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Will you be my grandmother’s pen pal?

10 Comments 24 September 2014

This is my grandmother. She is one of my favorite people. I come from a very small family. There are only four of us. My mother, my father, my grandmother and I. Dad left when I was seven, and my grandmother, who still lives across the street from my mother, helped raise me. I grew [...]

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Featured, Film, Pop Culture

Notes From a Recovering Lena Dunham Hater

4 Comments 16 September 2014

  I used to dislike Lena Dunham simply for the fact that I was utterly and completely jealous of her. She had everything I wanted: a respected film and television show loosely based off of her life, a book deal, cover stories in major newspapers and magazines, comparisons to Woody Allen, a friendship with Nora [...]

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Featured, Hipstercrite Life

Anxiety and the Thirty-Something

9 Comments 09 September 2014

It got to the point where I couldn’t leave the house. A small, round bruise on my leg would send me into unshakeable despair. “I’m going to die,” I’d repeat to myself. My suffering boyfriend, the man who didn’t sign up for this, would hold me and remind me, like he always did, that everything [...]

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Featured, Hipstercrite Life, Pop Culture

10 Ways To Know If Your Fitbit Has Taken Over Your Life

5 Comments 03 September 2014

Activity trackers have been all the rage in 2014, and arguably no device has received such wide acclaim as the Fitbit. For many, the Fitbit, which comes in the form of a clip or wristband, has become a form of obsession. Once you’ve joined the Cult of Fitbitdom, there is no turning back. You take [...]

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Featured, Social Media, Travel

A Love Letter to the Land of Enchantment

3 Comments 29 August 2014

When I tell people that New Mexico is my favorite state, they ask why. Why that grizzled old state?  If they have ever visited the Land of Enchantment, they end their conversation with, “Santa Fe and Taos are beautiful, but the rest of the state can go.” Even as non-New Mexican, this comment cuts at [...]

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Featured, Hipstercrite Life

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

6 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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