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How we know each other

At the end of 2013, I sat with S. while she smoked a cigarette out on the patio at a bar that we like. Two guys came over and bummed a smoke. They asked us how we knew each other. … Continue reading

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Love Letter to Lisbeth (**spoiler alert for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo**)

Lisbeth Salandar takes an eye for an eye. The man appointed by the state to care for her, her guardian, turns out to be a monster. So she out-monsters him. The system is corrupt. It humiliates her boyfriend. Robin-Hood like, … Continue reading

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Breaking Dawn, Part 1: or, what up with the venom?

In 2009, I went to a “Mommy & Me” screening of New Moon, the first installment of the Twilight Saga. “Mommy & Me” is where you try to watch a movie in the theater with your infant. Needless to say, … Continue reading

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Pieces of the Past

When I found out I was having a girl, I cried for three days. It took me a while to figure out some basic facts about this reaction, including the fact that not everyone has it. In the language of … Continue reading

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What’s Your Type?

When I was just out of college and working as a staff writer at a weekly paper, the whole company had to report early one day for a corporate bonding exercise. A facilitator, let’s call her Judy, sat us down … Continue reading

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Mouse

I saw it in its trap when P. brought it down from the attic in a cardboard box. A small grey thing, shaking, injured. It was very much alive, but too hurt to recover. Its stomach was stuck in the … Continue reading

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The Babysitter

Last night, I took care of our friend’s child. It was like a vacation. He went to bed so fast it was like black magic. I kind of hate our friends now. No, not really. Just a little. I grew … Continue reading

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The Doyle and Debbie Show vs. Hedwig and the Angry Inch

A compare and contrast of two stage shows. Fun for all twenty six people who have seen both!! For the record, I enjoyed both productions immensely, and have real affection for both of the worlds being spoofed. I don’t think … Continue reading

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The Women of Pop: A Response to Sasha Frere-Jones

I love pop music. Always have. Part of becoming an adult for me was the realization that I will always love pop, that I don’t have to apologize for it, and that Prince is, in fact, a genius. I will … Continue reading

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