When your team is down by ten with a dozen minutes left in a playoff game, you are supposed to feel stressed and anguished. You are supposed to feel the inescapability of time melting away.Read More
One in five.
That’s roughly the proportion of U.S. women who have been raped in their lifetimes.*
43.9%. That’s the percentage of U.S. women who...Read More
It’s a bad habit I started years ago: writing my story before I was done researching it. Before I had finished all the interviews. I still listened and took notes as people spoke, but somewhere a part of my brain was already typing out the lead...Read More
The idea that the league has created a perfectly communist ecosystem where no one team can rise too far above is so widely accepted that it almost seems a waste of time for journalists to even mention it. It's also a total fiction.Read More
Greatness isn't just about doing what is hard. It is about embracing the hard. It is about being confronted with adversity and responding, "Bring it on."Read More
We stand with our heads in our phones as we ride the train.
We do it at the store, in the bathroom, on the plane.
Attached to our devices like cords to a socket.
We are all slaves to the boxes in our side pocket.Read More
Introducing: The Real-Life Coupling Viability Index (yeah I know, the name needs work), ranking some of the best ways to meet someone without using a dating app. Not necessarily someone you can marry, but at least someone you can binge watch Netflix shows with and who will go in halfsies with you on wedding gifts. Which, let’s be honest, is all we’re really looking for in life.Read More
Monday. 7:54 A.M.
I should wait to text her, right? Yeah, I should wait. I’ll text her at noon.
I'm just worried that if I text now, it’ll feel like I told myself to wait until 12:00. I should do it at 1:03. 1:03 feels...Read More
The scariest thing about Donald Trump isn’t Donald Trump.
The scariest thing is not that he changes his political positions on a daily basis, that he has zero experience, or that he lies unapologetically. The scariest thing is not that his policies are uninformed, untenable and impractical. And it’s not that his...Read More
I should start off by telling you that I don’t really care about the environment. I mean, I care in the sense that if you gave me a choice between a layer of man-made smog blanketing our entire planet and cutting off fresh air for all future generations or not blanketing our entire planet and cutting off fresh air for all future generations, I would vote for “not.” And I am happy to...Read More
I like the way my city looks when she is sleeping. When it’s 4 AM and the roads lay completely still. When the traffic lights are blinking, because for the few cars cruising the streets, there’s no need to slow them down. They’ll have the place to themselves for awhile.Read More
Don’t get me wrong, there are millions of sites telling you how to lose that spare tire and get in shape. But they are all focused on a sort of superficial “how to.” What foods to eat. What exercises to do. They don’t talk about the deeper “how to.” How to get yourself to actually do the things you know you’re supposed to do.Read More
Like most supporters of gay marriage, I couldn’t wait for the June 29 episode of The Daily Show. Of course, the announcement of the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges decision on Friday, June 26 was the main event. The day a long overdue verdict came down, and same-sex couples were no longer barred from marriage. But June 29 would be a fun day...Read More
You can tell Tom Brady feels he’s battling more than just a loss of playing time right now. He’s spent the last couple months watching the world call him a cheater. So now he stands, awaiting word from Roger Goodell, hoping not only for an overturned suspension, but also for exoneration.
But there’s just one problem:Read More
By the time the dust settled on Sunday, Jurassic World had set first-weekend box office records to the tune of almost $209 million domestically and $524 million globally. Chris Pratt had emerged as a legitimate action star, Bryce Howard Dallas’ bangs had nearly earned their own entry on the 2015 Maxim Hot 100 list, and...Read More
For my most recent Odd Jobs entry, I was hired to be a secret shopper at a discount dentist office. My gums have suffered so that you may read this.Read More