Midtown Reader Blog

September 20, 2019

How much do you know about Somalia?

The extent of information I possess about Somalia is that it’s a country in Africa, and there are often pirates off its coast. I also know it has the longest coastline on Africa’s mainland, but only thanks to Wikipedia.

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September 18, 2019

Jessica Handler, author of newly released The Magnetic Girl, said she’s always narrated her life, whether through journals she writes in extensively or the very involved and informative letters she used to write her friends when they were away at summer camp. Her first...

September 13, 2019

           Before I was in college, before I learned the difference between gin and genever, before I learned that wine coolers weren’t really filled with wine, before I learned that drinking was what the cool high school kids did, I learned that drinking was something...

September 11, 2019

The attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 was, essentially, our generation’s Pearl Harbor. If it happened during your lifetime, you can remember exactly where you were when you heard the news; many of us watched it happen on television and can remember see...

September 10, 2019

"I became God just this morning."