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Zadie Smith & Other Writers on Writing Advice

Zadie Smith & Other Writers on Writing Advice

Leonid_Pasternak_001The Guardian asked a bunch of writers for writing advice, and Zadie Smith‘s advice was by far the best. We personally love #s 5, 9 and 6. Yes. Basically, treat your work like a real job, a baby, an angel and a gift. But, don’t take shit too seriously.
  1. When an adult, try to read your own work as a stranger would read it, or even better, as an enemy would.
  2. Don’t romanticise your ‘vocation’. You can…

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Feminism Is Not a Dirty Word: Why We Need Feminism

Feminism Is Not a Dirty Word: Why We Need Feminism

Women Against Feminism is a real movement. Personally, I don’t understand it—as a woman, why wouldn’t we want to be advocates for each other? It always seemed bizarre to me that anyone who feel otherwise, especially women. How can you hate on your own gender?

Recently, Buzzfeed posted an article showcasing fourteen women who claim they don’t need feminism, because they aren’t victims and don’t…

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Fiction: Letters to Castro by Lisa Rowan

Fiction: Letters to Castro by Lisa Rowan

Letters to Castro
by Lisa Rowan

Curated by Amanda Miska

Fidel

We started talking about you the other night. I don’t know what it is about the fried pickles at the esteemed Continental Modern Pool Lounge that gets people talking, but before I knew it, there you were.

And while we don’t have that much in common—mostly that I’m not a famous dictator—I suspect we could talk for days. I like islands;…

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OBSESSED. #lanadelrey

OBSESSED. #lanadelrey

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Wednesday afternoon wine. Celebrating our success. What are  you proud of? We want to know! #cheers

Wednesday afternoon wine. Celebrating our success. What are you proud of? We want to know! #cheers

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What do you do to rebel?

What do you do to rebel?

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How to Make Friends: 21st Century Edition

How to Make Friends: 21st Century Edition

Elementary school, middle school, high school, college, and graduate school are all built-in friend factories. Once you’ve flown the coop of any of the aforementioned, you realize just how much you relied on those institutions to fuel your social circles. Sure, you meet people at work, maybe if you’re out on the town, and through extracurricular activities but the majority of your tribe is likely…

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Men and the Word “Feminism”

Men and the Word “Feminism”

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BY GREG LETELLIER

A few months ago, I saw Junot Diaz speak at my school. I was pumped, because Diaz is like the Jimi Hendrix of fiction right now. His art is blazingly original, his stories are unforgettable, and, like Hendrix, he turns…

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History’s Magical Women: Nellie Bly

History’s Magical Women: Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly (born Elizabeth Cochrane) was a ferocious feminist, born seventy odd years before women got the vote. She was a pioneer in the field of investigative journalism long before it was acceptable for middle-class women to have even a mundane job. Her feisty spirit is preserved in two long essays- “Ten Days is a Mad-House” and “Around the World in Seventy-two Days”. To mark the anniversary…

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Weekly Tarot With Tif: Falling Dreams

07/27/2014-08/02/2014 The last weekly tarot advised: “A similar moment will be triggered in memory for you this week.

Weekly Tarot With Tif: Falling Dreams

07/27/2014-08/02/2014 The last weekly tarot advised: “A similar moment will be triggered in memory for you this week.

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I’m F***ing Done With Street Harassment. Are You?

I’m F***ing Done With Street Harassment. Are You?

On average, I am publicly sexually harassed by strangers five times a day. Once on my walk from my apartment to the subway (which is one block), once waiting for the train, once on the walk between the subway and my office, once on my way home after work, and once more later on. Harassment ranges from a leer to a loud call, and needless to say, it’s always committed by men.

Recently, I’ve started…

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This was our GORGEOUS crowd!

This was our GORGEOUS crowd!

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Jen Fitzgerald

Jen Fitzgerald

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Luna Luna writers!

Luna Luna writers!

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Luna Luna Love + Lust: She’s Just Not That Into It (Having Sex)

Luna Luna Love + Lust: She’s Just Not That Into It (Having Sex)

She is just not feeling, it man.

She is just not feeling, it man.

Dear Luna Luna,

My GF has an issue with sex. It’s not a big deal to her. She feels men used her in the past just for sex and is very reluctant to do it. When we do it’s amazing and she really enjoys it but then after a few days her guard is up again and I have to persuade her for sex again. What should I do ?
–James

Hi James—

Thanks for getting in touch with Luna…

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