Cartas de América #8: in which even my Latin America newsletter is about Virginia

I didn’t want to take a deep dive into history or current events this time. I just wanted to celebrate that little corner of América today. RFK Stadium when Jaime Moreno was everybody’s hero. The Wafle Shop spelled just like that. Four Mile Run where you don’t need a goddamn permit to play soccer. BilingualContinue reading “Cartas de América #8: in which even my Latin America newsletter is about Virginia”

If You Have to be a Floor (The Met Residency Episode 6)

Nate DiMeo’s musings on the Gadsby’s Tavern ballroom now housed in the American wing at the Met are a fairly exact approximation of my own experience of being in that room. This is beautiful. If You Have to be a Floor (The Met Residency Episode 6)

potomac before it was potomac

photo of the Potomac by amomentmore I love this section of the rail between Virginia and the District, this rupture in the underground above the slate river. I love the frosted shards that floated beneath us this morning, the jade color that fades into cobalt by the time your eyes reach the horizon – something thatContinue reading “potomac before it was potomac”

summer in nova

I was walking home today on deserted, disjointed eighteenth century brick sidewalks not even trying to outrun the clouds, my red umbrella soaked carmine by lazy drainpipes more than summer rain. I was black and white against the taverns and cafés, sheets of water coming and going like the butler in an early film, andContinue reading “summer in nova”