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All Of Them Witches

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek On Friday night I watched The Witches of Eastwick for the very first time; it just felt like the appropriate choice for a rainy Halloween, but also, it's a nice reminder about what a group of women can accomplish when...Show More Summary

Excerpts From the November 2014 Vogue, Presented Without Commentary

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Anna Fitzpatrick Our destination the next day is the Holy Grail: Castle Gravenwezel, the home of Axel and May Vervoordt. Axel’s son Boris, a model of courtly hospitality and courtly proffered knowledge, leads us there in his crocodile-green...Show More Summary

Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

3 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Jazmine Hughes HAPPY HALLOWEEN Y'ALL. Here is a spooky thought: none of our dope Halloween Advent Calendar would've happened without the inimitable Jolie Kerr, so give it up for Jolie. (I will pause and allow you the adequate time to give It up.) (It should be long, because Jolie is great.) (OK, you can stop now.) Dang, what a week. Show More Summary

Even More Wikipedia Entries to Read in the Dark

3 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Chiara Atik 5 Wikipedia Entries for Romantic Trips With Your Ghost Boyfriend's_Hut 5...Show More Summary

Draculas Through History

3 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Erin Somers Since Bram Stoker wrote his novel in 1897, Dracula has become one of the most famous and reproduced stories in our culture. These days, Dracula seems a little quaint. The narrative is not that scary, not that shocking or sensational, compared to what has come along since. Show More Summary

Assimilation #2

3 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Tova Benjamin I make a sex joke about my name It’s Tova and it means good and you do good, don’t you when you’re doing me My mother and I Have nothing to talk about I understand that this is a common experience I’m not claiming That...Show More Summary

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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks agoOdd : 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

3 weeks agoOdd : 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

3 weeks agoOdd : 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"

3 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

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

"Don't You Hate Pants?"

3 weeks agoOdd : 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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


3 weeks 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

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