C is for Capitalism: Cookie Monster Pays a Visit to Harvard Business School
The following is a transcript from Cookie Monster’s recent guest lecture at the Harvard Business School. Like Kim K., he also wore his finest pinstriped pantsuit, black leather trench coat, and (though not for public viewing) SKIMS undergarments. Unlike Kim K., Mr. Monster opted to perform his speech to the tune of his smash hit, “C is for Cookie.”
The Harvard Man Goes to Therapy
Your least favorite person in your Social Studies seminar visits a therapist. But don’t worry, “Harvard Man” — an archetype that plagues this particular ivory tower — isn’t cured. He will still interrupt you to explain your own lived experiences to you tomorrow.
Take Off Your Damn Headphones
I remove my over-the-ear headphones (shocking, daring, brave!) and discover the beauty of Harvard’s unfiltered sounds and silences. I also discover that I have been breathing really loudly this whole time.
(Comic) Stripping Down the Patriarchy
These scenes are from the panels in “Breaking Out,” one of the stories in the July 1970 edition of “It Ain’t Me Babe Comix,” in which popular female comic characters revolt against the men dominating their lives and defy their creators. The “uprooted sisters” team up “into small groups not unlike witch covens” and go picketing for women’s history and self-defense classes. They consider if they should “take that acid we’ve been saving and commune with the moon,” while Supergirl frees the inmates of a women’s prison.
Baking the World a Happier Place
Bake it Till You Make it LLC, a “community based organization dedicated to destigmatizing mental illness, normalizing mental health conversation and promoting authentic healing and recovery,” seeks to connect people through food.
Dayna P. Altman, mental health advocate and the founder of Bake it Till You Make it, at her recent Nailed It decorating event in Somerville.
Snowman cupcakes from the first round of the event, decorated by the winning team.
An attempt to recreate a reference photo unicorn cake, visible in the middle picture, during the final round of event.
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