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Zika Virus is scary, especially if you're thinking about becoming pregnant, or already are. Recently, a close friend of mine told me over a bagel and cream cheese that the only thing giving her pause about becoming pregnant immediately was the threat of contracting it. Even though, thus far, the virus has cropped up relatively far away, it has recently inched closer (to Florida, but that link gives you reasons not to freak out...
Why do gyms suck? The reason they exist, after all, is a good one: To get healthy. This is a lovely concept; we should all work on our health. But gyms ask us to do this in highly public places, where our personal bodies are literally on display, surrounded by a lot of other bodies getting healthy in a very public way. So therein lies the clash: Gyms meld the ultra-personal with the super-public. And while, yes, we deal with the...
What do you listen to during the holidays? Christmas music? That one CD your mom won't take out of the minivan? A carefully curated playlist of seasonally appropriate anthems? Any and all music designed to get you feeling good because you now have the holiday spirit? Better question: What do you listen to if this time of year doesn't make you feel good? If your family doesn't fit into a Christmas cookie cutter shape?...
Back in 2012, Nick Principe aka Port St. Willow self-released his beautiful, brooding debut Holiday. It was one of those records that lets you know it's going to break your heart right up front, and evoked a foggy, grand loneliness. Principe initially put out the short, five-track Even // Wasteland when he was living in Portland, Oregon in 2010, but it was a move to Brooklyn and the release of Holiday that really put...