All my life, people have complimented me on my abiity to write well. In middle and high school, it was writing good chapter summaries, literary analyses and essays for homework using flowery language. In college, it became about construction and the flow of ideas, and I found myself to be reasonably adept at that as well. I'm currently jobless ( looking for my first job at 25), and when people chime in with suggestions on how to fix that, they can't understand why I poo-poo the idea of writing professionally out of hand. Help me develop my writerly mind and get myself out of the English class for good. [more inside]
posted by marsbar77
on Aug 7, 2014 -
I am looking for some recommendations for some new blogs/websites to read.
I love all things pop culture, am not super into fashion blogs but do like to peruse ones that feature casual looks from time to time and like dry or offbeat humor. [more inside]
posted by ridiculous
on Apr 2, 2014 -
I was thinking last night that I would would like to start being cooler. One way I have came up with is by using some really cool parting words when leaving work or groups of friends (hopefully I can get some with this new "cool" plan). Some phrases that I came up with were "Stay gold Ponyboy" and "Be Excellent to each other". Now wouldn't I be cool? But that won't get me very far down the road. What are some other awesome Pop Culture phrases I can use to leave a cool impression on people?
posted by kenaldo
on Feb 20, 2014 -
I'm looking for some research (e.g. papers, books, documentaries, websites, etc.) on why it appears that most men attracted to (lipstick
posted by lrnarabic
on Nov 26, 2010 -
Linguistics-Filter: Can you help me figure out the pop-culture origins of the term "creep"/"creeper" (referring to an unsavory character)? [more inside]
posted by niles
on Mar 30, 2009 -
I'm looking for some really hip websites, magazines or podcasts that comment and report on arts, entertainment, culture and a little (just a little!) on politics. I already read Salon.com, Slate Magazine and Rolling Stone, but I need more. Any ideas?
posted by JPowers
on Jul 12, 2005 -
I'm embarrassed to ask, but what's a "Hollaback Girl" (that which Gwen Stefani ain't)?
posted by puddinghead
on Apr 3, 2005 -