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Regina George is Not Stupid: And Other Thoughts on the Mean Girls Musical

In the movie, a skipping CD results in a boom box getting kicked in someone’s face. In the Broadway production, the song stops because of a wardrobe-malfunction-turned-social-media-scandal.

Spring in Brooklyn (for the Twentysomethings)

We believe in the solstice spirit
the holy Prospect Park
the fellowship of friends
the prayers of all people
the rotation of the earth
and the light everlasting.

Three-Alarm Fire

The street is lined in red light
and girls with cats in cages.
Stand outside in the frigid, January air.

Leaving Home in Search of Home

Most people say that I shouldn’t let anything hold me back from doing great things. But I don’t have much desire to do great things. What are great things without the small things?

First Light

Crowds of people stand with their backs to the colors, their eyes on their phones or on the train tracks. “Turn around!” I want to say, “You’re missing it.”

Blue Monday (A Tribute to Tom Petty)

For a moment, I wondered if I should be embarrassed. Then I remembered that loving Tom Petty is not embarrassing.

Summer in the City

Summer in the City

by | Aug 13, 2017

And if Regina Spektor happens to be giving a concert in Central Park on that particular Wednesday, who’s to say I have to move my painstakingly planned picnic?

Once Crossing The Hudson

Once Crossing The Hudson

The next day is exactly like the first. 
We don’t check the news. 
Phones die on the picnic table while we swim.

Stacks on Stacks

Stacks on Stacks

According to Google, there are twelve independent bookstores in upper Manhattan, the section of the city I call home.

Leave Your Comfort Zone: Equinox Edition

Leave Your Comfort Zone: Equinox Edition

After I signed a waiver that confirmed I wouldn’t sue Equinox if I died on the treadmill or passed out because I saw Blake Lively, we entered the immaculate studio.