Posts byJuan Felipe Gaviria

Consider Writing

A bit of muffled insight into a great article

“Consider the Lobster” by the late David Foster Wallace is a 7-page field notes article published in Gourmet Magazine in 2004. It is one of my favorite essays ever written. In it, Wallace takes us to “the enormous, pungent, and extremely well-marketed Maine Lobster Festival.” He tells us about the hundreds of attendees that, every
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Novel Political Leaders: A Lie in Disguise

A lesson from Medellín, Colombia

Young political candidates seem to have a flair to them. They resonate with the young. They represent change and bring a fresh twist to a rather dull, bureaucratic, and traditional institution like government. One place where this breed of politicians has proven its effectiveness is Latin America. Daniel Quintero, today’s mayor of Medellín, Colombia’s second-biggest
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