
Trinidad’s Folkloric Ballet
David Alan Harvey
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The idea that sex is something a woman gives a man, and she loses something when she does that, which again for me is nonsense. I want us to raise girls differently where boys and girls start to see sexuality as something that they own, rather than something that a boy takes from a girl.
—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (NPR)
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