On What's Invisible At Harvard: A Conversation

@Samantha So agree. I've occasionally been asked to talk about my alma mater (not Harvard, but similar student demographics) with kids who are applying to that school, and I can't figure out how to clue them in, diplomatically. It was a privilege to attend my school, but students might be better off going into the experience knowing that "trying to fit in just ends up meaning you’re not a part of ANY group".

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 2:27 pm 1

On "In the punishing heat of a July afternoon, dresses are 'the ultimate in comfort'"

What's with the names of the three girls in the picture? Did the NY Times poach them from a 1950's comic strip? Hazel Honeysuckle, you guys!

Glad they're not styling themselves ironically or anything.

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 1:07 pm 1