Without the raft of faces every day on my commute, at restaurants, at work, and with the loneliness resulting from limited communal time under social-distancing practices, phone calls with friends and family have been essential.
Stay Home takes on a particular meaning in a two-career household with both parents working from home and two children going to school via virtual learning in a country still in lockdown (we aren’t hiking or biking or taking walks—we aren’t even permitted to walk around the block).
Long before Marie Kondo, there was this NUVO story that never made it online. We felt that it was fitting with the season and the circumstances to post an excerpt of this essay. From the archive, one woman’s experience with finding inner peace through spring cleaning.
What can memes tell us about Gen Z, the most socially conscious and digitally connected generation?
NUVO Thoughts: What happens when the need for answers meets the breathless expanse of digital media?
NUVO Thoughts: Immediately, I am faced with the consequences of the interplay between the idea of the book and this unfathomable thing, the Internet. There is a change taking place in the publishing industry because of the Internet. That change made this book possible. What has happened to the book?
It is clear that fame is changing—influence for the sake of influence is becoming a business model as a result of social media, where fortunes are made by commodifying personalities and popularity is birthed by algorithms.
The brutal winters did little to chill Icelanders’ spirits, instead it sparked a dark and strange literary imagination that has endured for more than 1000 years. The Yule Lads began as thirteen evil ogre brothers which parents used to scare children into behaving around Christmastime.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: The heart’s desire of a child is not a thing to play with and, well, I’m still a child when it comes to accepting presents.