By babs on Sometimes Fucking A Bear Is Just Fucking A Bear

@babs Also a little drunk, but WHO ISN'T

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 11:05 pm 1

By Anna Fitz on Just Some Things I'm Really Excited About Right Now?!

i worked my last shift at my day job yesterday and I just found a "sad rappers of 2014" playlist on songza so I'm doing ok, I'm doing just fine.

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 1:25 pm 2

By Gef the Talking Mongoose on Jenny Diski's Shoes

@Haley Mlotek : I'm glad to hear that!

I'm not sure why I was surprised that the New Yorker has such standout fashion writing, but it really does. Basically, anyone who ever took a gig writing about fashion for the New Yorker is worth reading on just about anything (cf. Kennedy Fraser).

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 9:08 am 1

By Gef the Talking Mongoose on Jenny Diski's Shoes

I'm a bit late to this thread, but you might also enjoy Judith Thurman's fashion writing for the New Yorker. I've just finished reading her collection of essays, Cleopatra's Nose, and it's excellent.

Here is a link to the Rei Kawakubo profile she wrote back in 2005, which originally turned me on to the rest of her writing :


Posted on December 11, 2014 at 10:23 am 1

By Jaya on Are Tiaras The New Power Scrunchies?

Hello, I would like credit for wearing a tiara almost every day of 8th grade and enduring getting asked "is it your birthday?" every day because I thought I looked cool. Finally, my time has come.

Posted on December 4, 2014 at 11:46 am 2

By Jazmine Hughes on Women Real Tired of Your Shit in Art

@AmandaElsewhere @moe-zee Hi friend-os! Here I am, weighing in (and I wanted to think carefully, hence a delay). I think you can all surmise my stance on the Hairpin/Toast similarities here, but if not, several people have already said it throughout.

The Hairpin is a great place, you know? It's freeing and weird and genuine and smart and such a dream to work on. But the Hairpin, now, is different from when it started, because the people running it are different -- that's just the way it goes. Same foundation, different house, slightly different curtains. A lot of things have changed around these parts, especially for the better -- the Awl has real offices, there's a Canadian on staff, we are paying every single writer and illustrator -- and things will continue to do so, so strap in for the ride.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, which you are 100% free to do forever and ever, and you know where to find Haley and I privately, if you ever to want to talk over email.

Also fuck those fucking spambots forever.

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:52 pm 11

By Lili L. on Women Real Tired of Your Shit in Art

@AmandaElsewhere Hi! Lili here! This has been a series at The Hairpin since 2011. :)


Posted on November 17, 2014 at 11:29 am 10

By anupa on Selfies Explained

Just here to share that my very offline BFF calls selfies "self-po's" (short for 'self-portrait,' if you didn't get it). Today she used 'selfie' for the first time and I glowed like a proud mama.

Posted on November 10, 2014 at 12:21 pm 1

By and it's not even my birthday on Selfies Explained

Who will seflie the selfies?

Posted on November 10, 2014 at 9:49 am 2

By TheGenYgirl on "Has Your Husband Read It?"

'"Sad Girls 'R Us" is a crass but accurate title for my personal library.'


Posted on September 23, 2014 at 10:54 am 5