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Beyonce and Jay-Z’s On the Run II Tour was Really Heteronormative

Beyonce and Jay-Z’s On the Run II Tour was Really Heteronormative

Over the weekend I got the chance to see the one and only Beyonce perform in Chicago. Oh and Jay-Z was there, too. But what started as a chance to tick an item off my bucket list turned into a full-blown gender theory extravaganza. If […]

Becca’s Bachelorette Recap + Who Will Be the Next Bachelor?

Becca’s Bachelorette Recap + Who Will Be the Next Bachelor?

We did it, people! We made it to the end of Becca’s season of The Bachelorette. And let me tell you, it was… pretty boring. What courteous and respectful way will Becca let this guy down? What sub-par board of tourism paid them enough this […]

Is Slow Instagram Becoming a Thing?

Is Slow Instagram Becoming a Thing?

In the world of social media, everything is instant: instant sharing, instant shopping, instant gratification. But is there a movement emerging on social media to slow things down – is Slow Instagram becoming a thing? So, what does it mean for Instagram to be “slow”? […]

I Watched The Proposal So You Don’t Have To

I Watched The Proposal So You Don’t Have To

If you’ve seen any episode of this season’s The Bachelorette then you’ve also seen about one billion ads for ABC’s new show, The Proposal. If you haven’t (and you’re lucky), here’s the premise: a mystery bachelor (or bachelorette as we’ll see next week) sits in […]

5 Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List

5 Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List

Bachelor Nation by Amy Kaufman For: Fans of the Franchise and Reality TV Buffs I’m a pretty recent fan of The Bachelor shows – I watched my first full season last summer – but have become 100% invested in the franchise ever since. So, of […]

My Favorite Summer Beers, the Leggings I Bought at 4am, and the Latest Feminist Hashtag

My Favorite Summer Beers, the Leggings I Bought at 4am, and the Latest Feminist Hashtag

Happy weekend, everyone! I have to say it’s been a mix of a week: I hung out with my nephew and have some fun new blog projects in the works, but the job search was particularly tough this week. It’s so hard not to get […]

Why I’m Glad Mean Girls Didn’t Win at the Tony Awards (+ 5 Diverse Shows to see in Chicago)

Why I’m Glad Mean Girls Didn’t Win at the Tony Awards (+ 5 Diverse Shows to see in Chicago)

Sunday night was the Tony Awards and like any dutiful former high school theater kid, I tucked in for a night of Broadway production numbers, random movie stars who have taken to the stage, and too many white men winning in every category. And with […]

Weekend Vibes // The Week of April 6

Weekend Vibes // The Week of April 6

Happy Friday, all! This weekend I plan on (hopefully) doing a lot of yoga and drinking a big glass of wine. I’ve been sick for the better part of this week, but I think I’m finally on the up. I’ve slept at least 11 hours […]

Weekend Vibes // The Week of March 30

Weekend Vibes // The Week of March 30

It’s been a big week! I officially moved out of Madison on Tuesday and am (almost) unpacked here in Chicago. Woooo! I’m so happy I did my Marie Kondo-ing at the beginning of the year because even after all that I still felt like I […]

Weekend Vibes // The Week of March 16

Weekend Vibes // The Week of March 16

Hey friends! First of all I want to say thank you for all the messages about yesterday’s post – I was pretty nervous about putting all that out there, but the support I’ve gotten has helped me keep everything in perspective. You guys are so […]