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my least favorite places

Ernest Hemingway famously said: “Write drunk; edit sober.” This semester, the editors are taking Hemingway’s advice to heart—or at least half of it. We’re bringing back a Post- tradition: The Editors’ Column. Every other week, one of us will sit down with a drink and tackle some of the most pressing questions that plague us…

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Imperfect Objects

A Meditation on Bodies, Food, and the Pursuit of Beauty

When I was eleven, my family and I went to dinner with the Sundells every Wednesday. Karen and Bob sat at one table with my parents; Anne and I sat at another. We brought Barbies, plunking them into the empty breadbasket and calling it a yacht. We made them dresses with coral napkins and staged…

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Learning to Swipe Left

Thoughts on the digital hookup culture

I first downloaded Tinder at a party in my hometown. To my surprise, the app had a dedicated following among my friends, and it didn’t take long for them to win me over with stories of instant connections and improbable sex. My girlfriend and I had just split up, and Tinder seemed a perfect way…

Grace Sun Beer

post- happy hour

eat and be merry

Ernest Hemingway famously said: “Write drunk; edit sober.” This semester, the editors are taking Hemingway’s advice to heart—or at least half of it. We’re bringing back a Post- tradition: The Editors’ Column. Every other week, one of us will sit down with a drink and tackle some of the most pressing questions that plague us…

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Still Alice

Losing Memory, Language, and Self

The lights come up and I’m still sitting there looking at the screen as name after name rolls up and off the screen. I am still infatuated, amazed, and heartbroken after the 100-minute journey I’ve just taken. This film is based on Lisa Genova’s New York Times bestselling book of the same name. Written and…