I read Mary Trump’s book so you wouldn’t have to. You’re welcome.

For several weeks we've been hearing about Mary Trump. She is President Donald Trump's niece, and her new book, "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the Most Dangerous Man in the World," has been described as a scathing takedown of the president. I listened to it on Audible, because I love tea, both literally and figuratively. As…

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The Performative Nature of Video Conferencing is Exhausting

I remember the precise moment I decided I no longer wanted to be an actress. My back was on the floor, chin pointed toward the ceiling with my mouth wide open allowing an indescribable moan to exit my mouth. It was a typical Friday morning in my undergraduate voice class where we practiced Alexander Technique, a method that many stage…

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10 ways to go to the theater without leaving your house

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, many people are wondering how they won't go stir crazy with the 14-day self-quarantine and small gatherings recommendations. As someone who goes to the theater at least twice a week, I know that the absence of that communal experience is going to be tough. In an effort to improve the silences and be a…

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Fake News and the art of doubt

I'll start this the way that most of these types of posts start. I normally don't write about politics, mostly because I don't want to add to the noise and I'd rather spread joy. But, also because having an outward political opinion and keeping a job usually don't go hand-in-hand, and today happens to Amazon Prime Day, so...yeah...(I needed those…

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Why everyone is wrong about why Donald Trump won and no one will say it

Donald Trump, a notorious real estate investor and reality television star, is the president-elect of the United States of America and everyone is losing their minds. His supporters aren't happy, his opposition is furious, and everyone else is suppressing their outrage under a cloak of apathy. Today, he was named Time magazine's Person of the Year, which has sparked more…

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The day everything changed: Fifteen years after 9/11

I remember exactly where I was the moment I heard about the 9/11 terrorist attacks-- and so do you. I was in 7th grade at Peachtree Charter Middle School in P.E. class, dressed out in the school's standard gray t-shirt and navy shorts. I was standing with a group of girls on the kickball field, and one of them asked…

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