Ali Lewis


A Month in the Life of Linens: Lee’s Launderings

Cindy Lee wakes up at 3:15 a.m. five days a week and drives 45 minutes to work at the laundry room in Freeman International Center (FIC). Around 9:30 a.m. the truck arrives full with bags of dirty laundry from the three dining halls and any other catered events on campus.

Booking It: Artful

Ali Smith’s unusual new novel Artful, published in 2012 by Penguin Books, begins with a poem, a Child Ballad from the early fifteenth century: “The[…]

Booking It: Leaving the Sea

Forgive me, psych majors, if I am wrong in this, but I seem to recall learning in my Psych Disorders class two years ago about[…]

Atwater First Chef Cooks with Sweetness

Tammy Iffland, first cook in Atwater Dining Hall, is perhaps one of the happiest people I’ve ever met. “My job is fun,” she told me.[…]

Bob the Baker and His 16,000 Cookies

Robert Stowe, Head Baker, will retire this spring after a long career in the basement kitchen of Proctor. “According to human resources, it’s 49 years.[…]

Booking It: See Now Then

I have to admit that it took me nearly until the end of “See Now Then”, Jimaica Kincaid’s controversial new novel and the first she[…]

Booking It: Levels of Life

I cannot imagine anyone — except perhaps a fanatic of the history of hot-air ballooning — who could pick up Julian Barnes’ new novel Levels[…]