Insert Generic Text Here | №15

  Remember the last time you got a handwritten letter? And no, the ink signature (/stamp) on typed correspondence does not count. I’m talking white-envelope-plastered-with-stamps-trifolded-paper-smuged-in-bad-ball-point-ink-blotts. Snail-mail. The pen-pal days (for me). When was the last time you handwrote a letter? When did you last sit down, face the white page…

A Study in Poetry | №13

Writing poetry eludes me. Poetry is a pure form of literature. The type of pure that means beautiful: simple, stripped of its trimmings, eiπ+1=0. With a few brilliant words, a poet makes us human. I’ve always liked poetry. The Tyger, by William Blake; 登鹳雀楼, by 王之涣; Ozymandias, by Percy Bysshe…

Tweet Lockdown | №8

Social media has changed the world. This is a phrase we have all engaged with. Start typing “social media…” into the search bar and google will offer up the rest (albeit, editorialized). No podcast or youtube channel or TED talk goes without paying homage to this Truth. Columnists pick it…

Genes^(patent power) | №7

Meet CRISPR, acronym for the slightly less wieldy Clustered Regular Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. You may have come across the name on your socially mandated internet news update wanderings. CRISPR is a new genetic tool; a technique for manipulating genes that allows scientists to easily and efficiently modify genes in…