Friday Five: Summer Sunglasses, The Confrontation Between Innocence and Corruption in ‘Twin Peaks,’ and Listening to Uniform and Vince Staples

How is everyone’s summer going? I haven’t been writing as much because, frankly, life is happening and I’ve been hoppin’ busy! I made it a personal parenting mission to give Budgie many experiences this summer, so we’ve been going to our local museums, parks, street festivals and performances a lot. It’s been fun — but […]

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Mom Essential: The Little Black Swimsuit

I am not a fan of the idea of “dressing your age” or otherwise adjusting the way you dress to fit some (usually fucked up) societal ideal of how women should look, act, feel, be or do. While I don’t think we should completely disregard social context or general public consideration — don’t go into […]

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Friday Five: A Backdated Shirley Manson Appreciation, A Small Defense of Twin Peaks’ Second Season And My Favorite Shirt This Spring

+ Back in Garbage’s heyday in the mid-90s, I was pretty much enmeshed in riot grrrl, punk and super-obscure indie stuff. (And PJ Harvey…I LOVED Polly Jean!) Shirley Manson and company would’ve been too mainstream for me, being the music snob that I was. Looking back, though, I do think there’s something valuable about having […]

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Imaginary Shopping Spree: Pinstripes Galore!

There’s something about pinstripes and springtime that feels just about perfect to me. They’re the ideal pattern for minimalists and others who shy away from the graphic spectrum of fashion: they add the lightness and interest of a graphic element but in a subtle, calm way. They are classic but look eternally fresh — and […]

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