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Taylor Swift Can’t Be the Voice (or Even a Voice) of a Generation

She was everywhere, and then she was everywhere. I cannot get away from Taylor Swift. And while I’ve never particularly liked her (mainly because I think she’s a middling (at best) singer and a feeble songwriter), lately my ire’s been growing, and I’ve gone from mid-level annoyance to pre-wrath. She’s just so”¦drippy. And that’s all […]

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A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self

Dear Little Hattie, Nice backpack, nerd. What are those, your initials embroidered on the front? Is that to keep people from stealing such a clearly awesome bag?

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LadyGhosts of TV Past

Ladyghosts: My So-Called Life, Episode 2

The second episode of My So-Called Life didn’t feel like the second episode of a new series. Maybe because the first episode did such a good job at setting up Angela Chase’s world, by episode two the viewer already feels pretty settled in, and invested in the characters.

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No Place Like Nostalgia for the Holidays

Well, Thursday marks, for most people, the start of The Holidays, that vague blob of time at the end of the year when everyone feels generally happy, busy, and nostalgic. I’m starting to realize, though, how powerful the nostalgia element is, especially at a time in my life where almost all the places and tradition […]