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Articles by Lisa Borst

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All the Young Women

Lady Bird and shifting representations of teenage girlhood

Features, Dec 01 2017

by Lisa Borst

content warning: sexual assault/harassment There’s a subplot in Greta Gerwig’s acclaimed new movie, Lady Bird, in which the titular protagonist’s best …

What a Mess!

On the stakes of the personal essay

Arts, Oct 06 2017

by Lisa Borst

GAITSKILL The personal essay, according to some, is in a tough spot. Last spring, Jia Tolentino wrote in the New Yorker …

Dear Indy...

Features, Sep 29 2017

by Lisa Borst, Will Tavlin & Erin West

Dear Indy, Thoughts on PDA? LB: Despite long being an object of public scrutiny, regulation, judgment, and fantasy, the thing about …

Beneath Your Bootsoles

Feeling backward at New York City's AIDS Memorial

Arts, Apr 07 2017

by Lisa Borst

content warning: queerphobia Under the pavement at the corner of Seventh Avenue and 12th Street in Manhattan’s West Village, leading to …

Curb Alert

Metro, Feb 17 2017

by Lisa Borst

Can't Serve Prestige

Harvard University Dining Services on strike

News, Oct 28 2016

by Lisa Borst & Will Tavlin

On Saturday, October 22, a middle-aged man stood in the rain on the corner of John F. Kennedy Street and Memorial …

Notes on Mom Books

Elena Ferrante's Visual Aesthetics

Arts, Feb 19 2016

by Lisa Borst

When I was in high school, I worked in a small bookstore in Virginia. I mostly helped out, shelving books and …

Whose Buddy?

Remembering Providence's Infamous Mayor

Metro, Feb 05 2016

by Lisa Borst, Sophie Kasakove & Rick Salamé

A corrupt Machiavellian bully, a benevolent populist, a talk radio personality, a marinara-sauce entrepreneur, a meme—rarely does a local politician acquire …

BUSES INTO LAND SHARKS

Alternative Theater in Providence

Metro, May 01 2015

by Sophie Kasakove & Lisa Borst

This is Rapid Transit They changed it last week, the 11 Broad St And the 99 in Pawtucket The opposite of …

EARTH LINKS

Technology, Agriculture, and the Computational Metaphor

Science & Technology, Apr 10 2015

by Lisa Borst

We conceive of the Internet mostly through metaphors. Early imaginings of a globally distributed network of information likened the nascent web’s …

WEEK IN CIVILIZATION

News, Feb 13 2015

by Dash Elhauge, Lisa Borst & Alex Sammon

No Uglies On a warm autumn day in 1963, President John F. Kennedy sat calmly beside his wife, Jackie, in the …

From the Editors V.30 N.2

News, Feb 06 2015

by Lisa Borst & Kyle Giddon

Last week, we listened to the warnings of the weathermen. Our mothers called us. We called our mothers. We stockpiled. We …

Forecasting Podcasting

Arts, Feb 06 2015

by Lisa Borst

On January 9, National Public Radio launched a new podcast called Invisibilia. The show, hosted by public radio mainstays Lulu Miller …

Sketching the Outlines

Thoughts on The David Foster Wallace Reader

Arts, Nov 21 2014

by Lisa Borst

Last week, Little, Brown, & Company released The David Foster Wallace Reader, a sort of Greatest Hits collection of some of …

The Real Dirt on the Baby Carrot

Metabolics, Oct 17 2014

by Lisa Borst

There is a point in the early evening at my parents’ house, an hour or two before dinner, that I’m tempted …

Side with the Seed

A conversation with Spencer Tweedy

Interviews, Sep 26 2014

by Lisa Borst

“Is this a strictly bandmate relationship, or do you ever have to say, ‘don’t make me pull this tour bus over?’” …

Week in Songbirds

News, Sep 19 2014

by Lisa Borst, Sam Bresnick, Kyle Giddon & Tristan Rodman

KILLING IN THE NAME OF To a culture accustomed to choosing its favorite restaurants by their Yelp reviews—crowd-sourced, grade-inflated, irredeemably unsophisticated …

You End Up Becoming Yourself

Boyhood and universalizing nostalgia

Arts, Sep 12 2014

by Lisa Borst

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, which finished its run at the Cable Car last week, is not afraid to date itself. The film, …

Ditching the Frame

user interface and the blurring of digital boundaries

Science & Technology, Apr 11 2014

by Lisa Borst

Art has always favored the rectangle. Since humans began moving our paintings off of cave walls and onto formal and constructed …

We Are What We Waste

legislating food disposal in Rhode Island

Metabolics, Mar 14 2014

by Lisa Borst

Rhode Island’s only landfill is located at the end of a rural road in Johnston, which, when I visited in early …

A New Stage

Recovering Columbus Theatre

Arts, Feb 14 2014

by Lisa Borst

Before Misak Berberian bought the Columbus Theatre in 1962, a previous owner, facing financial trouble, allegedly tried to set the building …

Last Thoughts on Pete Seeger

Arts, Feb 07 2014

by Lisa Borst

The dynastic folk family has maintained a curious presence throughout the genre’s rich history. There’s Woody and Arlo, Bob and Jakob, …

Brute Choir

an interview with Bonnie "Prince" Billy

Arts, Oct 25 2013

by Lisa Borst

Friday, October 11. 7:56 PM. The Columbus Theater. Standing outside the Columbus before seeing Bonnie “Prince” Billy, I witness two bearded, …