Getting Protested: The Controversial Barbecue Sandwich

When I decided last year’s march for science would be a turning point in my civic engagement, I really meant more along the lines of me participating in new forms of organized demonstration and not exactly me becoming the subject of protest. Not that I couldn’t imagine people finding problems with me—while I’m not the … More Getting Protested: The Controversial Barbecue Sandwich

The Awkward Person’s Guide to Making Conversation

Given the number of articles on how to sustain light conversation, talking to people seems like an overwhelmingly unpopular and occasionally excruciating custom that doesn’t come naturally to most. You’d think that if so many people hate small talk, we could just do away with the practice entirely, but apparently getting rid of things that … More The Awkward Person’s Guide to Making Conversation