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The Ambiguity of Grace‘s Story is Precisely Why We Need to Talk About It.

I haven‘t written about babe.net‘s story of a young woman‘s evening with Aziz Ansari because I wasn‘t sure what to say about it. I figured if I waited long enough, the issue would pass, and we could move on to other situations that are easier to assess. But the article has lingered in my mind,

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The World‘s Oldest Bookstore: Livraria Bertrand, Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is full of bookstores. They are everywhere, tucked into odd-shaped nooks so that they almost blend in with the facades. Some were ancient, and so resembled museum exhibits that I simply stared at them from afar, not realizing that we could actually go inside. This was my initial reaction to Livraria Bertrand - the

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Philadelphia on the First Snowfall of the Season

Our friends insist they are not romantics. When they were married in Philadelphia half a decade ago, an unexpected storm had shut down the city. No one showed up to open the church that day so they were married in the snowy lot outside, the drift coming up to their knees. They celebrate their anniversary

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Hello. Goodbye.

Hello. I am back. At least, I‘m telling myself that I am back. I am committing, under the binding oath of the internet (my hand firmly placed on a laptop open to reddit‘s homepage as I swear this to you) to try to blog again this year. Do you hear that, internet? I AM GOING

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Bar Luce: A Wes Anderson Designed Cafe in Milan, Italy

I am not the first to discover Bar Luce. Designed by filmmaker Wes Anderson, it opened in 2015 and I did not learn of its existence until 2017, which is a lifetime in the world of the hip and the trendy. It sits on the outskirts of Milan, crowded with flawlessly beautiful and bored looking

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My Post About Feminism Went Viral. Days Later, My Twitter Account Was Hacked.

Last week, I wrote about what happened when I tried making the cinnamon roll recipe from Mario Batali‘s sexual misconduct apology letter. The inclusion of the recipe -in a letter apologizing for sexual harassment - was so ill-advised that it made the time my uncle brought a camcorderto a funeralseem like a good idea. But

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The Walker Art Center and Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis, Minnesota

I was in Minnesota for only a moment - I‘d been invited to speak at the Rain Taxi book festival on a panel with some delightful people, and despite the brevity of the trip, I still found myself with an afternoon free to roam the city. I asked the internet how I should spend my

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Other Stuff I‘ve Been Up To: The New Yorker‘s Tiny Shouts, Heckling Lin-Manuel Miranda, and More

Friends, I want you all to know: I haven‘t just been neglecting the blog. I‘ve also been going on political rants on podcasts, pitching my work to various publications (some of which actually publish my stuff. Thank god for drunk editors), and crafting post-apocalyptic tweets in the style of some of my favorite playwright/composers. As

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16 years.

It happened last month without fanfare: Rand and I celebrated another year together. We‘ve had so many anniversaries that they often pass by without us noticing them. I understand now why Rand‘s grandparents have to take a moment to remember how many years they‘ve been together, why they both give different answers when I

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I Made the Pizza Cinnamon Rolls from Mario Batali‘s Sexual Misconduct Apology Letter

Last night, I made cinnamon rolls. I‘m not a huge fan of cinnamon rolls, per se, butthis recipe was included in Mario Batali‘s sexual misconduct apology letter, and so I feel compelled to make them. Batali is not the first powerful man to request forgiveness for inappropriate actions towards his coworkers and employees. He is

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The Hot Decluttering Trend for 2018: American Apocalypse Purging

(Above: Trouble throwing out clothes? Try a signature look, like Aunty Entity‘s all-season chainmail frock.) It‘s 2018. Time to start the new year off right by finally paring down your possessions, throwing out excess, and living simply. Because society as we know it might be over by March. The Swedes have a practice that they

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