Category Archives: life writing

Marilyn, fifty years later

Inventing Marilyn Anyone who thinks the story of Marilyn Monroe doesn’t warrant such attention doesn’t know much about it. By Caitlin Flanagan, TheAtlantic.com, February 20, 2013 Thump—it landed on the doorstep last summer like an abandoned baby: the newest biography of Marilyn Monroe, a … Continue reading

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Life in the Romanov Palace

Maria and Anastasia’s Bedroom from The Alexander Palace Time Machine Immediately after the departure of the Romanovs for Siberia in August 1917 the palace was closed for a short for inventory, and then a series of rooms, mostly Parade Halls, … Continue reading

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Songs are like tattoos, you know…

In Which She May Bake Some Brownies Today Loo Loo Loo Loo Loo By Emily Gould, thisrecording.com, April 2, 2010 Ladies of the Canyon ushered in a period of unprecedented commercial success for Joni Mitchell. Warner Brothers marketed the album explicitly … Continue reading

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Wealthy, Whiny, White; or, “Privilege Lit”

Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-Lit and the New, Enlightened American Dream By Joshunda Sanders and Diana Barnes-Brown, Illustrated by Ana Mouyis, bitchmagazine.org For decades, self-help literature and an obsession with wellness have captivated the imaginations of countless liberal Americans. Even now, … Continue reading

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Settling for Mr. Not-Half-Bad: A 1930s Lori Gottlieb

How I Made My Marriage Happy: A Woman’s Personal Story Few of Us Find Everything We Want in Marriage, But One May Make the Most of What One Gets From Physical Culture magazine, 1930 HOW often have you remarked, as … Continue reading

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