Spinning Now – July 2017

The year is more than half over, and at this point, it's safe to say that 2017 has brought us some pretty great music. We've heard the dark pop of Lorde's Melodrama, Kendrick's back-to-basics DAMN., a return to savage political rock by Roger Waters, and new folk-prog from Fleet Foxes - and that's just in the first six …

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On My Bookshelf – The Vegetarian

The past two weeks have been super packed. I flew into JFK on July 9th, staying for a quick day in Connecticut before turning around and busing to DC to start working. A few days later, I was up in Jersey for a friend's birthday - almost fifty hours of travel in the course of …

Looking Back: Zanzibar

So I'm back in the States, with a borrowed computer and a broken phone to hold me through til my paychecks start coming in. Tanzania was an incredible experience, full of kind people, beautiful landscapes, and incredible wildlife. Here's a run-down of one of my favorite parts of the trip: our June visit to the …

A Room With a View (of the Indian Ocean)

I arrived in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, just over two weeks ago, and until Saturday, it felt like I hadn't had a moment to rest. Between taking four hours of Swahili classes at the University of Dar es Salaam every morning, interning with the Environment Media Agenda every afternoon, and spending a few hours on …

Spinning Now – June 2017

June finds me in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on my first trip to the continent. I have less than a month left here in Africa before I return to DC to work and study for the rest of the summer, and the time is bound to pass quickly. Over the last couple of weeks, I …