When I moved to New York City and didn’t accomplish what I had expected, I blamed the person I had come here for. But was it really his fault? More
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I have a long-running joke with myself that if I had a nickname that would be used in quotation marks as my middle name in something like my obituary or embroidered in cursive on my mechanic’s uniform, I’d want it to be “bottomless mimosas.” Joanna “Bottomless Mimosas” Rafael bubbles right off the tongue, doesn’t it? Well, it does after a few flutes of juice mixed with champagne. Too bad my self-imposed moniker is illegal. It was never going to catch on anyway. More
It’s an easy place to fall in love with, or romanticize and is laced in juxtapositions and secrets. More
Had this not been what I had always wanted? Wasn’t this the next step in the six-year plan I had devised my freshman year of high school? More
Before moving to the city, I imagined Christmas in New York to be exactly how it is depicted in films: perfect. I seamlessly blended together the scenes in movies with my understanding of reality. I was so sure that my first Christmas in New York City would see me living in a winter wonderland reminiscent of the ones seen in Serendipity and Home Alone.
How had I been so wrong? More
Who would have thought a story about murder could involve laughter and singing? A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is a Broadway show receiving rave reviews as a musical comedy. The show “tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, … More
I love living in New York City, but is it making my anxiety unbearable? More
It’s nowhere near the first time this has happened. More
This weekend, geeks, geek babies and industry types alike descended upon Manhattan for New York Comic-Con–San Diego’s smaller, pluckier East Coast sister. No matter its size or attendance, though, New York Comic-Con is still very much a place to cosplay and be seen. Here’s a bunch of delightful DIY looks from the weekend’s festivities. More
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You can be raised by very nice people — even very nice, very responsible people — and still be raised with totally self-defeating values about money, work, education, navigating institutions, and planning your life. More
Fashion may not be for the faint of heart, but is it for the fickle? More
While this thumbnail may make her look like an elegant ballerina in a blush pink tank… do not be fooled. More
The month-long sting resulted in the arrests of men from all walks of life: lawyers, doctors, dentists, engineers, college professors and students, a stockbroker and a car salesman, with ages spanning 17-79. They were apprehended through an ad on Backpage.com (which, we’re now learning, is a haven for devil-may-care attitudes toward capitalization, as well as escorts). More
I moved to New York a little over one month ago. So far, I love my job, I like my apartment, I enjoy the food and, despite the many warnings I received prior, I have already made some very, very snazzy friends. In all honesty, the only thing that has been really stressful is the deep and unsettling feeling that I am not pretty enough to live here. More