Zencare connects students with Boston therapists

I wrote a story last week focusing in on Northeastern’s campus mental health care options and how a startup from Rhode Island can help out. It was recently published in The Huntington News – an independent student-run campus newspaper. I found sources through Mallory Gothelf over at Zencare and by asking my class’s Facebook group…

Accidentally covering a NorthBeastern Ultimate scrimmage

I play Ultimate for Northeastern University’s Men’s B team (known more succinctly as Beastern). And this last weekend, we took the Green Line out to Boston University to scrimmage some other teams at around our level. This was not a tournament, but rather an extremely unofficial gathering of B teams that wanted to get some…

WGBH News publishes my Banda Magda story

A couple days ago WBGH News, the website of the Boston-area public radio station, published my story on a recent Banda Magda concert. Much thanks to Dan Kennedy for pitching the story to his editor and to the Red Room at Berklee for having great lighting. It was a super fun concert to cover and was…

Banda Magda return to Berklee as alums and play the Red Room

I last saw Magda Giannikou, the front-woman of this international band formed out of friendships at Berklee, as the opener of a Snarky Puppy show in St. Louis. Since then, I’ve been looking out for more. A more extensive bio of the woman can be found here. Banda Magda dances between musical styles and languages,…

Read this author’s account of crafting a story on rape

For this blog, I’m not too concerned with sticking to the genre of high fantasy (i.e. swords and dragons and all that), or in specializing in any particular associated sub genre. However, saying that I’ll be writing about ‘literature’ comes off as stuffy and more than a little untrue. I like the fantastic – the obviously…

Witnessing the dawn in Boston

So this morning I took a walk from Ruggles station to the Fens, to the Prudential Center, towards the South End a couple blocks and back home. I had to live-tweet something, and I wanted to cover an event that occurs all the time, but that I seldom see. So I wrote about dawn in…

Poo Tee Tweet – accounts to follow

For those of you on Twitter, I have some suggestions: Neil Gaiman: A journalist from the UK turned full-time horror and fantasy writer. The author of such books as American Gods, Stardust and Anansi Boys. Scott Lynch: The author of the Gentleman Bastard series of books as well as a volunteer firefighter. Has had struggles…

Introducing China Mieville

I cannot speak on the preferences of others, but I enjoy interesting things – I like to have my expectations played with. China Mieville is a favorite author of mine because he subverts expectations constantly. His novels are unfocused messes of dense ideas and nonsensical shenanigans. He can definitely sacrifice clarity for inventiveness at times,…

The Future of News – Where will it go?

The reason this blog currently exists is because of a class. And to the ends of fulfilling the requirements of this class, I’ll sometimes be talking about some random topics. Bear with me. The future of journalism is totally distinct from the future of newspapers in my view. And though it may seem like today’s…

Fantasy is worth talking about – an introduction

I have always loved the imagined worlds that live inside other people’s minds. Whatever may be happening in today’s reality, the conjured happenings of made-up places populated with made-up personalities always offers an escape. It might be for the sake of avoiding boredom, loneliness, stress or what have you, but there’s nothing like losing yourself in…