Charm City, USA
Baltimore has a cultish and devout following. John Waters’ over-the-top kitsch and the gritty appeal of The Wire notwithstanding, the lure of actually living there seemed to me somewhat… arcane. So a few weeks ago, I went to visit my lovely friend Nicole to try to get a better sense of what pulls people to Charm City. Nicole and her newly, lawfully-wedded Carl live on a pleasant...
God Bless Academia. Maybe.
Tonight my mind kept me up, despite having had little rest. Tonight was the culmination of a certain descent, the crashing and burning of my steamy love affair with anti-intellectualism. My cleavage from academia this July was so brutal and so disappointing that I have shunned every aspect of the Ivory Tower in the past months. I have embraced television with more ardor than ever before. I have...
To date a predator...?
So a guy told me today that I had: “handsome turkey-carving cheekbones and alluring warm-blooded mammalian eyes.” It kind of made me feel like this: Or this: Or even this: In short, I’m not sure if this guy wants to ask me out or to take a little trip in a faulty plane over the Andes with me… Pro-tip, guys: When a lady can misunderstand your come-on for a...