I’ve never quite understood what “liberal arts” means. It is a grey area of skills that we need in order to thrive as liberated people, surely, but engineers seem to handle their independence just fine. Maybe “liberal arts” instead implies a loose pursuit of the arts, a lenient interpretation of what it means to be
The fridge light hurts. I push past feta, grapes—where is it? I’m hungry. I turn my head. It’s late. How does it get so late? I straighten up, and it hurts my spine, as if one bead can’t fit into the next, like I’ve used up all the juice somehow. Now it’s just bone on
The United States has gotten so fat that the world has redefined its definition of malnutrition. The term has grown from “chronic hunger” to include “micronutrient deficient” and “overweight and obese.” Today, two-thirds of US adults and one-third of their children are members of the last category, due in part to nutrition fads in the
What rocked your socks off in your pre-teen years?