Freelance: Scooter magazine kid lit reviews

I have no idea why it’s taken me so long to upload this, but TA-DA! Check it out–my freelance book reviews for Scooter magazine’s spring 2013 issue. I swear, reading Scooter makes me long for the privileged and plush lifestyle of the city’s finest kids…that I never had. It’s a Missouri thing. So when Editor-in-Chief Peter Feld asked me to re-join theContinue reading “Freelance: Scooter magazine kid lit reviews”

“Scandal” Live-blogging 5/2

Mellie is threatening to expose Fitz and Olivia on live TV unless he lives Olivia. Spoiler alert: Cyrus is probably the mole. Huck is feeling a bit better, thank God, and I noticed Ms. Quinn has discovered eyeliner and lip tint. Jake is following Olivia around as per Fitz’s request, but he wants in on herContinue reading ““Scandal” Live-blogging 5/2″

My Tufts Daily Column (4/25): It’s Complicated…But Not Really

Guys, so many feelings about all this, and updates on my role at the Daily. Know that even in this column, I was censored and threatened that my words wouldn’t see the light of…print…? For now just read and tell me what you think. Brionna Jimerson | Respect Your Elders It’s… complicated. But not really.Continue reading “My Tufts Daily Column (4/25): It’s Complicated…But Not Really”

My Tufts Daily column (4/11): Seeing through the optics of whiteness, a love letter to Black Tufts, and the erasure in “incidents”

My Tufts Daily column, about Black people at Tufts, the white gaze, and the erasure in  “incidents”, complete with honesty (how refreshing!) Check back tonight about the process of writing this column, and more candid musings on the difficult miracle of, well, being.  Brionna Jimerson | Respect Your Elders A truly purpose-driven love letter Published: Thursday,Continue reading “My Tufts Daily column (4/11): Seeing through the optics of whiteness, a love letter to Black Tufts, and the erasure in “incidents””

My Tufts Daily column (3/28): Degrees of Separation

Brionna Jimerson | Respect Your Elders Degrees of separation   Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013 When I was applying to colleges, none of my potentially first−generation college−bound friends had the nerve to entertain the thought of a gap year. I never thought critically about the prospect of volunteering on a political campaign or working full−time atContinue reading “My Tufts Daily column (3/28): Degrees of Separation”

My Tufts Daily Column (3/7) — 73 Days, but who’s counting?

Brionna Jimerson | Respect Your Elders 73 Days — but who’s counting? By Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013 One of my best friends’ Twitter byline reads, “May 19, 2013, 11:30 a.m. in the J Field,” the time and place of his graduation ceremony. I think he is over the 76 Days celebration. Anyway, last Sunday weContinue reading “My Tufts Daily Column (3/7) — 73 Days, but who’s counting?”

My Tufts Daily Column (2/14) – A B.A. in “Minding my own Business”

  Brionna Jimerson | Respect Your Elders A B.A. in ‘Minding my own Business’ Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013 To date, I’ve named and claimed over 15 majors over the last four years. Now take a breath, and smile−−you are officially more decisive than I am. For about a week, I was a biology major, andContinue reading “My Tufts Daily Column (2/14) – A B.A. in “Minding my own Business””

My First Tufts Daily Column: Respect Your Elders

This semester should officially be known as my “Daily” semester: I’m working as Managing Editor, I’m writing for Arts/News (when I damn well feel like it, or when there’s an exceptionally amazing episode of Real Housewives on), and I’m  a Features columnist! Cue the daily Daily overload. My weekly Features column is called “Respect YourContinue reading “My First Tufts Daily Column: Respect Your Elders”

On Twitter imbalances, being a people hoarder

Alright, full disclosure. I hoard. I hoard people. Before you Google episodes of “True Life: I Hoard…People…?” (spoiler: they don’t exist), and consider signing me up for an intervention (please don’t, it’s my last semester, and I don’t got time for that), remember back to about a year ago when I discussed the airy sensationContinue reading “On Twitter imbalances, being a people hoarder”

Recent article: Substance unsurprisingly lacking in “Real Housewives” reunion special

Any excuse opportunity to turn my reality TV habit into writing is a welcome one! I’ve been into RHONY since season one, day one (for the record: Bethenny all the way). The season finale of season five left me wanting. In short: ‘meh’ and transparent. Even for RH standards. Is it the editing, or the ladies? Continue reading “Recent article: Substance unsurprisingly lacking in “Real Housewives” reunion special”

Boston Fashion Week: Merrily we flow along

Thanks to the ever-impressive and talented photographer Justin McCallum, I found myself at Boston Fashion Week on a blustery September weekend! Long story short: the fashions. My god, the fashions.  For a full photospread, visit JumboSlice blog, and read below for my take on several of the weekend’s best shows! Did I MENTION THE FASHIONS?Continue reading “Boston Fashion Week: Merrily we flow along”

The Presidential Debate, through the lens of my Twitter

Tonight, while watching the debates, I have my Facebook and Twitter pages open, and both are overflowing with quips, quick memes, and reactions.This new lens of political engagement is fascinating, as a generation of activists and slacktivists take to their keyboards and burn up the servers with 140 characters or less, and overstuff my newsfeedContinue reading “The Presidential Debate, through the lens of my Twitter”

Latest article: Africana Studies launches new major and minor

Most of my friends, family members, acquaintances, strangers on campus, and the poor souls who follow me on Twitter know about the fairly-well documented struggle for an Africana Studies DEPARTMENT at Tufts. This struggle has morphed into a program, not a department. This documentation exists in the Daily, the Observer, and other outlets, but itContinue reading “Latest article: Africana Studies launches new major and minor”

TV review: Tepid relationships, stereotypes hamper “Basketball Wives LA”

Tepid relations, stereotypes hamper ‘Basketball Wives’ TV Review | 2 out of 5 stars By Brionna Jimerson   Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 In recent years, VH1 has begun to catch up to television’s endemic lifestyle−based reality shows by targeting a different demographic of status−conscious viewers. The cable station has produced shows like “Basketball Wives,” “Baseball Wives” (2011−12) and the much more tragic,Continue reading “TV review: Tepid relationships, stereotypes hamper “Basketball Wives LA””

Gallery review: MFA jewelry exhibit brings sparkle, like Beyonce. Or…Jordin Sparks.

MFA jewelry exhibit brings sparkle to the Museum of Fine Arts Exhibit shows jewelry’s importance and influence through history By Brionna Jimerson A south German rosary from the mid-17th century, bequest of William Arnold Buffum. “Jewels, Gems and Treasures: Ancient to Modern,” curated by Yvonne Markowitz of the Museum of Fine Arts, is a study in the appreciation and significanceContinue reading “Gallery review: MFA jewelry exhibit brings sparkle, like Beyonce. Or…Jordin Sparks.”

First (print!) article of the semester! Interview with Provost David Harris

New university provost David Harris brings experience, fresh ideas to the Hill By Brionna Jimerson Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 09:09 Provost David Harris sat down with the Daily to discuss his history at Cornell and his future at Tufts. As a sociologist, dean, Obama administration advisor and the interim head of CornellContinue reading “First (print!) article of the semester! Interview with Provost David Harris”

We’re gonna have a good day.

This exchange happened a couple of days ago. I can still feel the dull, throbbing burn.  My boss, to me: “Brionna, send me your story ideas for Basic Black?” Me: scours emails I sent to myself, my Google Docs, notebooks for story ideas from earlier in the summer Her (one minute later): “Did you sendContinue reading “We’re gonna have a good day.”