@TheGenYgirl It used to be a place for good debate! Then they let the comment sections drive the content, and then the best editors/writers left, and then...well, thus is the way with any website I've ever read. Actually, minus 'The Awl', probably because their comments section is always dry as a desert, which I like.
@TheGenYgirl Yeah, no kidding. This article is completely devoid of content. I also find it incredibly tacky that one of the editors of this site posted a bitchy gif in response to a criticism.
It's not even the topic that's the problem. The writing is not good. I can handle reading about a shitty person (I read and quite enjoyed American Psycho, although I was in high school at the time...) This was lazy, self-indulgent, thesis-less, and structureless.
I just don't know where the standards are for internet publications. I don't do much writing, but when I have, I've gotten the shit edited out of me. And I think that's good for writers. Just because you have an idea and think it would make a good article, doesn't mean you should go and publish it. Learn to edit your work and throw it out if nothing comes of it.
I know The Hairpin is supposed to be a happy, friendly place where nobody says anything negative, but at what point does that just shelter and cultivate mediocrity?
So does The Hairpin just post half-assed essays written by friends of the editors now?
From now on everyone I date has to have a horse, and bring said horse to dinner.
And the horse has to pay and hold the door for me.
Maybe I need to reread this, but I'm not sure what the intention of this piece is - am I supposed to feel sorry for the author because she went to a show feeling superior (liking the music somewhat ironically, not earnestly like the unsophicated fools she encounters) and then had those feelings confirmed? Ok, so?
(Probably a lot of similar interactions, only with different "better than you" dynamics.)
Like, I wonder what would happen if it wasn't set at such a "funny" show?
This all feels a bit... fish-in-barrel.
The reason why there are so many food allergies is because liberal parents are too afraid to spank their children! THANKS OBAMA.