Posts by BureauKensington

By the time you’re 30: Adventures in personal finance

By the time you’re 30 you should have the equivalent of your yearly salary saved up. You should have an...

The taste of virtue: Meal boxes as self-improvement

By Rachel Katz It’s Wednesday night and you just got home after another night of accidentally working too late. You’re...

The scolding mirror and productivity: Marie Kondo and friends

By Kristin Mueller-Heaslip Dear reader, does your life feel out of control? Is your home overwhelmed with stuff, impossible to...

The dual mirror of Instagram fitness

By Rachel Katz When we resolve to “get in shape”, we’re setting a pretty general goal that could anything from...

Welcome to the new you: Self-improvement and subjectivity

Well, here we are, nearly at the end of January. The fun (and not so fun) holiday memories are a...

The three main characters from "Stalker" sit in a hallway, which is being flooded by rain.

Reflections from the Room

But how can I put a name to – what it is that I want? How am I to know...

#Vanlife: transmissive selves and emptiness

You’re sitting at your desk at 4:00 pm on a grey, rainy Thursday. You’re wasting time at your job until...

Gentrifying the KitKat: The subtle jouissance of Gourmet Makes

By Rachel Katz Claire Saffitz stands behind a piece of island countertop in the Bon Appetit test kitchen. She is...

Peace in our time: The superhero and his shadow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

“Ultron thinks we’re monsters, that we’re what’s wrong with the world. This isn’t just about beating him, it’s about whether...

Samin Nosrat reacting with enthusiasm to food; also one of the dishes prepared in the course of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: cooking together towards self-authorization

By Rachel Katz I am an avid consumer of food media; I follow tons of food publications and writers on...