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So, it's September. I've been in denial of this fact for a few weeks because a) wasn't it just 90 degrees and humid a week ago here on the east coast? and b) I'm not going back to school so it can't be fall yet, right?  Alas, it is now more than two weeks into September and the official first day of fall is just within reach. It is finally time to unearth your favorite scarves, mittens, leather jackets and knee boots. Read More
I grew up in the quiet Chicago neighborhood Hyde Park, surrounded by the University of Chicago. For the most part, Halloween was intimate and fun: just a few of us kids going from door to door with our professor parents collecting candy from nice people. But I always stayed clear of one block.    Harper Avenue. It was the hotbed of all things Halloween, and while I ran, my peers flooded the small street. Why? Because it was truly scary. One image is burned into my mind for life: an actress, laying on a porch, pretended to rip her intestines out for all the kids to see. Read More
  Fall is the best time of year because you can experiment with all the pumpkin flavored drinks in the world without feeling judged. (But even if you are judged, WHO CARES!) Here are 10 fabulously yummy recipes to get you started:   1. Spiced Pumpkin Eggnog: ALL DAY, ERRYDAY (sorry).   2. Pumpkin Pie Martini: #blessed   3. Smashing Pumpkin because, lol PUNS.   4. Bourbon Pumpkin Pie Milkshake: I will only be drinking this from now on.   5. Pumpkin Spice-Infused Vodka: Friday nights just GOT CRAZZZYY.   6. Read More
  Oh my dear. Say it isn’t so. The designers over at sexy costume source Yandy are using a terrible misinterpretation of “twerking” to sell outfits. In a section they call “Costumes to Twerk In,” the venders market costumes that expose the buttocks. Of course, the first is an knock-off Miley Cyrus VMA costume called “Furry Party Animal Halloween Costume.” The other costumes have absolutely nothing to do with twerking except that they have cheeky bottoms; the list includes an interpretation of Wonder Woman, a ninja, and a soldier. Read More
It’s autumn: people are pulling out sweaters, drugstores are breaking out the Halloween candy, and food blogs are teeming with pumpkin recipes. While it’s completely reasonable to eat these tasty gourds year round, there’s something about fall that makes pumpkin dishes twice as nice. Here are ten easy (& delicious!) recipes that will leave your taste buds feeling nice and cozy. Read More