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Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

6 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Jazmine Hughes Hell yeah fucking right today's weekend roundup post is a photo of Gushers. We've been talking a lot about self-care around these parts lately; I have a few things I do when I need to recharge, but lately it's beenShow More Summary

How To Write An Email

12 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek Mary Beard knows everything about everything, so if she says she knows the right and wrong way to send an email, I believe her. I have to say that, despite what I have just said, I actually prefer those emails which are...Show More Summary

Men Explain Cars To Me

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Anna Fitzpatrick In the summer of 2011, a friend convinced me to try make a profile on OkCupid. I filled my profile with jokes because I wanted project a certain personality: “haha look how not seriously I am taking this, I am a carefree and fun girl, please date me.” When OkCupid asked what I spend a lot of time thinking about, well. Show More Summary

The League of Ordinary Ladies: How Was Your Summer?

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Esther C. Werdiger Previously: The Fishwife With the Sleeve Tattoo Esther C. Werdiger writes, draws, and produces the music podcast Sounds Ace. 0 Comments

Animal Farm, But Worse

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Jazmine Hughes This is FAST Corp.?—?the acronym stands for Fiberglass Animals, Shapes, and Trademarks?—?one of the country’s most intriguing and entertaining niche manufacturers. FAST uses these molds to cast large fiberglass statues that have become icons of roadside Americana. Show More Summary

Five Things Guaranteed to Turn Him On

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Lauren Bans Has this happened to you before? You're pumped and alive and you reach for your guy and he's just… dead. Lucky for you, this can be resolved easily. Follow these simply steps to have him turned on in no time. 1.) Unless you are absolutely certain he's fully rested, let him lie still for fifteen to twenty minutes recharging. Show More Summary

Ask Baba Yaga: How Can I Create Stability?

yesterdayOdd : The Hairpin

by Taisia Kitaiskaia Transcript after the jump. Dear Baba Yaga, Ever since I quit a stressful job three years ago, I have been floating between periods of unemployment. Opportunities seem to brush past me, close enough to touch with my fingertips but dissolving quickly. Show More Summary

Looking Back at the Nine 'SNL' Players Who Left Us Too Soon

2 days agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Megh Wright When Jan Hooks — SNL cast member from 1986-1991 — died at the age of 57 last month, the show truly lost one of its stealthy greats. Like frequent sketch costar Phil Hartman, Hooks's incredible talent didn't need to call...Show More Summary

Reviews of Store Catalogs

2 days agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Johannah King-Slutzky The J. Peterman Company: Owner's Manual No. 121 By John Peterman The J. Peterman Company, 74 pp., $0.00 Not long ago, I spent an afternoon in a sparsely populated cafe on the bank of the Seine with an older gentleman, an Ernest Hemingway-type in rolled-up sleeves. Show More Summary


2 days agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Jazmine Hughes Do you want to have children, and if so, when? How many? How important is religion to you? Could you survive in household where there are two different, perhaps disparate views on religion? Are you gonna eat that? How...Show More Summary

Some Things I Cannot Unhear

2 days agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Durga Chew-Bose 1. In 1968 James Baldwin was a guest on The Dick Cavett Show and said, “…as Malcolm X once put it: the most segregated hour in American life is high noon on Sunday.” High noon, he said in a slight baritone as if trying to find the right key for a song. Show More Summary

Go Ask Colette

2 days agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek I mean, of course Colette had an advice column in Marie Claire between 1939 and 1940. I don't even know why I'm surprised. The Believer has a few excerpts on their blog taken from a collection of previously untranslated...Show More Summary

The Cost of Being a Salmon Swimming Upstream

2 days agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Sara Brady After eleven years in New York City, I moved back to my native northern Virginia suburbs a few weeks ago. I’ve been planning this move for most of 2014, and thinking seriously about it since my younger nephew was born in...Show More Summary

Like A Fox

2 days agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Fariha Roisin I took the streetcar to the screening of Foxcatcher. Latte in one hand, bracing against a pole for support, I squashed myself in between a bro reading a newspaper and a young woman, small like me, rapidly scrolling through her Instagram. Show More Summary

Mysteries of the English Language

2 days agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Anna Fitzpatrick Why do "fat chance" and "slim chance" mean the same thing? Why do we park on driveways and drive on parkways? How is "Dick" a nickname for "Richard"? Why are "through" "enough" "cough" and "bough" all pronounced differently? Why...Show More Summary

I Love His Work

2 days agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Jazmine Hughes Yesterday a certain storied and prolific film actor turned 70, and I missed it. Haley has not yet fired me, but I expect the end is nigh. In order to make amends, here’s a totally-arbitrarily-thrown-together-but-indisputable-list-of-the-greatest-film-and-TV-roles...Show More Summary

How to Have a Dinner Party

2 days agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Natalie Eve Garrett 1. Invite people who believe in food. A dinner party will be much more successful if everyone there believes that food really exists. Remember, it just takes one food skeptic to ruin the party. Also, don’t invite anyone who is afraid of food. 2. Show More Summary

Things We Need Words For

2 days agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek Alexandra Molotkow is a beautiful genius in all regards, so of course she's the person we need to point out the words the English language is still lacking: 6. Remembering you have a body and wishing you didn’t 7. False sense of accomplishment for having had firsthand experience with an object of cultural nostalgia 8. Show More Summary


2 days agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Jazmine Hughes Adam Sternbergh at New York magazine has an incredible deep dive on emoji, the thread that is holding this country together. If you weren't already excited, the article also includes the following words: “But why is the pile of poo smiling?” would be the next logical question. Show More Summary

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