Beyond. A world

Alice Teodorescu
Alice's mosaic of questions, quirks and insights. Of the world.
Created 31 Jan 2021
  • ”A Familiar Form of Madness”
    03 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 1 2
    …that’s how a 1924 editorial named the recent craze started by Arthur Wynne a decade before (on the brink of WWI): the Word-Cross, later mistakenly published as a Cross-Word. The whole story in New Yo...
  • For the love of coffee
    19 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 2 2
    A silver tray that shined full of promises for my 4 y.o.’s eyes (I guess I was around that age). Small, colourful cups. Might’ve been yellow or green. Sour cherry jam or rose sorbet. Cold water in tra...
  • The summer "knowing" list (2)
    10 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
    Welcome, wonderers, to another long list of things to discover & ponder. Since it’s summer and time moves at a different pace, I decided to invite you to even more wandering about. Here we go — 9 vide...
  • The summer "knowing" list
    06 Jul 2021 • 2 min read
    Hey there, wonderers! As June went out the window and the heat slowly melted my brain cells, I didn’t get to write as much as I wanted. But I did think quite a lot of thoughts O_o Scattered, indeed. S...
  • On meaningful conversations (2)
    14 Jun 2021 • 2 min read
    Dear wonderers, You’ll probably notice that (2) in the subject line and wonder where’s (1), right? Well, I’ve been doing some “house cleaning” on my old blog, and brought all the good ones (I think so...
  • What do Hokusai, Piranesi, and manga have in common?
    24 May 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Hey, wonderers, This is one long-overdue post, as I’ve been writing it and rewriting it in my mind for a month now. The simple answer is this: sequential storytelling. Encyclopedia Brittanica says so ...
  • Rethinking
    03 May 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Dear wonderers, I constantly ask myself what my ultimate goal as a creator is. (I still don’t see myself as a writer’s writer or an artisan, yet I know that each of us is a creator in our own way.) Af...
  • 5 Japanese titles to fall in love with
    21 Apr 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    Hi, wonderers, As I received this request from some of you, here we go! Deep-diving together into Japanese writings that made a lasting impression on me and why you should give them a try: Hell Screen...
  • Business writing / Academic writing
    07 Apr 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    Hello, my dear wonderers, I’ve spent this weekend doing something I haven’t done in a while. Writing a scientific paper about the kawaii (cute) as aesthetics and representation and how it’s used in an...
  • 5 animated movies to glimpse into the Japanese universe
    22 Mar 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    I was reading the other day that newsletters can be places of belonging. Or, better said, spaces where we can gather, share thoughts, rejoice in our common curiosities, values, questions, etc. And bec...
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