The New Yorker | Attachment Planting Your Succulent

You should have seen me before—I was such a mess. I killed three succulents in two weeks! I knew my life needed changing. So I started “attachment planting.” It’s the perfect next step for people like me, who aren’t responsible enough to have kids, a dog, or an uncracked iPhone, but who want to give […]

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The Rumpus | Behind Trees

In middle school, my AOL away message should have said: “Off playing the Sims; probably killing an effigy of you.” Because I was. The Sims was my favorite computer game and I played it almost every day. In it, you built painstakingly detailed houses and filled them with people you created and controlled completely. I […]

The New Yorker | Some Gentle Reminders From Your New Co-op

Welcome, new member, to the Green Life Co-Op Community! We are so excited to have you join our humble grocery family. But, before you get shopping, we ask that you please contemplate the following membership meditations: —As a member, you will become a Steward of Green Life, or “the Life,” and have the privilege of […]

Buzzfeed | The 5 Stages of Running Up Mt. Tam

Mount Tamalpais is a gorgeous gesture of land that towers 2,574 ft. above Marin County. Hiking to the peak means being in the company of clouds, then surpassing them and standing in the sun, above a misty sea that covers the Bay Area. It’s gorgeous and hiking to the top is challenging, fun, and worth […]

BuzzFeed | When 7/11 Made You Think YOU Could Be Beyoncé (and Were Wrong)

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.

Seven Meetup.com Events I’d Actually Go To

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 […]

Indianapolis Museum of Art | Interpreting: His Majesty Receives

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.