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  • The Song of This Summer Should Be By ABBA

    marieclaire.com ABBA songs are bonkers-catchy, easy to memorize, covertly horny, and sparkling in the same way that summer nights are. You like them as much as your parents do. The best ABBA jams work for weddings, house parties, grocery shopping, yachting, lip-syncing for your life, gardening, babysitting, spontaneous choreographed dance numbers, and military parades.
  • My Mother and Her Scammer

    newyorker.com As you get older, your news is only bad. Your friends die, your knees hurt more, your ears stop working, the tests show nothing, your children become impatient. Then, out of the blue, you hear from someone who has wonderful news. He has all the time in the world. He speaks slowly. He’s amazed that you’d like to do such a generous thing for your children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He says you sound so nice that he’d like to visit you in Kansas City someday. The main reason my mom trusted him, she told me later, was that he kept calling her, for more than a week: Why would someone be willing to spend that much time with her if he wasn’t for real?
  • Why I’ll Never Hide My Acne With Makeup Again

    refinery29.com Change is really important for me — not just internally, but externally, I’m always trying to find a new makeup look or a new hair color. It’s really fun for me to see all the different possibilities of who you can be physically. It helps you find out who you are, and what your identity really is.
  • Getting Lost In Thought So I Can Find Myself

    manrepeller.com Narrative is wrapped so tightly around identity and lately I feel that my identity is at risk of losing itself if I can’t commit to getting lost occasionally. Letting real life, not virtual life author a chapter or two. Constant, immediate feedback all the time, every day, even hour shapes the stories we tell ourselves. We become machines of reaction instead of those of proactivity. The praise, the backlash, all of it is dangerous and when these stories become the sum of those we tell ourselves, we get lost in sentences we’re not writing. It is unconscious and dangerous and I want nothing to do with it.
  • Chance the Rapper Is Here to Save the Media

    gq.com In February, WNYC, KPC, and WAMU bought Gothamist's assets, and Chance bought Chicagoist from them. He even sings about it in one of his new songs, "I Might Need Security": "I bought the Chicagoist just to run you racist bitches outta business."
  • How Good Guys Act At Bachelor Parties

    twitter.com My boyfriend is at his best friend's 3 day bachelor party in Vegas. Every single place they go the groom-to-be insists they all cheers to his fiancé, and they have.Every. single. place.  There are men out there celebrating the woman they love, not mourning the loss of their 'freedom'

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