31 Days of Halloween – Day 8, A Primer for Zombies to Stay Safe This Halloween

Martti Nelson31 Days of Halloween5 Comments

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October is the worst month to be a zombie. First, we hate “pumpkin spice” — it’s gross, but avoidable if we don’t chomp any women wearing UGGs. The second point is the most difficult, however: Halloween. October 31st is the worst day of the year, besides Valentine’s Day. Love cannot be turned into a commercial transaction comprised of cheap paper … Read More

Martti Nelson31 Days of Halloween – Day 8, A Primer for Zombies to Stay Safe This Halloween

My Life in Burlesque: The Art of the Quick Change

Emma GlitterbombPerspectivesLeave a Comment

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Quick changes: as burlesque performers, we all have them. At some point, during some show, you’re going to have to scramble out of tight elaborately-constructed garments and sparkly underthings, into other tight elaborately-constructed garments and sparkly underthings. While sweating. The trick is not avoiding the quick changes (because that’s impossible), but how you deal with them.

Emma GlitterbombMy Life in Burlesque: The Art of the Quick Change

Reading the Man Booker Prize 2014: The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee

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First of all, the title of this book has been confusing a few people in my life. Neel Mukherjee’s novel has nothing to do with the movie of the same name, about a Stasi spy in East Germany. It’s set in India in the 1960s and chronicles the unravelling lives of the Ghosh family in Calcutta. It’s long, and it’s … Read More

KaroReading the Man Booker Prize 2014: The Lives of Others by Neel Mukherjee

There’s Crazy, And Then There’s Kansas Crazy

Lauren MayerHumorLeave a Comment

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As a native Californian who is most familiar with the east and west coasts, and as a huge fan of The Wizard Of Oz, Kansas has always symbolized middle America, the calm antithesis to New York energy or Californian trendiness. I’m old enough to remember when the movie was only shown on TV once a year, and when I was … Read More

Lauren MayerThere’s Crazy, And Then There’s Kansas Crazy

Ladyguide: Dried Orange Slices

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It’s beginning to look a lot like autumn! I swear I wasn’t going to say the “C” word. I promise. Now that autumn is here and there are less than three months until The Festivity That Shall Not Be Named, I am already wanting to bring some loveliness into our home. Mr. Juniper could be heard exclaiming, “But it’s not … Read More

JuniperLadyguide: Dried Orange Slices