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Intern(al) Culture Shock

Intern(al) Culture Shock

Cold Comfort for the Weary by Sam Poloway Waking up at noon with my ears still ringing from a late night at Chaya Fuera – a club that rocked me until six in the morning – my roommate and I decided to go out to get ingredients for Bloody Marys. Walking into the grocery store […]

Grand Illusion

There was still snow on the ground and a snap in the air at the end of February when suddenly shop windows sprouted spring fashions. Bright colours, thin, playful fabrics, short everything, sleeves, skirts, trousers…. It seemed bizarre, like some kind of bad joke. What world were they living in? Just two days earlier, another […]

Rites of Spring and Rough Edges

People have different methods of marking the changing of the seasons. British nature writer Richard Mabey says he has two specific ‘seasonal rites of passage’ to which he is sentimentally attached: seeing the first swifts of the year over the parish church from his study window, and walking in a particular corner of his own […]

Highlights in February 2009

Highlights in February 2009

Spring is in the air! The weather in February is not always so reassuring, but new growth and purpose is all around us. Sights are set, goals are planned, kilos are shed (at least in intent) and training has begun so that the best can be achieved later in the year. Opera is not immune […]

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