Maren Larsen is the associate editor of The Smart Set. She is a digital journalism student, college radio DJ, and outdoor enthusiast.
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Poetry: A Defense?
"This book is about modern poetry." That's how David Orr begins his introduction to Beautiful and Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry. It is a fine way to begin a book. But it isn't […]
The American Dream I remember reading Ben Carson’s Gifted Hands back in fourth grade. The follow-up to that was going to see the play at a local theater. Though lost on me at the time, I realize now that […]
The Class of 1250 If undergrads seem an irresponsible bunch these days, excelling in the
extra-curricular subjects of dorm-hopping, beer-swilling, and the
squandering of parental cash, they pale in […]