Some Things You Didn't Know About The Annual Met Gala

Every year, the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York city hosts a fundraiser where nimble dolls dress up in ornate dresses and stand perfectly still next to less attractive dolls. The yearly ritual, while exhaustively documented, is not open to dirt people and regulars. What happens on the… » 5/04/15 4:35pm 5/04/15 4:35pm

Bruno Mars, Please Free Me From This Prison

Time: 10 a.m. Location: the inside of my head. Mood? Grim. Days since American musician and entertainer Bruno Mars began holding me captive? 161. This will be my seventy-third direct plea to Mars, the cruel architect of my imprisonment. My prior seventy-two pleas have gone unanswered. But we begin again, unafraid in… » 4/20/15 12:30pm 4/20/15 12:30pm

Feeling Very Bad: A Playlist

A new study performed at the Free University of Berlin found that listening to sad music can have beneficial emotional effects, which is something we all already knew. The researchers, after surveying 722 people, noted that "appreciation of sad music is enhanced when listeners are experiencing emotional distress, as… » 11/11/14 9:18am 11/11/14 9:18am

Highlights From a Month of Shitty Writing

At the beginning of September, my friend Lindsay and I decided to take the 750 Words challenge. This meant we had to write 750 words a day for 30 days. I accepted the challenge and then every day would forget that I had to perform this task until it was too late: I would be either in bed watching The Sopranos, blazed… » 10/02/14 12:00am 10/02/14 12:00am