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9 hours agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Jaya Saxena I was thinking about From Justin To Kelly. What's Justin up to? What did we do this week? What didn't we do this week! Well, lots of things, but the biggest thing we did do was welcome Alexandra Molotkow into the 'Pin family. Show More Summary

The Cost of My Relationships

12 hours agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Nicole Dieker It is Relationships Month here at The Billfold, and—with just one week left—I decided I would share a bit about the costs of my own relationships. Dating: The act of dating, or, more specifically, the act of findingShow More Summary

A Celebration of the Best Ella Fitzgerald Songs

14 hours agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Sarah Galo Here is an indisputable Hairpin fact: Ella Fitzgerald is better than everyone. She is perfection in human form, "the tops," and everything wonderful. I’m not sure how often you listen to Ella Fitzgerald, but her music takes up most of my listening hours. Quite simply, her voice is transcendent. Show More Summary

We Are Watching Vin Diesel's Acting Debut

15 hours agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Jaya Saxena Just…just take twenty minutes to watch this. There is so much. I know it's called Multi-Facial but I swear it's not a porn. This is a film Vin Diesel wrote, directed and starred in in 1995, and it got him noticed by Steven Spielberg at FUCKING CANNES. Show More Summary

"Other Lessons Learned"

17 hours agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek I just got that New Apple Watch 4 weeks early! #dontbelievemejustwatch #nowthatsludicrous A photo posted by @ludacris on Mar 17, 2015 at 1:11pm PDT Recently the ten-year-old in me was delighted to discover this fact: The...Show More Summary

Don't Ever Let Famous People Tell You What To Do

yesterdayHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Jaya Saxena This is an inscription I have in a book from John Hodgman. I was not actually there to get it, I was busy farming in New Zealand (as the inscription hints). While I was there, my now husband/then "it's complicated" went...Show More Summary

Your Place, Your People: An Interview With Elisha Lim

yesterdayHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite Elisha Lim has a lot to say. The graphic artist, illustrator, and filmmaker has spent years telling stories of queer and trans people of color through pin-up calendars, comics, short Claymation films, and writing. Show More Summary

"House Half Full?"

yesterdayHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek Is the House half Full, or is it a House half Empty? Some surprisingly philosophical questions about the Full House spinoff. 0 Comments

Ask Baba Yaga: How Can I Give Fewer Fucks?

yesterdayHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Taisia Kitaiskaia Transcript after the jump. Dear Baba Yaga, I find myself in a relationship that is generally socially unacceptable. A whole community of people actively frowns upon the idea of us being together. How can I learnShow More Summary

Waka Flocka Flame, "Hard in Da Paint"

2 days agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek Well now I'm looking forward to living in America during an election year. 0 Comments

My 90s/00s Beauty Trends: Where Are They Now?

2 days agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Jaya Saxena We've already addressed Black Honey, but what happened to all the other makeup in our (my) makeup kits in the late 90s? DuWop Lip Venom: Still under all my other lipstick in my makeup bag, and still effective! Somebody needs to remind the teens DuWop still makes this before the shot glasses ruin their faces. Show More Summary

"Your Fave Is Problematic, And That's Okay For You, But They Still Need To Apologize"

2 days agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek We tend to hold the people of whom we are fans to the same moral standards we hold friends, often expecting them to echo our politics or sensibilities in the same way that their art, whatever it may be, speaks to us.Show More Summary

By Any Other Name

2 days agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Madhurima Chakraborty My son Kunal is biracial. Multiethnic might be more accurate—he is part white American from my husband Kris, part Indian from me. When he was born the first thing I said was, through the grin that had spread across my face,Wow, he’s really white. Show More Summary

Come Be Obsessed With Coming To America

2 days agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Jaya Saxena Coming To America was on ABC Family last night, and I don't know about you, but for me that movie is a movie I have to stop everything to watch. I don't care what my other plans were, if Coming To America is on, that's what's happening. Show More Summary

Jazz Cartier, "Wake Me Up When It's Over"

3 days agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek This is my favorite song from "Marauding in Paradise;" in my biased opinion, it seems like there are lots of good things coming from Toronto these days. 0 Comments

When You Put A Stripper Pole In Your House

3 days agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Jaya Saxena Pole dancing gets a lot of flack. Either you’re a stripper, and that’s seen as a bad thing even though all it means is you are probably really strong and know how to walk effortlessly in heels and get lots of money thrown at you, or you’re the type of person who falls for fad workouts. Show More Summary

Lydia Davis is Smarter Than Me

3 days agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Anna Fitzpatrick I have a one-sided love affair with languages, in that I believe that I can better understand the world metaphorically if I could only understand it more literally. I studied French and Spanish in school, and have...Show More Summary

The Best Time I Went to Christian Charm School

3 days agoHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Susan Blue In 1981, supermodel Cheryl Tiegs wore a plaid shirt on the cover of the Sears catalog. Tootsie Roll lip balm was the latest innovation in skin care, and Leggs pantyhose took up more aisle space than you'd think in drugstores. That was the year I attended Christian charm class. Show More Summary

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