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Today marks the release of our sister publication, The L Magazine‘s “30 Under 30″ feature and we thought we’d highlight a few of the people featured by running Q&As with them. One of these people is writer/editor Jazmine Hughes. At just 23 years old, Hughes is the Contributing Editor at The Hairpin (the only other full-time position on the beloved site other than editor-in-chief), has offered her opinion on the topic of clickbait with the New York...
Imposter syndrome, for the uninitiated, is a psychological condition in which people are unable to accept their own success. It is basically the eternal suspicion that you are not all you're cracked up to be, that you're putting on a charade of being a competent, successful human being. It's a syndrome that's particularly prevalent in high-acheiving women, though researchers in the early 1980s speculated that some seventy percent of people felt like imposters at...
For most of us, celebrity gossip is a pastime. For Anne Helen Petersen, a staff writer at Buzzfeed and the author of Scandals of Classic Hollywood, it’s an academic pursuit. Petersen earned a PhD from the University of Texas specializing in the history of the gossip industry, and the ways that reporting on the stars reflects the cultural standards of the time. In her book, stemmed partially from a series of columns for The...
Yesterday, Esquire writer Ned Hepburn published an open letter to actress Jennifer Lawrence, and, in the long tradition of open letters (celebrity-related or otherwise), it fucking sucked. Which, sure. That makes sense, right? Anyone who thinks highly enough of themselves to think that they have the right to give advice to someone they don't even know, it sort of goes without saying that such a person will only be able to offer words that are,...

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