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yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Jazmine Hughes What a week! What a week. What a week. What a week. Let's see: we marched onward with the Halloween Advent Calendar, where we tried on some fancy Halloween costumes, saw some ghosts, made the Beyoncé jack-o-lanternShow More Summary


yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Georgia Webber Georgia Webber is a comics artist living in Toronto, where she is the Comics Editor for carte blanche and the Guest Services Coordinator for the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. She is most often making work about her vocal disability. Georgia wants you to consider your voice. See how at 0 Comments

Ask a (Terrifyingly) Clean Person: Oozing Gourds, Glue Mishaps and Food Coloring Woes

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Jolie Kerr At Halloween, I bought a bunch of decorative gourds and tiny little pumpkins. These things are practically indestructible so I have had them strewn about my kitchen and dining room ever since. One of them started looking...Show More Summary

Is the Future of Comedy the Comedy/Drama Hybrid?

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Chris Kopcow In a recent Salon interview, Bob Odenkirk warns aspiring writers to “get out of comedy, because it’s about to collapse.” Sketch comedy, he says, is having its time in the sun now — what with YouTube, Comedy Central’s burgeoning lineup and the legions of theater sketch teams popping up all over — but the market is becoming saturated. Show More Summary

A Conversation Among Me, Katy Perry, and Sylvia Plath on Birthdays

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Jazmine Hughes Editor's note: You may want to read this and this to get it, but, then again, there's nothing to really get. Me: Hi, you guys! Thank you so much for coming today! I just got some really great advice from Taylor Swift...Show More Summary

Pins & Needles, "Runaway and Hide"

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek I saw Pins & Needles perform at the Rookie Yearbook 3 launch party last night, and they were amazing. Tempted to make them the official Hairpin band; formally suggesting they change their name to "Hairpins & Needles;" just an idea, no pressure. 0 Comments

What to Wear at Fancy Halloween Parties

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by M. Blankier The sexy Halloween costume is tyranny; it is irony without attendance. Sexy Halloween costume, I decry you. This Halloween, I humbly submit that we take our costume cues from a simpler, less brazenly sexy time: Arden Holt’s Fancy Dresses Described; or, What to Wear at Fancy Balls, already through five editions in 1887. Show More Summary

Ask Baba Yaga: Should I Move to a New City?

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Taisia Kitaiskaia Transcript after the jump. Dear Baba Yaga, Sometimes I feel like I want a different world than everyone wants. When I look around I don't see many reasons to be happy. Should I move to a new city? BABA YAGA: , Think on the feast you want to devour. Show More Summary

2-4-6-8, Who Do We Appreciate? Donna Tartt.

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek Bless Nicole Cliffe for bringing this to my attention: The year I was a freshman cheerleader I was reading 1984. I was fourteen years old then and failing algebra and the fact that I was failing it worried me as I would worry now if the Mafia were after me, or if I had shot somebody and the police were coming to get me. Show More Summary

Bow Down, Witches: The Beyoncé Jack-o-Lantern of Your Dreams

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Isabella Rotman and Jacqui Shine All of us need to check in with ourselves about our Yonce-worship practices occasionally. Have you sung Bey’s praises lately? Have you updated your personal altar with a fresh candle or worked on your...Show More Summary

Buying Power

last weekOdd : The Hairpin

by Heather Ryan Last month, I picked my kids up from Portland International Airport. They had been visiting their dad for five weeks in Pennsylvania, and in the interim, I had moved everything we owned 400 miles. Even though our newShow More Summary

Let Me Love You

last weekOdd : The Hairpin

by Fariha Roisin A couple of months ago a very good friend of mine turned to me as if she had a deep secret. She premised the statement with shame. It was one of those non-verbal queues of uncomfortable realization that I inherently understood. Show More Summary

A Cool Book Review By A Hip Writer Who Has Definitely Had Sex

last weekOdd : The Hairpin

by Monica Heisey I got my first asymmetrical haircut when I was 8. My mother was in the kitchen, reading, and I walked in with a pair of scissors. "Fuck you, Mom," I said, as I sliced off half the hair I’d grown as a protest against traditional masculinity. Show More Summary

How Many Types of Millennials Are There?

last weekOdd : The Hairpin

by Jazmine Hughes If there's one thing every millennial hates, it's an overly broad generalization about what every millennial thinks. But is it better or worse to try to carve the 18-34 age group into smaller segments? Would it highlight...Show More Summary

What My Mom Wants Me to Write About

last weekOdd : The Hairpin

by Michelle Markowitz My Mom: Hi! Have you been reading the news this week? I have ideas for articles!! Me: Oh god. I think we read different news. My Mom: Have you heard of the movie This Is Where I Leave You? Me: Of course! I saw it! It was great. Show More Summary

Quentin Tarantino Explains Things To Me

last weekOdd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek Today is the 20th anniversary of Pulp Fiction, a film so devoted to explaining itself that it actually opens with a title card displaying the dictionary definition of "pulp." Watch and learn. Video by Daniel Reis. 0 Comments

How To Change Your Name In 41 Easy Steps

last weekOdd : The Hairpin

by Kathleen Hale 1.) Practice saying your new name. Say it aloud to friends, family, and police officers. Ask yourself these questions: Can I pronounce it? Can I spell it? Can I remember it? 2.) If you are changing your name as partShow More Summary

Hardcore Romance & Dreamy Delinquents: An Interview with Mary Timony

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by Elizabeth Barker For more than two decades, Mary Timony has written songs that are weird little wonderlands. Timony’s references range from animal allegory to cosmic imagery to mythology, and she uses them all to tell stories of love,...Show More Summary

Our Eyebrows, Our Selves

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by Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite I’m not sure when I decided that my eyebrows—thick, dark, and joined—weren’t considered attractive, but I was a preteen when I realized that I would have to do something about it. When I was 12, I begged my mother to let me get the offending patch waxed. Show More Summary

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