Topic: American-Idol

Why Seeing Steven Tyler on ‘American Idol’ Shattered Precious Memories From My Adolescence

Why Seeing Steven Tyler on 'American Idol' Shattered Precious Memories From My Adolescence

The year was 1993 — the venue, the Boston Garden. A 13-year-old girl clad in a flannel shirt and Doc Martens stood excitedly on the arena’s floor surrounded by thousands of similarly attired Massholes, anxiously awaiting her favorite rock star to hit the stage for her first-ever concert.

That 13-year-old was me, folks, and that concert was Aerosmith. They were touring for “Get a Grip,” and they were fucking awesome.

Fast forward 18 years.
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Bullish: How to Tell if You’re a Narcissist (and How It Might Be Holding You Back)

Bullish: How to Tell if You're a Narcissist (and How It Might Be Holding You Back)

Are you a narcissist? If you really are, you probably won’t care. Or else, you’ll read this article and think, “Yes, but that’s for people who can’t back it up. Boo-ya!”

This November, the task force behind the DSM (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) announced that Narcissistic Personality Disorder had been removed. The New York Times had a cheeky take on the matter: A Fate That Narcissists Will Hate: Being Ignored.

I’d been thinking about the topic of narcissism ever since 2005, when I was working to establish myself in stand-up comedy. An ex-boyfriend found my website and emailed to say that the site was “the most narcissistic thing I’ve ever seen.” More »

8 Things I Don’t Miss About My Early 20s

8 Things I Don't Miss About My Early 20s

My birthday was a few weeks ago, and getting older always makes me reflect on the past. I’m in my late 20s and, even though I occasionally go overboard looking for fine lines on my face, getting older has been pretty great me for me so far. Every once in a while, though, I miss my early 20s, when getting up “early” meant “before noon.” That said, I’d take my independent late 20s over my confused, anxious early 20s any day. Here’s some of the stuff I absolutely don’t miss. More »