by Mackenzie Patel Hello world travelers! This is going to be a special post and one that makes me incredibly happy and proud to whip up for you. I won’t be expounding upon the merits of 16th century Dutch art, the pedagogic writing style of Tolstoy, or the achingly beautiful composition that is Scheherazade. I… Read More

by Mackenzie Patel Hello all! After haunting the dusty, slightly musty, and altogether enchanting shelves of a tiny used bookstore, I realized how deeply I appreciate books that are a little ripped up, have covers that dangle off the stained pages like hang nails, and smell like stale cologne. The giant, sterile chains of Barnes&Noble… Read More

by Mackenzie Patel The famed Berlin Wall. Everyone has heard about it. The bloody stain of its history can be felt all throughout the city. It’s the physical manifestation of a cultural divide that’s monumental as well as frightening. I had the chance to walk along this dilapidated relic of Cold War history when I… Read More

by Mackenzie Patel I grovel for new and thrilling music, art, and novels that have the power to saturate my ears with rhythm, assault my eyes with beautiful paints, and spin the cogs of my brain with intricate characters, foreign time periods, and the depthless emotions of fictional lives. I skipped writing an August favorites… Read More