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Unofficial Official Hairpin 3.0 Book Club: Watch The Movie

I don’t watch very many movies. I like sitcoms, and books, and not much in between. I find I have a terrible attention span when it comes to movies; I blame the Internet. The only movies I remember from 2014 are Tammy and the last Hunger Games one. Have you seen Tammy? Vastly underrated. Melissa McCarthy is a national treasure. But I loved The Pillow Book, the book, (great book club pick, me!) and was curious to see how they would adapt it into a movie. I took notes while watching it last night in my actual copy of The Pillow Book: READ MORE

Kalpna Patel, What's Actually In Your Bag Right Now?

Kalpna Patel is a Toronto-based craft genius and installation artist who can do more things with a sheet of construction paper than is dreamed of in your reality. She is responsible for elaborate handmade window displays, including this one and this one. Last week, she let me rifle through her stuff because I asked her nicely. "Everything is about my comfort," she explained. "I like feeling warm and clean and fed." READ MORE

Would You Rather...

...read my 6000 word hot take on the latest episode of a certain cable television show, or see pictures taken by an underwater photographer caught in an all-encompassing majestic swirl of a shit storm streaming out of a bus-sized sperm whale? READ MORE

Slow-Moving Cone Snail Kills Fish, Inspires Us All

My favorite line in this National Geographic piece about how slow-moving cone snails kill fish by trapping them in a cloud of insulin, putting them in a sugar coma, and then consuming them, is this: READ MORE

Who Said It: 46-Year-Old Marilyn Manson or My Stoned Alt 19-Year-Old Cousin Lester?

a) "I’m taking my gloves off now, which could be a sign of danger." READ MORE

The Scientific Reasons Behind Fashion Don'ts

Don't wear white after Labor Day. White appears in stark contrast to fall foliage, making the wearer a prime target for bear attacks. READ MORE

Anna Fitzpatrick, What's Actually In Your Bag Right Now?

Greetings from McDonalds. I pooped in their washroom and now I'm stealing their Wi-Fi and I DIDN'T EVEN BUY ANYTHING. READ MORE

Unofficial Official Hairpin 3.0 Book Club: The Pillow Book

Hello, 'Pinners! Welcome to the first Hairpin 3.0 Book Club discussion of 2015. READ MORE

Sleater-Kinney, "No Cities To Love"

NPR is currently streaming No Cities To Love, the eighth album from Sleater-Kinney. In related Carrie Brownstein news, did anybody else spend their New Year's marathoning Transparent and bawling their eyes out? In related Transparent news, did anybody else watch the Golden Globes last night? In related Golden Globes news, should I watch Boyhood? I'm probably never going to watch Boyhood. I'm sure it's delightful though.

Susie Snake's New Adventure In The Big City

"Officials in San Diego are trying to sort out how a 5 1/2-foot snake wound up in a toilet at an office building. READ MORE