How to Love and Lose a Palestinian Expat

MEET him on Third and Market at the smoke shop where he works. Barter a handful of sweaty quarters and a shy predatory smile for…

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Happy Birthday Prince George, Now Let’s Talk Fashion

SO THE BRITS, my aunt Linda, and other people who might kind of benefit from getting a life, are abuzz with the UK’s newest pint-sized…

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I Don’t Want to Go to Mexico, and Other Woes

THE TICKETS were booked in March, back when the idea of summer—leaves on the trees, sun on your skin, sweat trickling down your sides—seemed altogether impossible.…

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Britney Spears Uses Auto-Tune, Civilization Crumbles

THE FIRST CD I ever owned was Britney Spears’ Baby One More Time. I was around nine and I became obsessed with Britney Spears. It…

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My Struggle: Judging a Book by Its Sexist Cover

THE FIRST two lines of My Struggle: Book 1, by Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard stop you in your tracks. “For the heart, life is simple:…

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Candy Crush: Toffee Twins Make Business Sweet

DO IMAGES of the Candyman still haunt you every time you taste honey or hear a bumblebee buzzin’ nearby? Well, forget about that fool, and…

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59 Reactions to the 50 Shades of Grey Trailer

There’s some piano, indicating that serious stuff is ahead. And a mousy girl from the newspaper. Who is wearing your great aunt Margaret’s shirt. Except…

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So Dark the Con of Man: Is Romance Real or Rotten?

AH, ROMANCE. That nebulous feeling fed by candle-lit dinners, flowers, chocolate, quirky surprises and a sense of playful spontaneity that appears fresh and inventive, yet…

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The Time Leo DiCap Talked Smack About Matty Damon

THE FOLLOWING is a totally fictionalized, though potentially real, account of Leonardo DiCaprio talking smack on everyone’s favorite dad, husband, talk show host, oh and movie…

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Jay-Z & Beyoncé Might Split, Wedding Industry in Peril

THE RUMOR we’ve all been dreading: Beyoncé and Jay-Z are getting a… don’t say it… nope… it can’t be possible… nothing in this world will…

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