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URL :http://thehairpin.com/
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Archived Since:February 4, 2011

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The Best Time I (Maybe) Got Rabies

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by Lola Pellegrino The August before I left for my freshman year of college, I received a letter containing my dorm assignment: a two-room double with a girl named Amy. All I know about Amy is from a five minute phone call. She’s from Lawrence, Kansas, and she’s willing to go half on a microwave. Show More Summary

Excerpts From The September 2014 Vogue, Presented Without Commentary

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by Anna Fitzpatrick On Weddings And since a wedding day is essentially a time when we’re all looking to the future, I have decided to dedicate the rest of my September letter to some of the things I am most looking forward to this fall. It...Show More Summary

Three Baking Soda Hacks for Your Beauty Routine

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by The Hairpin Sponsors Brought to you by the maker of ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda Want to get a glow without the expensive price tag of department store products? ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda is the perfect addition to your beauty regimen. Show More Summary

“It’s magnificent what you’re doing, to help women realize their dreams for themselves.”

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by Jazmine Hughes Without consulting her local allies, Gomperts changed strategy. She appeared on a Portuguese talk show, held up a pack of pills on-screen and explained exactly how women could induce an abortion at home — specifying the number of pills they needed to take, at intervals, and warning that they might feel pain. Show More Summary

The Call Is Coming From Inside The Gentlewoman's House

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by Haley Mlotek The Gentlewoman, I believe, is not so much a magazine as it is a disturbingly accurate portrayal of what I wish the inside of my brain looked like, and I sometimes wonder if their editors keep one of those string phones...Show More Summary

Dress Your Family In Your Lover's Shoes

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by Kathleen Hale I was asleep on the overnight train from Carbondale to Chicago, dreaming about snuggling with my boyfriend, Sam. I awoke to find myself reaching for my seatmate—a newly released convict who did not want to snuggle. “No,” he said, crossing his arms. Show More Summary

Hello Again.

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by Haley Mlotek Hello! I'm Haley, the third editor of The Hairpin. Today is my first "official" day, but since it's a holiday, I'm just posting my introduction, Jazmine's introduction, and then going back to bed. We – and by that I mean...Show More Summary

Please Welcome Jazmine Hughes, The Hairpin's New Contributing Editor

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by Jazmine Hughes Hey young world: I’m Jazmine, your new contributing editor. I’m a Scorpio, an ESTJ, and a Liz Lemon specifically in the scene where she shuts down someone trying to give out food recommendations over hers, but otherwise...Show More Summary

The Best Time I Blew It With Scott Speedman

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by Sarah Beller This post originally appeared on July 15, 2012. It was a dark and stormy summer night. I was supposed to start law school in a month, and I felt a sense of doom. (I would, in fact, drop out a couple months later.) Max,...Show More Summary

The Best Time I Went to the Orthodontist on LSD

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by Samantha Vincenty This post originally appeared on July 17, 2012. I met up with Debi in the center of town. It was our second week of summer vacation; I was 17 and she was 15. I plopped down on the grass next to her, where she'd gathered...Show More Summary

The Best Time I Found Bits of Hair on a Shelf

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by Rebecca Scherm This post originally appeared on June 13, 2012. When I was a freshman in college, my family decided to move. We all liked the old house, but my little brother’s neighborhood friends had all begun to behave badly — lying, stealing, and brandishing knives. Show More Summary

The Best Time I Met Bill Clinton

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by Lindsay Robertson This post originally appeared on June 27, 2012. On February 21, 2003, I was lucky to be a friend's date to an event held by the Grammy organization, honoring Bono as Person of the Year. A bunch of bands both cool...Show More Summary

The Best Time I House-Sat for a Ghost

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by Megan L. Wood This post originally appeared on May 21, 2012. A few years ago a friend of a friend hooked me up with an amazing house sitting job. I liked the idea of hanging out in someone’s mansion for a few nights, pretending to be a rich lady. Show More Summary

The Best Time Kristen Schaal Made Me Feel Okay About Things

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by Lia LoBello This post originally appeared on July 10, 2012. When I was 27, I decided to leave PR and instead become an extremely successful magazine writer. I quit my job, which was terrible anyway, and took an internship at a now-shuttered magazine with a popular component website. Show More Summary

The Best Time I Took My Baby to the Emergency Room

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by Nicole Cliffe This post first appeared on May 1, 2012. This is still a little too raw for me to really want to talk about it, but I got a bit of a guilt-nudge from yesterday's post on criminalizing bad mothers. All parents do something stupid at some point, and most of us get away with it. Show More Summary

The Best Time I Got Hearing Aids at Age 32

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by Melissa Chandler This post originally appeared on April 18, 2012. When you’ve needed hearing aids all your life, and finally get them at the age of 32, mostly the world sounds like water. At first, you crane your neck looking for fountains, but really it’s only traffic. Show More Summary

The Best Time I Called in to a Radio Advice Show

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by Jennifer Bernstein This post originally appeared on March 29, 2012. If you grew up in the mid to late ‘90s, you probably listened to Loveline, a brilliantly conceived radio show for young people to call in with their sex and relationship problems. Show More Summary

The Best Time I Fell Down a Hill in a Back Brace

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by Rebecca Pederson This post originally appeared on March 12, 2012. I crouched at the top of the hill on my middle school’s campus where everyone ate lunch. I had a wedgie and was too embarrassed to pick at it, because every move I made while wearing my back brace generated a clunking sound that I feared attracted attention. Show More Summary

The Best Time I Was an Extra on Dawson's Creek

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by Lindsey Bahr This post originally appeared on Feburary 16, 2012. The summer before ninth grade I flew from Pittsburgh to Wilmington to be an extra on my favorite show, Dawson’s Creek. I had an inkling that this wasn’t a normal thing, but I was a clueless teenager with Hollywood dreams. Show More Summary

The Best Time I Rescued Patrick Stewart

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by Lindsay Gordon This post originally appeared on March 16, 2012. The summer of 2009 I threw together a really lame Steampunk outfit complete with feathers and gears, and traipsed down to Atlanta for my first DragonCon.  DragonCon is an amazing sci-fi and fantasy convention that happens every Labor Day weekend. Show More Summary

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