So You Want to Fall in Love at a Music Festival

I wake up this morning to write a piece on finding love at music festivals and I sit down at my computer still fuming from the news that The Weeknd brought out Kanye during his set at Day 2 Weekend 2 of Coachella. My left eye is literally twitching and… [Read More]

How to Cure the Sunday Night Blues

Contrary to popular belief, I am extremely delightful to be around. I’m even fun on Sunday nights, which are super tough for people who don’t have real problems. None of my friends are ever truly happy, but they are unhappiest on Sunday nights. Monday is irrefutably the worst day of… [Read More]

Serious Startup Forecast 2015

There’s pretty much a startup for everything. Do you want a new mattress? Try Casper. Do you need to have your laundry done? There’s not one, but four different startups that will take care of that for you (make that three, R.I.P. Prim). And for the all inclusive, there’s Alfred, a… [Read More]

‘Game of Thrones’ Characters As Things That Are Happening This Spring

Game of Thrones is a cool show. It’s a fine show. I watch it. You probably do too. Did you ever wonder what would happen if you tried to match Game of Thrones characters with other relevant content? I wonder this all the time. But instead of just picking one… [Read More]

The Dos and Don’ts of Unemployment: An Expert’s Guide

If I have one specialty in life, it’s choosing the most transient and financially unprofitable professions available to me. Part of this has to do with the fact that God has graced me with only useless talents. I tried to learn HTML and couldn’t, but I have won every limbo… [Read More]

In Defense of Women’s Magazines

When I was a kid, I would read anything I could get my hands on. This is how Cosmopolitan quickly got banned from the Konstantinides household. This is also how I developed my deep and long-lasting love for magazines. Instead of broadcast news or a daily newspaper, my parents digested… [Read More]

‘Mad Men’ Facial Hair and/or Emotional Power Rankings

It’s good to be back. Mad Men’s final seven episodes kicked off Sunday night, and so far, everyone seems to be having a fun, sexy time in the ’70s, with their colorful suits, continued self-damaging love affairs, and of course, progressive facial hair. Although Grantland’s excellent MM power rankings include… [Read More]

Attempting to Rebrand ‘Feminism’ by Many Other Names

I don’t really want to admit this, because it fills me with hot shame and makes my twin X chromosomes shake their little heads in embarrassment but, here it is: there was a time in my life when I readily did not identify as a feminist. I naïvely committed to… [Read More]

The Five Stages of Grief: One Direction Style

I’m 23 years old but between you and me, I’m crazy about One Direction. So you can imagine the extreme devastation I experienced when I found out that Zayn quit the band nine days ago. I know that the news has been hard on everyone, but it’s especially been rough… [Read More]

↑ Streamer’s Log: Periscope Up ↑

As a veteran explorer of new social media networks, I recently felt there was no frontier left for me to discover. I’d seen it all, from location-based dating apps that track your every movement to gif-generating photo sharing platforms with limited audiences. Last week, however, I took my right earbud… [Read More]

The Unbearable Vagueness of Bloodline

Netflix recently released its newest original drama, Bloodline, a dark family drama masquerading as a dark crime drama. It was received with mixed reviews, the foremost criticism being that it’s somewhat vague. A family has a secret. A stranger comes into town. Siblings fight. Things fall apart. It’s an oft-told… [Read More]