Free Range Kid
Give me back my coloring book!
Dear Grown-Up Nora: Lots of time has passed since my last assessment of you, which was when you (we) were eight. [...]
Step aside, Victor Hugo
I once envied the lucky critics able to reflect at length on the works of Proust or Dickens with near-casual ease. [...]
Life in phone hell
Today I’m here to address a life-long fear I’ve carried with me from year to year, from country to country, from [...]
666 to Hell’s kitchen: Get creative!
From: Satan, Post Office Box 666, New Jersey Turnpike (please leave pitchfork shipments with red-uniformed concierge) To: Pet Peeves Department (PPD) [...]
Superhero on a budget
I was listening to a podcast with Robert Downey Jr. the other day. He gained worldwide notoriety for playing Iron Man [...]
Now a word from COVID customer service
God's HR & Assorted Species department has received billions of reviews of COVID-19. Here are two recent comments. Warning: Contains lots [...]
The coxswain’s push
In the days leading up to the U.S. presidential election, my mental scenarios weren't exactly cheerful. Riots because Donald Trump won. [...]
A time of “good shame”
I’ll start by saying that I'm a white woman of middle-class privilege. The privileges have taken many forms but I've never [...]
A beetle sees the light
There’s a beetle climbing on the screen of my window. On the outside, I make sure. I turn back to my [...]
When the good girl gets lost
Last week I watched "Miss Americana," a documentary about singer Taylor Swift. While I’ve never been a diehard fan, I’ve enjoyed [...]
“Free-Range Kid” Author
Milan-born Eleonora Saravalle recently graduated from Brown and is an aspiring writer and actress based in Los Angeles.