The world (some of the world) was rocked when Beyoncé released a laid back, fixed-camera video for her song 7/11. The casual style of footage made about 19 million people think “I’ve danced in my underwear in a hotel room. I might be Beyonce!” These people were wrong.
When I talk to family my Southern accent creeps back like syrup down a stack of hot cakes. It also bubbles up when I’ve had too much whiskey or get particularly excited about a biscuit, but not as sweetly. While chatting with my mother, I sink into a long drawl as if leaning on long […]
Meeting new people through mutual friends is so ’99. The Internet has thought up tons of ways to put you in uncomfortable situations. There are all levels of sites, boring and scandalous, that help you meet new people. I find Meetup.com as great way to organize doing something fun with a group of new people in a casual, I only half expect you to be my new […]
This post is part of an ongoing series that explores new interpretations of works within the IMA collection through creative writing. In the post below, author Joe Wadlington provides his interpretation of The Majesty Receives by William Holbrook Beard. After reading, visit the IMA’s online collection to learn about the artist’s intentions for the work.
Dear Sultry Stretcher, Don’t tell me you aren’t feeling it too. I’m watching you. You, with your shorts and your shirt, and your deep, honest eyes. Honestly, it’s a little inconsiderate of you to be here. I come to yoga for me; for my peace, serenity and to justify a gym membership. Sure, I’m […]
This post details rowdy times with my friends from Sol Food Mobile Farm. Their whole shtick is here, explained much more clearly and correctly than I’m about to. “And that’s it.” Eliza spreads her arms the width of the bus. After months of waiting for them to arrive on the West Coast, I’ve just been given a full tour […]
What do you wear on the day you come out to your parents? What do you cook for dinner and should there be a dessert? Do you help with the dishes and is setting the table too much? I had it all planned out. I set the date; 12/28/09. Picked so I wouldn’t ruin Christmas, […]
My recent move has not disappointed in being an exciting, fresh chapter. And I promise to wax poetic on all my new feelings and Ikea furniture soon. But for now, I want to tell you about how many desserts I’ve been eating. Cities are best explored meal by meal and I’ve never been above commuting […]