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Perspectives

Longing for the Home Where You’ve Never Lived

This year, I spent Thanksgiving with my family in California. I decided to stay for a week in order to spend time with my family and friends, and especially to catch up with my uncle, who would be spending his first Thanksgiving here in the U.S. after officially gaining his permanent residency. My mom had […]

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Perspectives

Please Stop, Snore Stop

Thank God I found something to feel uncomfortable about this week. I was running out of things to write about. Have you seen this ad for Snore Stop? (Picture after the cut.)

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Open Thread

Monday Night Flashback: A Horse with No Name

I can’t actually put a year on tonight’s flashback, I just know it’s the late ’70s. I was riding in the back seat of our green Buick Skylark, and I remember hearing America’s “Horse with No Name” and it befuddled me. Roughly around the same time, I remember riding around in the backseat, with my […]

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International Women's Issues

A Womb in Paris

When it comes to most “differences” between France and the United States, I generally roll my eyes. No, not all French women are skinny. No, the French don’t have a secret compilation of sex tricks. No matter what enterprising authors and Cosmo would have you believe, the day-to-day existence of a French woman and an […]

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Open Thread

Open Thread: Holiday Weekend Edition

Well, it’s Memorial Day weekend in the States. For Americans, this means celebrating our fallen brethren the only way we know how: by drinking and BBQing for three days straight.

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Food

An Ode to Outdoor Grilling

Just a few weeks ago, the spouse and I bought a small inexpensive grill and put it in our backyard. Our “backyard,” of course, is the small plot of concrete that’s standard for the area of NYC in which I live.