Boston-based disciplined dissident. I write about architecture and representation in popular media. Occasionally, I also take pictures.
In the darkness, let there be light
The Handmaid’s Tale is meant to be a warning to all Americans about the dangers of losing our freedom. But for the smart and stubborn people who rally behind #BostonStrong, the series is particularly challenging to the notions of who we are.
By Tiffany Chan Edited by Morgan Moore and Catherine Harlow It’s prom season and you may have seen a recent viral story gracing the internet about a girl (of non-East Asian descent) who chose a Chinese qipao as her prom gown. This story took the social internet by storm after it was brought to the […]Read Post ›
I was sitting on my bed on a Sunday night and had exhausted all the content I was interested in consuming when suddenly a suggestion popped up to watch a vlog from…The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a video series that I hadn’t thought about in nearly five years.
It can be really intimidating to approach an artwork for the first time, especially those that are exceptionally avant-garde or wildly unfamiliar. You may feel the urge to have the perfect articulate and intellectual observation about a given piece, but how do you start thinking and talking about something you don’t quite understand? For me, […]Read Post ›
One need only to browse Pinterest for “interior design inspo” to be baraged with hundreds of pictures of perfectly curated shots of living rooms. What is peculiar, however, is that many of the furniture designs that are marketed as the most trendy and modern pieces actually are the legacy of mod furniture from 50 years […]Read Post ›
I don’t love New Year resolutions because forced contemplation has never served me well and if I want to change something so badly about myself—well, why not do it tomorrow? Still, the transition of the Gregorian calendar is a convenient time point to take stock of what is going well, what isn’t, and to change […]Read Post ›
In the shadows of the setting sun, a petite pavilion was a small spot of unadorned tranquility standing proudly under the Barcelona flag.Upon ascending the hill of Montjuic, we almost missed the small building tucked away under more traditionally Spanish-looking buildings. If you are not an architecture nerd, it would be easy to see it […]Read Post ›
I recently went back out to Wellesley College, a place that is near and sometimes dear to many on this team. I’ve also been consuming online video voraciously since I was 16 so I decided to try my hand at vlogging that experience. I apologize in advance for clunky visual editing-I don’t have a production […]Read Post ›
On a blustery Friday in October, I packed my bags and headed to the sunny city of Barcelona.