Navigating the Man Bun: A Guide for Women

Ladies, the man bun fad is fully upon us, and it’s got us swooning, mooning, and spooning man buns across the nation. Men everywhere are rocking a syle us females know all too well. And for some reason that I don’t venture to dissect, we find it attractive. But don’t… [Read More]

Taste and the Fashion of Food

You are what you eat. We’ve all heard it before, or at least felt it after scarfing down a McDouble and fries at 2AM on a Saturday night. But while the saying is often used to avoid bad eating habits, it could also be used to elicit a sense of… [Read More]

Logos, Labels, and the End of Abercrombie & Fitch

“That’s why we hire good-looking people in our stores. Because good-looking people attract other good-looking people, and we want to market to cool, good-looking people. We don’t market to anyone other than that. In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids…. [Read More]

A Millennial’s Gift Guide for Parents

If you’re anything like me, you might be struggling to find your parents the perfect holiday gift this season. Parents are difficult to buy presents for because they’re adults with seemingly unlimited disposable income who can afford to buy whatever they want, whenever they want. This leaves their children frantically… [Read More]

My Love Letter to the Golden State Warriors

My Dearest #GSWHoops, Look how far we’ve come, you and I. We’ve been through lows, lows, lows, and recently some highs. No relationship is perfect, but with your 14 game win streak, flowing ball movement, well-branded players and the word “contenders” on the lips of so many previous doubters, things… [Read More]

A Less-Than-Definitive Guide to Christmas Music

Every single Christmas season some brilliant music executive decides that there needs to be a newer, shinier version of an old standard, even though there are literally hundreds of preexisting versions of the same, old standard. Frankly it’s all starting to sound the same. From NSYNC’s “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays”… [Read More]

The Corporatization of Ugly Sweaters

If you want to see the last stages of a trend’s life, look no further than the ugly sweater. Though you could argue the Christmas non-tradition, born of novelty and kept afloat by social trendiness, has been fading exponentially by year, its true death will come at the hands of… [Read More]

Lessons From ‘Sonic Highways’

I’ve always had kind of a soft spot for the Foo Fighters. They catch a lot of flak, but I can’t think of another band since the Chili Peppers that has managed to commercialize hard rock while maintaining an authentic identity that resonates globally. So thus I’ve been pretty intrigued… [Read More]

Black Friday Recovery: Hope for the Future, Kinda

Is Black Friday the holiday now? It’s the same every year: half of America laments the dismissal of a holiday many of us consider sacred, while the other half eats their turkey in line at Walmart. Either way, it’s all anyone talks about. Plus, all the normal people without a… [Read More]

Actors Who Should Star in Food Network Biopics

Food Network chefs are an interesting kind of celebrity. The shows they appear on, star in, and host are reality shows, and yet they’re much more compelling than Snooki or whoever’s on The Real World these days because they have actual creative talent. Before I go further, I should mention… [Read More]