Tag: Jesse Winter

GAMING: Dark Age of Camelot: My Conversation with a Knight

Honor your enemies because they bring the very best out of you. An old philosopher said something along those lines and it holds true today in the virtual world of Dark Age of Camelot where the three faction conflict between the realms of Hibernia, Midgard and Albion entered its 17th year this October. But the

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GAMING: My Return to Dark Age of Camelot by Jesse Winter

A shot of nostalgia ran through me playing Dark Age of Camelot after a 10 year hiatus—like picking up the phantom scent of your grandma’s cookies, or walking through the hallways of your old high school. Except I wasn’t back home in the suburbs of New Jersey, or on planet Earth for that matter. I

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CULTURE: The Symposia by Jesse Winter

A great love from my university years was a wooden bookshelf I attended to with scholarly devotion. The shelves were stocked with the best works of philosophy, including an impressive collection of Plato’s complete dialogues. But as the college years slipped into the past, the bookshelf ceased acting as a portal into the minds of

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CULTURE: Those Black-Framed Glasses by Jesse Winter

I was walking through the NYU campus the evening after the 2016 presidential election when I noticed that almost everyone with glasses had my large black hipster-frames. Those big square Buddy Holly-looking things the barista from Starbucks gazes through when serving your cappuccino and replying “Vente?” when you ask for a “large”. There were my

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FICTION: Wing Dance by Jesse Winter

  Lana’s running solo tonight as she walks into Jake’s favorite wing-dive in all of New York City. A small tavern buried in the middle of Manhattan and a prime Wednesday-Wingsday destination. Jake has started ravaging his first basket of wings—chicken wedged under his finger nails—when she walks past him. Pulling him out of a deep fried haze as she finds her way to the neighboring table and orders. She’s not

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