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Not to "If You Read One Thing Today" You

5 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Meredith Haggerty It’s inescapable fact that, if you happen to have dark skin in America, you are immediately and irrevocably trapped in the narratives of race that swirl about this place. Death, destruction, despair. We are here and we are here to stay, was Baldwin’s sentiment. Show More Summary

The Great Hope of TV's Female Crime-Stoppers

6 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Zan Romanoff I don’t remember how or why I first started descending into Law & Order afternoons, letting bright days slip by in the darkness of my parents’ den with the curtains drawn. I was seventeen or eighteen – a few years before...Show More Summary

Jenny Lewis, Then And Now

6 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Michelle Markowitz Carl Wilson writes about Jenny Lewis' new album, The Voyager, in Slate and perfectly sums up why we love her, beginning with the Rilo Kiley days: It showed off many of Lewis’ strengths as a songwriter: an almost...Show More Summary

Can Femmes Prefer Femmes, Hating Your GF's Therapist, Am I Heterosexual, and LDRs

8 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Lindsay King-Miller My surface question is this: How common, really, is the sort of stereotypical "femme/butch" dynamic in female same-sex relationships? My real question is this: How can I, as a relatively femme cisgender woman,Show More Summary

The Most Satisfying People to Subtweet (in Ascending Order)

8 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Michelle Markowitz Facebook friends who don't understand Twitter Minor media celebrities Aaron Sorkin Beloved former boss Hateful former boss Current micromanaging boss Person you are currently dating (and it's going really well!) Person...Show More Summary

New Game Alert! Depression or Unemployment?

9 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Meredith Haggerty Having recently found myself involuntarily jobless, I had a lot of time on my hands. And I discovered that I was filling that time in new and unusual ways that made me ask questions like, "hey, is this something a depressed person does? Or is this just unemployment?" So I created a game, because obviously. Show More Summary

Ask Baba Yaga: How Do I Leave the Past Behind?

10 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Taisia Kitaiskaia Transcript after the jump. Dear Baba Yaga,  A few years ago, a relationship that meant the world to me fell apart in a fairly traumatic way. I have since fallen in love again, but can't stop fixating on the old wound and rehashing painful memories. Show More Summary

The Best Friends of Rom Com Heroines, In Order

11 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Meredith Haggerty 25. Lucy Wyman (Judy Greer), 13 Going on 30 24. Mandella (Susan May Pratt), 10 Things I Hate About You 23. Holly (Christine Taylor), The Wedding Singer 22. Debbie (Leslie Mann), Knocked Up 21. Patti (Sandra Oh), Under the Tuscan Sun 20. Show More Summary

Drake and Nicki Minaj Conversation

11 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Michelle Markowitz Nicki: Hey Drizzy, I have a favor to ask… Drake: Threesome with you and RiRi? Nicki: Oh Drake! LOL. Ok, so my butt cheeks are making this new video, and I wanted to see if you could guest rap a verse? Drake: Oh wow. Show More Summary

Once You Pop… Never Mind, You Don't Pop

12 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Meredith Haggerty As if Wednesday morning wasn't frustrating enough, here is a video of unpoppable bubble wrap. What is this supposed to be, useful? UGH. [h/t Digg] 0 Comments

Nicki Minaj, "Anaconda"

13 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Michelle Markowitz So can we talk some more about the video for Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda?" The title is a reference of course to Sir-Mix-A-Lot's classic line from "Baby Got Back," "my anaconda don't want none, unless you got buns,Show More Summary

More Letters from Confused Straight Man

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Meredith Haggerty Dear Civilities: Recently, I was watching Larry King interview Anna Paquin, who has said repeatedly that she’s bisexual, and wondered what you thought of it. Now that she’s married to a man (“happily, monogamously,”...Show More Summary

On Hair, There and Everywhere, and Intra-Cultural Shame

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Beejoli Shah “A girl told me today that I would be a lot prettier if I got my eyebrows threaded. So I told her she’d be a lot prettier if she got surgery to turn her fivehead into a forehead!!” File that one under the “swing and a...Show More Summary

Anna Deavere Smith: A YoungArts Master Class is the Greatest Half Hour of TV Ever

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Meredith Haggerty My HBOGo is kind of a waste, because I most use it to watch episodes of The Comeback that I have on DVD somewhere, but there is one reason I plan to keep it and keep it forever: it allows you to view, as many times...Show More Summary

Dude Text Decoded

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Alan Hanson We dudes can be a confusing, emotionally constipated, nearly-illiterate group of horndogs with smartphones. And since it’s 2014 and most people are paralyzed by the idea of speaking into a phone receiver, we must fumble...Show More Summary

Just Keep Livin', (Livin' = Wearing a Fanny Pack Without Apologies)

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Michelle Markowitz Every generation gets the celebrity man purse they deserve. Remember when John Wayne carried a LeSportsac? No? Well Matthew McConaughey is now sporting a BLACK LEATHER FANNY PACK and he is not apologizing: “I’mShow More Summary

Never Bring Your Boyfriend to Brunch

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Michelle Markowitz Pre-brunch text: Your friend: [30 minutes before you're meeting] "Hey, it it cool if I bring my boyfriend along last minute to our catch up brunch we've been planning all week?" You: OK. [You caught that "OK" is text-speak for "No" right??] Your friend: Yay! We can talk about anything in front of him. Show More Summary

The Hairpin Rom Com Club: My Best Friend's Wedding

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Chloe Angyal Welcome back to the Hairpin Rom Com Club! It’s just like a book club, but you don’t have to go easy on the white wine if you don’t want to. This week’s movie is one that many, many people cite as one of their all-time favorites: My Best Friend’s Wedding. Show More Summary

High Tech Roommate Pairing Goes Way Beyond "Smoking" or "Non-Smoking"

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Meredith Haggerty "Education's about putting people in uncomfortable situations so they start to learn about themselves," says NYU housing head Thomas Ellett. "[Programs like RoomSync] are a good customer-service tool, but there's...Show More Summary

Charli XCX, "Break The Rules"

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Michelle Markowitz Charli XCX just released a new song, "Break The Rules" from her upcoming album Sucker. It's really catchy and perfect for this time of year, the hook is about not going to school, but rather breaking all types of rules. I'd listen at your desk right now, or possibly on the elliptical during your cool down period later. [Slate] 0 Comments

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