“Maps” (by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, off their 2003 album Fever to Tell) is the best song of the 2000s so far and it isn’t even close. Maps (in the interest…
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In the spring of the year before the last decade ended, I got incredibly sick with the flu. There was a bad flu with an ugly name, its mascot an animal…
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There’s a scaffolding platform on the building across the street from my apartment. The scaffolding went up last week, over the course of a long and un…
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hi readers and friends. just a note to remind everyone that the paid-subscriber version of this project has ended, and the free one will end, at least …
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one more quick note on subscriptions: It turns out that it’s complicated to turn off new paid subscriptions but keep sending subscriber-only emails. So…
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Hi everybody. After a lot of consideration, I've decided to wind Griefbacon down and end this project at the end of 2019. It's been four years, almost …
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cw: stuff about drinking, stuff about bodies Gatorade is a trash beverage and I love it with my whole heart. It’s been about a year since I’ve had an a…
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Monday was Thomas and my wedding anniversary, but we’ve now been together long enough that I feel stupid and embarrassed writing about our anniversarie…
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This coming Monday, the 23rd, is: The first day of fall, the first day of Libra season, my wedding anniversary, and Bruce Springsteen’s birthday (the c…
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There's too much to say about back to school season and everyone is expected to care too much about it, but at least we don’t have to be hot anymore. O…
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Today is somehow the seventeenth anniversary of my moving (back) to New York (I was born here but we moved away when I was very young and I grew up els…
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Beauty, like grief, is a big joke. Christina Hendricks, a woman so beautiful that her beauty has often served as an instant punchline, joined instagram…
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