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Ada Lovelace, Genius

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Jazmine Hughes I have a peculiar way of learning, and I think it must be a peculiar man to teach me successfully… Do not reckon me conceited… but I believe I have the power of going just as far as I like in such pursuits, and where...Show More Summary

"'We need to stop waiting for permission to write."

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek The voice is your head that’s asking how dare you is the voice produced by an environment that’s going to be challenged by your daring. The risk of undervaluing what you have to offer, especially for women of color, is so much greater than the risk of overvaluing it. Show More Summary

First Date Mad Libs

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Hallie Bateman Hallie Bateman is a freelance illustrator in Brooklyn and her twitter is @hallithbates. 0 Comments

André 3000 Discusses OutKast Tour Jumpsuits

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek …and it's great. via Pitchfork. 0 Comments

Estate Jewelry: Dead Cromwell Edition

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Monica McLaughlin Hi all, it’s auction time! And I know this piece isn't jewelry, but it's such a fascinating bit of history that I have to include it: It's the coffin plate of Oliver Cromwell, the former Lord Protector of England. Cromwell died on September 3, 1658. Show More Summary

How to Report on Rape

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Jazmine Hughes Today at 1pm: I’ll moderate a livestream discussion on how to report on rape, w/ @katiejmbaker @salamishah @Wolfe321 — Irin Carmon (@irin) December 9, 2014 After I sent this to Haley and she immediately responded "cancel all my meetings." Tune in at 1. Someone bring Sorkin. 0 Comments

Powerful Women Join Forces, Combat Racism, Save Music, Improve World

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Jazmine Hughes In case you didn't know, let me clear this up for you: Ella Fitzgerald is the greatest singer to have ever lived. Remember when Haley started editing here and talked about how it'd be a blog full of petty enthusiasms,...Show More Summary

Jenny Diski's Shoes

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek But it isn’t really fashion that has such a hold on me. It is (like the ultimate book in my head, which is storyless, characterless and perfect) an image, without any detail, of the perfect outfit, the one that slipsShow More Summary

Sometimes Fucking A Bear Is Just Fucking A Bear

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek Meanwhile, in Canada, a 115-page novel about a woman fucking a bear appears. On Friday I joined my esteemed colleagues (and fellow Pinners!) Emily M. Keeler and Monica Heisey at the National Post offices. We discussed...Show More Summary

Tips For Treating Your Skin in The Wintertime

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Anna Fitzpatrick Winter is a magical time of year. Who doesn't love winter? Curling up under a handknit afghan blanket by a roaring fire with your sweetie pie, the smell of pine and peppermint in the air, the soundtrack to A Charlie...Show More Summary

An Archive of Longings

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Kiva Reardon December 28th will mark the ten-year anniversary of the passing of Susan Sontag, one of the greatest intellectual figures of the 20th century. Known for her acerbic wit as much as her silver-streaked hair, Sontag intentionally...Show More Summary

Talking to @JuliaDavidovich About Internet Backlash and Tweeting in a Series

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Jenny Nelson Julia Davidovich is a writer living in LA. She co-authored the book Stats Canada: Satire on a National Scale, and together with her friend Zoe Klar (@madamezooble), Davidovich runs Lady Parts Mag, whose website launching...Show More Summary

Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Jazmine Hughes Thank you, The Simpsons (which I've only seen two episodes of and that was only like, a month ago, when Mallory Ortberg MADE ME but I liked it so don't yell at me!!!), for explaining so excellently how I, and I'm sure so many other people, feel this week. Show More Summary

Grey Areas: Speaking The Unspeakable With Meghan Daum

3 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek Do you ever find yourself making a face, or uttering a noise, that’s the exact opposite of the face or noise you should be making? Recently I’ve realized that I have a much more expressive face than I previously thought...Show More Summary

How Have You Made Yourself Proud This Year?

3 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Jazmine Hughes Starting the Women of Our Year series up again made me think: why are we so reluctant to celebrate ourselves? We talked about impostor syndrome last month, and pretty much came up with the answer— people, especially women, are taught to downplay their accomplishments, to be self-deprecating and modest, to eschew any sort of praise. Show More Summary

The Business of Yoga Studios

3 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Kira Goldenberg More than 20 million Americans practice yoga, and more than 1 million of them live in New York City. I am one of those people. The studio I attend charges $220 a month, so I spend one evening a week cleaning there in return for a significant reduction. Show More Summary

Terminator: Sure, Why Not

3 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek Look, I know that the science and timelines of the Terminator movies are hanging on by a fragile thread, and that this trailer seems to be like a pair of cyborg scissors sent back in time to hack away at whatever shreds...Show More Summary

Purity Ring, "push pull"

3 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek A pretty song about, I think, self-restraint. 0 Comments


3 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Bijan Stephen She’d once written a book, Google said. This was a more than year ago now, while I was composing our eighth email, before I knew much of anything about Lindsey save for her name. That book is titled Here; as she’d have it (email #9), it’s a memoiristic compendium of essays that relives a brief sojourn in Austin, Texas. Show More Summary

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