A Big Data Breakup Album

These are stories of data surveillance disguised in pop songs.

Bachelorette Mug Cake

Greetings, sweet Menses Maidens. Prepare for a sugar rush.

Louise Gluck, “Cousins”

Alessia Cara, “Here”

Parties suck, don’t go to them.

Neat! This Artist Reimagined Disney Princesses As Things His Creepy Possessed Child Sees In His Nightmares

“Come play with me.”

On Dead Writer Besties

Charlotte Lennox, the 18th-century Courtney Love, and why we love the writers we do.

Ask Baba Yaga: How Can I Make The Most Of My Time?

There is no pleasure ; in the waiting ever, the waiting is a long thread the grand crone of time pulls through yr body, holding the needle on the other side of you, winking, thinking.

Sharon Tandy, “Hold On”

Sharon Tandy, “Hold On”

How To Kiss, How To Talk To Your Co-Workers, And How To Internet

A Lady explains it all.

A List Of Cockblocks

Your emotional unavailability.

Kiss Me With Those Red Lips

Lipstick isn’t merely a woman’s game; it’s the game of women of a certain age. It’s like mah-jong or bridge.


*flips hair suggestively*

Melt-Banana, “Spathic!!”

The first time I listened to Melt-Banana after moving here I was like, Ahhhhhh, of course, this is exactly what my thoughts sound like. They played Toronto last week and I’m sorry to have missed it because the last time they played Toronto was the last time I was in a “mosh pit.”

Scraping a Living at a Crêpes Restaurant

“Are you afraid of getting burned?” asked my supervisor as I gingerly lifted a floppy, undercooked crêpe with a spatula. I looked at it with dismay as it fell apart. She swept it off to the side with one long motion of her own spatula, greasing the griddle again. “I’m not,” she said as I struggled to spread the thick buckwheat batter evenly on the huge griddle.

Artisanal Teen Drinking Cocktail Recipes

Prom season is here and horny teens are thirsty for cheap liquor and mayhem. But just because you’re a refined artisanal adult you can still be horny for nostalgia. No matter your age, these classic underage cocktails are sure to make prom night a night to remember.

How To Take Care Of White Shoes

Consider a pair of white shoes. Try them on. “I don’t know,” you say to your friend, “What do you think?” “They’re nice!” she’ll reply noncommittally. Yell at your friend waiting outside to come look. He is on his phone and doesn’t hear you. Put the shoes back.

Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

How was your week? What did you do? What did you wear? I wore sneakers one day!! It was liberating.

The Luxury Bag vs. the Unemployed Reporter

Financially, things have not been going well for me since July 17, 2014, when I was laid off by the newspaper where I worked for eighteen months. That’s 10 months without full-time work, folks. Recently my unemployment ran out. In January my father died. I’ve had two sprained ankles for I don’t know how long. It’s kind of been a mess.

Every Day Is World Goth Day (But Especially Today)

It’s time to crack out your finest black apparel—preferably floor-length and/or lace—and join in the celebration. There will be no parade or gaudy fireworks, only unsmiling nods to acknowledge the existence of other denizens of darkness you may pass on the street.

Characters in Literotica Stories Who are Domes

Now that’s what I call a character arc!!!!!!