Masha Kurbatova

United States of America

Masha Kurbatova (United States of America)() published:

Lock, Birkenstock, and Barrel: Fighting for Socks and Sandals

PROMPT: Op-Ed Competition 2019

  Few fashion choices are so universally despised, so commonly mocked, so snobbishly spat upon as the classic socks-and-sandals combination. Critics see it as a trend for the geriatric and infirm, for those too lazy to even tie their own shoelaces, for those with feet so monstrously deformed they cannot bear to wear sandals alone. But the naysayers should reconsider their antipathy, for socks and sandals are a magnificent pairing akin to avocados and toast, or Apple products and unnecessary...

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“The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” Continues to Electrify Half a Century Later

PROMPT: Book Review Competition 2019

  Few books so captivate the imagination, so stimulate the senses, so fully invigorate the mind and spirit as does Tom Wolfe’s chef-d’oeuvre “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.” It is a work of very creative nonfiction that details the escapades of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” author Ken Kesey in his post-novelist years. Kesey was the messiah behind the psychedelic movement in the United States of the 1960s, the captain of a fantastic DayGlo boat coursing the New Wave...

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