Variety articles

Cowboy Boots, I Love You

So, I have another dilemma. A fashion dilemma and a big one. It has to do with shoes and the fact that I want more than I can afford. I know what you’re thinking. Yes. This is a small dilemma. However, to me it is very important. Throughout my 20 years of life on this

The Life Dissonant

Sun Ra’s music just makes sense sometimes. Willem de Kooning’s artwork (not my namesake) just makes sense sometimes. Fascists hate abstract art. Already enough reason to like it, but there’s something there. They denounce it as “Degenerate art;” that sounds cool as hell, though.   It’s a kind of solidarity, really. The exact narrative —

Almost Heaven

Previously: Rather than join everyone else in a bunker, Lyra and Alice are taking a road trip during the apocalypse. Content Warning: Descriptions of blood and surgical procedures.  Ten miles east of the Grand Canyon, the wind starts to pick up. Lyra can feel it shake the body of their transport as she adjusts her

Sociolinguistics in Practice: Wisconsin Talk

Anthony Burgess’ “A Clockwork Orange” (1962), with its intuitive vocabulary, has inspired me to document my linguistic environments. I will write about a different environment each week without explaining any vocabulary used. My hope is that readers will gradually learn what these words mean as they read on and notice if I insert a word

Credit Wear Credit is Due

Welcome back to the Depop chronicles. I believe this is my second piece regarding Depop? Although I love the resale app, I also get extremely frustrated with all of its glory. For those who are unaware, Depop is a trendy, hip, chic, teenybopper resale thrift-store app. Basically, anything you need, you can probably find on

Almost Heaven

Previously: Rather than join everyone else in a bunker, Lyra and Alice are taking a road trip during the apocalypse.  Content Warning: Brief mentions of suicidal ideation. “Did you hear that — the thing, last night?” Alice asks as they pack their things into the transport.  “Felt it, more like,” Lyra replies. She had woken

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