Featured, Hipstercrite Life

Is the news making you sad? You’re not alone.

4 Comments 15 August 2014

It’s been a tough week. For everyone. Ah, fuck it. It’s not just the week. Things have been tough for a long time. The news. Oh, the news. It has gotten to a point where you just don’t want to read it, see it, hear it. But you gotta. You have to stay informed. You have [...]

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Featured, Film, Music, Pop Culture

In Defense of Relatability in Storytelling

3 Comments 07 August 2014

This week, I noticed a number of film acquaintances and friends sharing a New Yorker article calling the “rise” of the expectation of relatability in creative work a “failure” of society. The article’s author, Rebecca Mead, believes that by us viewers expecting relatability in whatever work we are observing, we are creating a “reductive experience” [...]

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Featured, Travel

Hipster City Travel: Wilmington, North Carolina

1 Comment 05 August 2014

Oh, Dawson Wilmington, North Carolina, is one of those idyllic coastal towns peppered with rose-lined picket fences, friendly neighbors, an old-timey Main Street and, in David Lynch’s version of the city, the occasional severed ear chilling in a field. Located just a stone’s throw from the Atlantic Ocean, this town of 110,000 boasts a wonderfully weird [...]

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Featured, Hipstercrite Life

Finding Companionship in Your 80s: A Love Story

5 Comments 23 July 2014

My grandmother drinking a margarita for the first time in her life “This man started chatting me up in the parking lot,” my grandmother called to tell me this past Saturday. “Man, did he like to talk a lot. He’s 87 too.”  I wasn’t sure where she was going with this. “Anyway, he asked me [...]

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Featured, Travel

Reasons Why You Should Travel by Train

10 Comments 09 July 2014

I’ve clocked 125 hours on the train in the past ten months. Ninety-six of those hours were spent on a single trip from Austin, Texas, to Syracuse, New York. The train became my preferred form of travel after flying started setting off all kinds of anxiety alarms. The experience of going to the airport and [...]

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Austin, Featured

Please Support the Austin Zoo and Sanctuary After Recent Robbery

3 Comments 07 July 2014

Babe, a former 4H project and survivor of the slaughterhouse  When I first moved to Austin, an ignorant fool told me that the city had a zoo, but all it boasted were “some goats you can feed.” This equally ignorant fool believed the unfactual statement, thought that feeding goats couldn’t possibly be fun (oh boy, [...]

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Austin, Featured

Reasons Why Austin is the Best Place Ever

17 Comments 01 July 2014

I stopped reading Vice last year after I spotted an article titled “The Woman Who Trains Dogs to Have Sex with Humans” on my Facebook feed, so I haven’t actually read the infamous “Reasons Why Austin is the Worst Place Ever” article that wafted through the Internet last week. I did, however, read many of [...]

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Featured, Hipstercrite Life, Travel

Stories of Strangers on the Train: The Veteran

1 Comment 26 June 2014

I met a lot of people on my recent 96-hour train trip. I shared a story about the old man who looked like the main character in Up. He was traveling to Chicago from San Antonio, heartbroken after arriving the day after his sister had passed away. He was tiny and had an infectious giggle. Though [...]

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