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Good Morning

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek Do you ever have one of those really wonderful days? Like, a day when you're running so late but then you get off the train and you find out that your friend's train was ALSO running so late and you both walk into the...Show More Summary

Unofficial Official Hairpin 3.0 Book Club: The Pillow Book

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Anna Fitzpatrick Hello, 'Pinners! Welcome to the first Hairpin 3.0 Book Club discussion of 2015. Have you had a chance to read The Pillow Book yet? If not, don't worry: this discussion will be spoiler free. (That's because there aren't...Show More Summary

Self-Care And Survival: An Interview With Janet Mock

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by Fariha Roisin I was introduced to Janet a couple of years ago by a friend; we shared her blog posts from Musings On Love with each other, a blog where Janet wrote about her life in love and lamented her struggles. I was struck byShow More Summary

The Best Time I Wrote Orlando Bloom Fan Fiction

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Scaachi Koul One of the most significant romantic relationships in my life started when I was 11. It was the halcyon days of 2002, the same year I became the primary user of my family's Dell desktop computer, and I was in love with an adult man. Show More Summary

"Through rain, snow, sleet, or hail, and the gloom of night"

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Jazmine Hughes Finding herself underemployed, Jess Stoner got a job at the United States Postal Service. She lasted twelve weeks. In my short three months on the job, I developed a strength I hated: staying silent. I did not contradict...Show More Summary

Hilton Als, "Poem for Edgar"

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by Haley Mlotek When I was on TV once, he said “Goddamnit!” to the television set. Only he noticed that his nephew was wearing mismatched socks. When I got too sarcastic, he’d say: “Watch your mouth.” His nephew wondered how he could. Show More Summary

The "Queerosphere," Letting Terrible Dog Owners Lie, And Smelly Business

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek I'm 25 and recently started to own the fact that I'm bi. I’ve never dated a lady, but have really really wanted to push a few up against a wall and kiss them (with their consent, of course). The only people who know about those urges are a couple of dudes I’ve dated. Show More Summary

Since Living Alone

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Durga Chew-Bose 1.? I learned last summer that if you place a banana and an unripe avocado inside a paper bag, the avocado would—as if spooned to sleep by the crescent-laid banana—ripen overnight. By morning, that pallid shade ofShow More Summary

Sleater-Kinney, "No Cities To Love"

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Anna Fitzpatrick NPR is currently streaming No Cities To Love, the eighth album from Sleater-Kinney. In related Carrie Brownstein news, did anybody else spend their New Year's marathoning Transparent and bawling their eyes out? In...Show More Summary

All The Golden Globe Dresses, Ranked

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek 1. Oh this one is so nice. 1. This is nice too! 1. OMG I love this one. 1. Such a gorgeous color. 1. Oooh I like this one a lot. 1. Ahhh so cute!!! 1. Yes great job. 1. I want it. 1. Ah, very pretty. 1. Great!! Just imagine...Show More Summary

Open Thread / Weekend Roundup

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Jazmine Hughes Let's close out this week with Charlotte Pickles dropping some knowledge on us (yes, I have started rewatching Rugrats, and yes, it totally stands up). How are you? I have been using my Clarisonic for two whole weeks and I am not a stunning model yet so I am pretty confused??? Haley bought seaweed shampoo. Show More Summary

How Do You Get Shit Done?

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by Jazmine Hughes This is unoriginal, but I'm a really bad procrastinator. I like spending thirty minutes staring at my pores in the mirror, or spending an hour scrolling to the hundredth page of Tumblr, or spending a day imagining what I'd look like if I shaved my eyebrows off (ok?). Show More Summary

The Cost Of Things: Getting Your Wisdom Teeth At 30

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by Arinn Westendorf In November, I had my wisdom teeth out. Having waited until I was 30 to have this done, I received an unwelcome warning from the surgeon: "At your age, we expect the surgery to be more difficult and the recovery to...Show More Summary

Susie Snake's New Adventure In The Big City

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by Anna Fitzpatrick "Officials in San Diego are trying to sort out how a 5 1/2-foot snake wound up in a toilet at an office building. Stephanie Lacsa told San Diego County authorities she noticed the water level in the toilet was higher than usual when she went to the second-floor restroom Tuesday. Show More Summary

Kiddie Flamingos

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek Yes, I would like to see a group of children performing a table read of John Waters' 1972 film Pink Flamingos, thank you for asking! 0 Comments

May We All Find Gold

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Jazmine Hughes Five years ago today, a man changed. What started off as a pedestrian interaction with nature—"a hike," he might've thought, "just like all the others"—transformed, in a word, everything. Behold this new discovery, behold this instance of unbridled joy, this pure call of euphoria, the shattered belief in lonely rainbows. Show More Summary

In Search of a Deal on Wheels

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Meaghan O'Connell Yesterday, at the car dealership, the car salesman acted quickly. What do you do? Where are you from? What are you interested in? I knew from the internet not to tell him what we did—that he was trying to suss out what kind of money we had. Show More Summary

An Interview with the Lady Aye, the Dorothy Parker of Sword Swallowers

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by Kirsten Schofield I grew up as a very serious, adult-like child, but I have grown into a very childish adult. As a result, I am mildly obsessed with the circus. It’s my dream for my Google search results to autocomplete to “Kirsten...Show More Summary

Pizza Innovations

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Monica Heisey Very Stuffed Crust Pizza and tryptophan, together at last! This pie features a full Thanksgiving dinner stuffed inside each crust. Order online with code IMGR0SS and get a free bib/sleeping hammock! Earth's Crust A pizza topped with a hardened layer of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. Show More Summary

Costumes, Clothing, Class, and Consciousness

2 weeks agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Haley Mlotek It is no surprise, then, that director Ava DuVernay chose two-time Oscar nominee Ruth Carter to bring such a complex history to life. Carter has worked on more than 50 films, including Amistad, Malcolm X and Lee Daniels’ The Butler. Show More Summary

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