Topic: craigslist

There Is A Real Ad On Craigslist Promising ‘The HBO Girls Living Experience’

There Is A Real Ad On Craigslist Promising 'The HBO Girls Living Experience'

Attention youngs! If you saw the glamorous, cosmopolitan lifestyle depicted on the popular HBO television show Girls and decided you want to further ruin New York find your inner voice by moving to hip, happening, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, now’s your chance. Someone has posted a real, honest-to-goodness Craigslist ad promising you a thoroughly depressing experience. More »

Bullish: Every Weird Thing You Do Will Help You

Bullish: Every Weird Thing You Do Will Help You

I recently spoke at Yale University, where it was icy and Gothic, everyone was very nice and very smart, and I was reminded of what it was like to be 21 and not know how to order a cocktail yet. I was also reminded of what it was like to be able to say, “I study literature” (or philosophy, or economics) and have that mean basically full-time: I LIVE THE LIFE OF THE MIND. Oh, college!

Specifically, I was the guest at a Master’s Tea, wherein the master of one of Yale’s residential colleges chats with a guest about some interesting topic. We drank Earl Grey. It was very civilized. Although the posters for my talk said nothing gender-specific, almost everyone who showed up was female. I just have that vibe, I guess. More »

Harlotry: How I Became A Whore

Harlotry: How I Became A Whore

I decided I wanted to be a prostitute when I was seventeen. Most people assume I made this decision because I had seen Pretty Woman too many times, because my parents didn’t hug me enough, or because I was somehow coerced into my decision. None of these assumptions are correct. I’ve always been prone to viewing my life more as a story or a series of discrete experiences than as an actual life of connected events. However, saying I decided to join the oldest profession to advance my story is also overly simplistic. More »