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In Praise of Broads

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by Saara Dutton Like a lot of theater fans, I've been mourning the death of brassy Broadway legend Elaine Stritch. It means there’s one less fabulous, foul-mouthed, talented, gin-swilling broad on this earth. "You can't be funny unless...Show More Summary

We're Monsters

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by Jia Tolentino Exhibit A, B, C. 0 Comments

Shlohmo x Jeremih, "Let It Go"

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by Jia Tolentino Halfway through my first listen (or actually, from the topline riff at 1:20 through its shifted rejoinder at 2:10) this song was already one of my very favorites of 2014. It’s impeccable, prayerful and debauched, pitch-black...Show More Summary

The Last Real Wilderness Is Time

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by John Thompson There is a long and beautiful monologue in Colson Whitehead’s The Colossus of New York in which the author expounds upon the peculiar way in which the city lives, and the way that its inhabitants own everything in it, including the continuous and unstoppable state of change. Show More Summary

"I am the martyr of this TGI Friday's."

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by Jia Tolentino Caity Weaver's static odyssey in pursuit of infinity mozzarella sticks is a masterpiece uniting form, content, theory and object (respectively: prison diary or "gulag lit"; the haps over the course of 14 hours at a TGI...Show More Summary

At Least It's Not Yesterday

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by Jia Tolentino But also, of course, it is. "From here on, [the army] will start to clear the ground." 0 Comments

Vaults, "Lifespan"

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by Jia Tolentino Here's a terrific piece of pop that hits lots of registers simultaneously: it is a twinkle, a battleship, an alarm. Recommended if you miss Florence and the Machine. 0 Comments

It's Time to Address Porch Sign Syndrome

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by Jona Whipple Are you, or do you know, a middle-aged woman with an empty nest? Then you may need to learn about the dangers of Porch Sign Syndrome, a common and serious problem which causes the afflicted to purchase a variety of wooden signs to place around their home. Show More Summary

Time Capsule From 1997: bell hooks Interviews Lil' Kim

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by Jia Tolentino In honor of Kim's 40th birthday last Friday, Paper Magazine republished this absolute gem, in which bell hooks writes: Young, pretty and sweet — just plain old-fashioned feminine — Lil' Kim has the kind of innocence it's possible to work with and work over. Show More Summary

The Young Professional's Closet

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by Megan Reynolds My first job out of college was one of those elusive Real Jobs, the kind that required me to be somewhere from 9-to-5, with a one-hour lunch break, and paperwork and clunky computers with outdated operating systems....Show More Summary

Better Yoga Poses: A Daily Routine

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by Gabriella Paiella Smelly Dog Go to a public park and get in Downward Facing Dog. Rip a fart directly at each park-goer who passes behind you. Toddler Pose Assume the Child's Pose, then start sobbing loudly. Pound your fists on the floor while wailing. Show More Summary

RIP, Elaine Stritch

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by Emma Carmichael Elaine Stritch, the famed actress and singer, died today at the age of 89. The clip above is her performing "The Ladies Who Lunch," from Company; this clip of her struggling to record the perfect take for the cast recording is worth watching, too. Show More Summary

Got Stains On My T-Shirt, And I'm The Biggest Flirt

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by Jia Tolentino "What happened to this poor, beautiful soul was not fair, it was not just." A 10th birthday is as good an occasion as any to revisit Ashlee Simpson's Autobiography, which is still poppin from those first "No Such Thing" chords in the title track to the end of the pop-punk-goes-Kelly Clarkson "Undiscovered." 0 Comments

Relax. You're in Los Angeles.

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by Sarah Miller Last Wednesday I watched a World Cup game—I have no memory of who played—at a mediocre barbecue place in Grass Valley. My friends left at the half, and I was just sitting there by myself, floating in the air conditioning. I...Show More Summary

"I Don't Fucking Care If You Like It"

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by Jia Tolentino Rebecca Traister goes nuclear at the New Republic, beginning with her qualified gratitude that Tom Junod's Esquire piece wasn't anything close to reasonable; that way, she  "didn't have to consider thinking  Yay, thanks...Show More Summary

National Geographic Gives You a Chance to Win $50,000 to Fund the Expedition of Your Dreams!

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by The Hairpin Sponsors 21st Century exploration isn't just for mountain climbers and photographers. National Geographic  is looking to find the next generation of explorers in "Expedition Granted," where they'll grant one person’s dream...Show More Summary

Welcome to the New World Fish Pond

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by Jia Tolentino In the Banglamphu district of Bangkok, the store operators of the New World shopping center built an extra seven stories on top of the four that had been approved by the city administration; 20 years ago, the city demolished...Show More Summary

Kyla La Grange, "Cut Your Teeth" (Hippie Sabotage Remix)

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by Jia Tolentino Hippie Sabotage's recent flip for Charli XCX made me think about their dense, cushy Kyla La Grange remix, which came out months ago and has grown on me hard over time; because it's scrubbed from Soundcloud right now,...Show More Summary

The Big Book of Female Killers, Chapter 2: The Marquise de Brinvilliers

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by Tori Telfer This is the second installment of "Lady Killers," a new series. Read Chapter 1 here. Poison fits easily into the home. It's subtle, secretive, tidy. It doesn't leave blood on the floor or holes in the wall. Dropping a bit of colorless liquid into food or drink is a total breeze. Show More Summary

"I’ve never believed, not for one second, that art is created out of avoiding the world and its various realities."

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by Jia Tolentino I’ve never believed, not for one second, that art is created out of avoiding the world and its various realities. If you avoid that, you avoid life, which is your source material, you dishonor all your ghosts in theShow More Summary

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