I’ve spent more money on clothes this year than I have in the previous 37 years combined.
Allan Mott was once accused of being a narcissistic goth lesbian by a disgruntled Amazon reviewer. That pretty much sums up his writing career (which includes 12 and 1/2 books and frequent contributions to such sites as XOJane, XOJaneUK, Canuxploitation, Bookgasm and Flick Attack,). His most personal writing can be found at VanityFear.com, where he uses the subject of B-Movies to mostly talk about boobs and stuff. Tweet him on the Twitter at @HouseofGlib.
Joanna has informed me that my choice is extremely literal. I told her that metaphors are for the weak.
Have you ever read something and had it hit you so hard that it never left your brain? I’m not talking about something that you made a deliberate effort to memorize, but a sentence or paragraph that was so utterly perfect you instantly absorbed it into your psyche?
A book? A song? A poem? A painting? A sculpture? A movie? A TV show? A quilt? A ballet? An opera? A play? A YouTube video?
Though they cannot explain it, the filmmakers from the future insist your film is responsible for a 4% difference in the amount of unhappy, dissatisfied people.
As a kid I was shocked that people could actually ban something as basic and normal and natural as dancing based on their religious convictions.
It was a good class and I learned a lot, but ultimately any course where you get credit for watching Dirty Harry is going to get my full thumbs-up.
Often I’ll find myself listening to songs specifically because I think they are the perfect accompaniment to the film scene version of what I’m doing at that moment.
Movie, book, TV show, epic poem, comic book, Concept album, ad campaign, play, opera–doesn’t matter what kind of fiction it is….
How far would those you oppose have to go before you finally said, “Eff it, we’re starting our own country!”
Sometimes you encounter a book that you know is objectively excellent, but which hits a nerve in a way that you simply cannot keep reading it.
You see a lot to like on their bookshelf, but then your eyes meet the section that is seemingly devoted to the entire bibliography of Ayn Rand….
Even the best of us with the best of intentions will eventually run into a situation where we say or do something that has offended someone–it’s literally impossible to avoid.
Shane Koyczan nails it once again. Relationships, messy and soft and perplexing and beautiful. A first kiss that tastes like pepper. Love like a nuclear power plant plugged into the sun. And stating the obvious.
Jesse Kornbluth investigates this powerful children’s book.
Stevie Johnson stays sassy on twitter.
Author and co-dependence expert Robert Burney says we have a choice about who we fall in love with.
We all want more beauty. Adrian Millar offers 30 surprisingly simple ways to bring more beauty into our everyday lives.
“Doctor” Dave Kanegis offers an innovative Rx for finding your ideal mate.
We grew up with Derek Jeter; his retirement is the end of an era in our lives.
Democracy only works when most people vote and participate. Voting should be encouraged, facilitated, easy, and free from coercion and fraud.
Contemporary American political satirists such as Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and John Oliver provide comic relief in the face of social injustice, but humor can undermine the fight to address serious issues.
“It was an honor to have you for 20 years. It will be my privilege to be a close friend the rest of your life.”
By building back yourself, while you are alone, you can re-find your own priorities and joys in life.
Sarafina Bianco found out the hard way. Sometimes saying you’re sorry is the best thing you can do.
Do you love sports? Would your dream be to write about sports and get your stories in front of millions of people a month? Read on.
Brandon Billinger recently realized that he hasn’t been completely honest with his son and hopes that his little white lies aren’t sending a bad message.
Tony Posnanski doesn’t think he’s romantic. You might disagree.
You expect to find declarations of love and heartbreak in books and poems… But what about on the bathroom wall, the freeway overpass or the cracked concrete?