Monthly Archives: July 2016

Depression, Temporality, War and Yvonne Rainer (Part II)

Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9 – “Feelings Are Facts” by Yvonne Rainer and “Being Watched” by Carrie Lambert-Beatty   I’m combining these two days because, in my mind, the books sort of melted together. On Friday, I trekked down to Wicker Park. I spent the morning at Filter Cafe (a pretty large, cozy… Read more »

End of Class

Now that the IES Spanish class is over, I don’t think I’ll be waking up early again for the rest of my study abroad trip.  I’m almost sad about it, since there are quite a few sights in Barcelona that are exclusive to early risers, but my circadian rhythm simply won’t allow me to get… Read more »

Crossing the Pond

I’m currently in the São Paulo airport awaiting my flight to Johannesburg, and want to wrap up my time in South America with a post comparing my time in Rosario, Argentina and Londrina, Brazil. On the surface, the southwest of Brazil and northeast of Argentina seem similar – the regions have relatively temperate climates, produce… Read more »

Sex, Bad Childhoods, and Yvonne Rainer

Thursday, July 7 – “Feelings are Facts: A Life” by Yvonne Rainer I took a ballet class this morning (it was really freaking hard) and then spent the afternoon reading at the Barnes & Noble in Evanston. I went home to make dinner, and then read a smidge more before sitting down to get caught up… Read more »

Lies, Anti-Marriage, Racism, William Carlos Williams, and Isadora Duncan (again)

Wednesday, July 6 – “Done Into Dance: Isadora Duncan in America” by Ann Daly Today, I made the trek down to Logan Square. I spent the morning at Gaslight Coffee Roasters (a super hipster, very cool place to do work–but bring headphones, because people like to chat) and the afternoon at Cafe Mustache (less clean-cut than… Read more »

Whitman, Eyes, Love, Art, and Isadora Duncan

So I started my reading on Tuesday, July 5th, and my plan was to post at the end of every week. But I’m having lots of thoughts that I want to share, so I figure I’ll just post whenever I have the time/desire–probably writing a few blog posts in bursts every 2-3 days. I’m gonna do… Read more »

An Evaluation of Rail Transit in the US

Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog. This summer, I am researching the fascinating world of transportation. I know what you’re saying, “transportation?” but believe me, it’s much more than traffic lights. Chances are, if you have ever been in a large urban setting you have used some sort… Read more »

The Story of the Bridgeton and West Lake Landfills in St. Louis County, MO

This summer I am researching an environmental crisis at a landfill in Bridgeton, Missouri, which is a small suburb of St. Louis not too far from its airport. In 1973, a company illegally dumped between 40,000 and 100,000 tons of nuclear waste at the West Lake Landfill. This was in the time before regulated landfills,… Read more »

Pre-Departure

Hi all! Amy here, and I’m so excited to share my experience in Singapore with whoever is able (read as: willing) to read. As a quick introduction to myself and my project: I began with an interest in Southeast Asia this fall after having taking Southeast Asia in the Twentieth Century: A Playground for Empires?… Read more »

Ready, Set, Go!

Alright, first things first. Notice the date of this post. It’s already July. And I started my project on June 13 (so like three and a half weeks ago). What this means is that I’m already in the middle of the project. I’ve already made quite a lot of progress, encountered A LOT of roadblocks… Read more »