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Ask Baba Yaga: How Do I Abandon Striving For Glory?

6 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek Transcript after the jump. Dear Baba Yaga, I've recently decided to focus on my spirituality. But I've always been driven by accumulating accolades and praise for my creative work, and fame-seeking seems in fierce opposition to this kind of growing. Show More Summary

A Battle to the Grave: An Interview with the Soska Sisters

8 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Hayley Krischer I’m mesmerized by the photo on the Soska sisters’ “About” page. It’s compelling in a gory, expected way; Jen and Sylvia Soska take up the left half of my screen; their shiny, stick-straight hair and pale skin are both completely splattered with blood. Show More Summary

Starting From the Bottom

9 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek People’s reactions to my announcement became a Rorschach test that was fairly accurate at predicting the length of time we’d be in touch after graduation. It sounded cool enough to a few of my closest friends who decided to do the same, and we all began to prepare ourselves for a great migration out West. Show More Summary

Texts from Mallory Ortberg

11 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Anna Fitzpatrick Whenever I have an idea for something funny to write on the Internet, I have to make sure that it isn’t just something I’ve subconsciously ripped off from writer/webmistress Mallory Ortberg. If there is a joke toShow More Summary

T-Pain Can Sing

12 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Jazmine Hughes Auto-tune poster child T-Pain just blew everyone's minds yesterday with his performance at NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concert, where he taught us all that he can saaaaang. The New Yorker's Culture Desk had an interview with...Show More Summary

Rejected Author Bios

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Jazmine Hughes Jazmine Hughes is the contributing editor of the Hairpin. Jazmine Hughes is the contributing editor of the Hairpin, a digital magazine. Jazmine Hughes didn’t know the Hairpin was an digital magazine??? Jazmine Hughes...Show More Summary

All the Treats in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Natalie Eve Garrett Cordelia: Here's a chocolate…Oh. I don't think I need the loony-fringe vote. Buffy: Well, I-I don't even like chocolates… Drusilla: Miss Edith speaks out of turn. She's a bad example, and will have no cakes today. Xander: Yeah. Show More Summary

In Defense of an Unlikable Protagonist, When the Unlikable Protagonist is Yourself

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Beejoli Shah There’s this thing I’ve done since I was a kid that I rarely talk about—mainly because it’s embarrassing. Anytime I’m alone, I'm probably scripting scenarios in my head of how my life should go. Not the kind of fantastical...Show More Summary

FKA Twigs, "Video Girl"

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek Self-soothing with this on repeat, all day, every day. 0 Comments

"Don't You Hate Pants?"

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek The Hairpin has a strong, well-documented stance re: women should wear whatever they want. We also have a strong, well-documented stance against pants. Here is an article that, if you squint hard enough, covers both stances. 0 Comments

The Cost of Traveling and Moving Across Canada

2 days agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Emma Baker I recently moved across Canada, from Vancouver, BC to Toronto, ON, with my boyfriend, in a van with all of our worldly possessions! Here’s what it cost us: Van rental: $842.11, ALL IN. I emphasize that because it should have been significantly more. Show More Summary

Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board

2 days agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Mary Mann The girls’ bathroom of Jefferson Elementary School was a creepy place: bodies of dead bugs dimmed the fluorescent lights, cracks exposed darkness beneath the floor tile, and the radiator sputtered and shrieked irregularly. Show More Summary

Bloodfeast: Scary White People Tacos

2 days agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Marie Lodi Happy Horrors, my sisterwitches of The Mystical Menorrhea! How’s everyone’s ovaries doing? Me and mine are preparing for All Hallow’s Eve celebrations. I’m thinking about finally dressing up in the costume I’ve wanted to...Show More Summary


2 days agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Jazmine Hughes 75 years ago, Helen Hulick, kindergarten teacher and my personal hero, made women's fashion history. Called to testify against two burglary suspects, Hulick arrived to court dressed in her usual garb: pants. The sight...Show More Summary

The Three Best Villains from R.L. Stine's Fear Street

3 days agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Kelli Korducki Admit it: you barely learned how to multiply fractions because you were up too late every school night reading Fear Street books. Yes, it's absolutely shameful, but at least nobody can see how you just nodded solemnly...Show More Summary

Not That Kind of Death: An Interview With Caitlin Doughty

3 days agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Meaghan Kelley I now know: when I die, I want to be buried naturally. I want my body to be wrapped in a shroud and placed in the earth, without the physical and financial burdens of embalming or cremation. But thinking about my own mortality has not always been easy for me: as a child, I kept myself awake at night with my fears about death. Show More Summary

New Season of 'Hot in Cleveland' Premieres November 5 at 10/9c

3 days agoOdd : The Hairpin

by The Hairpin Sponsors Brought to you to by TV Land  TV Land’s hit sitcom Hot in Cleveland is returning for a sixth season on Wednesday, November 5 at 10/9 c. In the season five finale cliffhanger, Joy (Jane Leeves) was proposed to by three men. Show More Summary

A Reasonable Conversation About Taylor Swift's New Album, Which Is The Best Album Ever

3 days agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Jane Hu and Jen Vafidis JEN VAFIDIS: HI JANE. There is a new Taylor Swift album out today, and it is already totally undeniable. The first single is a #1 hit, the second single was #1 on iTunes within 10 minutes of its release, and Taylor has been teasing us via Instagram about these new songs for what seems like years. Show More Summary

Good Vibrations

3 days agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek I really loved this report on vibrators by Into The Gloss; everything should come with an emoji rating system. Speaking of vibrators, I have a funny story for you… This is probably the most clichéd, romantic-comedy-quirky-heroine, Cosmo-esque embarrassing story that has ever happened to me. Show More Summary

Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

6 days agoOdd : 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

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