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On The Best Time I Got Kicked Out of My Punk Band

I love this! This article and the shared awkwardness of being a teenager while trying to be "unique" is the very reason shows such as "Freaks & Geeks" are so popular. I imagined your experience akin to Lindsay trying to be a freak and not quite fitting in but not really fitting in with the geeks & good kids anymore either. All I can say is THANK GOD high school is behind me. what strange, confusing years.

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 7:12 pm 1

On Rose Bertin, The First Celebrity Stylist

Love this! There's also a great episode on this subject in the podcast Stuff You Missed in History Class.

Posted on February 17, 2015 at 4:35 pm 0

On A Controversial Ranking of Mr. Darcys

Hmmm. Maybe it's an age thing but I really cannot understand the love for Matthew McFadyen in Pride & Prejudice (though I love him in plenty of other roles). Colin Firth will forever be #1 to me (in the BBC miniseries but he's lovely in Bridget Jones too)

Posted on February 16, 2015 at 4:40 pm 2

On Wedding Town

This is so well written. Thank you for so clearly sharing your thoughts and feelings about the complex way we perform our gender and identity. I'm a bit surprised that your friend wouldn't let you wear something you felt more comfortable in! You're a good friend and (very) nice person to play along and dress up.

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 6:46 pm 2

On The Best Time I Wrote Orlando Bloom Fan Fiction

@Meaghan M Kelley I had photos of so many actors all over my high school binder. I'm sure my teachers thought I was insane. I think back and wonder how all the adults in my life dealt with my insane hormonal boy craziness.

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 12:47 pm 0

On The Best Time I Wrote Orlando Bloom Fan Fiction

Oh my gosh, this is so amazing! Your writing took me right back to being 12 again and being a total hormonally-driven fanatic who didn't really understand sex. I wasn't a huge Orlando Bloom fan (I'm a little older than you are, I was 17 in 2002) but I definitely used to tear photos out of magazines and tape them all over my wall. There was a lot of Mark Wahlberg and Brad Pitt.

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 12:46 pm 0

On Smells Like Teen Spirit

Oh my gosh, I remember shopping at the Westwood location when I was a UCLA student. I didn't realize that it was their first US location!

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 1:08 pm 0

On Two Victors

Molly, this is beautifully written. I'm so sorry for your loss!

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 5:19 pm 0

On How to Have a Miscarriage

Oh my god. Thank you for sharing this experience. I have not yet had (or tried to have) any children but I saw my mother go through several miscarriages (one of which I was too young to understand)and this made me weep for both her and you.

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 4:42 pm 0

On Status Update, I'm Sober: Talking to Belle, Recovering Heroin Addict and "Junkie of Instagram"

Also, thank you to Belle for being so open about her struggles as she fights addiction. You're a brave girl and I think talking openly about these issues can really help others as well.

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 1:21 pm 1