Afternoon Rainstorm Beneath the White Tent (Again): Dinner Party Does Frieze LA

Articles on commercial art fairs almost always start with some variation of, "It's easy to hate on [insert art fair here]," and Frieze is no exception. To a large degree, this statement rings true—and not just because an art critic is attempting to make some lofty, highbrow commentary about the debasement of visual art through commodification. … Continue reading Afternoon Rainstorm Beneath the White Tent (Again): Dinner Party Does Frieze LA

Think Piece Roundup: Marie Kondo and The Life‑Changing Magic of Tidying Up

I'm fascinated by America's current fixation with Marie Kondo. I've been familiar with the KonMari method for years now, from an old boss who eagerly anticipated getting their hands on the English translation of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up back in 2014. And though I had an inkling that Kondo's gentle, thoughtful approach to organization … Continue reading Think Piece Roundup: Marie Kondo and The Life‑Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Coping Isn’t the Goal: Jameela Jamil and the Violent Narrative Against Women’s Bodies

On a cold November morning halfway through my sophomore year of high school, I was sitting in a hospital examination room feeling an acute sense of relief when a doctor told me I was not allowed to go out for basketball season. I’d lost too much weight to make physical activity viable. This relief was … Continue reading Coping Isn’t the Goal: Jameela Jamil and the Violent Narrative Against Women’s Bodies

Meows on Melrose: Cats, Coffee, and Even Co-Working at Crumbs & Whiskers

Alright, alright, I know a good chunk of you are only here for the cat photos, and I promise there’s cuteness to rival the content on r/CatTaps in just a moment. But first, a bit of background... You see, Crumbs & Whiskers founder Kanchan Singh reminds me a lot of myself—a young millennial woman who just loves cats. … Continue reading Meows on Melrose: Cats, Coffee, and Even Co-Working at Crumbs & Whiskers