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If you’ve ever found yourself reading about bed bugs, it’s likely because you’ve been the victim of an infestation and you’re flirting with psychosis while trying to exterminate them. You probably pray you’ll never have to read about them again. But science journalist Brooke Borel’s new book, Infested: How the Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World, might make you reconsider. For infestation veterans, this page-turning account of humankind's long, fraught...
Like many unfortunate New Yorkers, science journalist Brooke Borel has suffered multiple bed bug infestations. The first time around, in 2004, was a rude awakening: "I hadn't thought they were a real animal or a thing. I had never heard of them," Borel says in a phone interview. "I thought 'bed bug' was a catchall term from nursery rhyme--'Good night, don't let the bed bugs bite.'" Ten years and two more infestations later, Borel ended up writing a book about...
It’s the middle of July, my AC-free bedroom has risen to an ungodly temperature, and with sweat dripping through my eyebrows I realize that I’ve run out of clean underwear. For the past two weeks I had been living out of a single trash bag of clothes, and now on top of the stagnant stench from wearing the same five dresses day after day, I’m walking through the Atlantic Avenue station wearing swimsuit bottoms...
While we raise an eyebrow at that old saw about how it’s accepted New York etiquette to ask absolutely everyone you encounter what they pay in rent—sometimes that’s still super inappropriate!—we know for a fact that no matter who you’re talking to or how much of a lull you’re at in a conversation, you can always, always, always, bond with people over apartment (and roommate) horror stories. People are as greedy as they are...

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