In case you missed it… the pop star afterthought



You can find a lot more of my writing these days of on other websites (I’m hoarding content for books these days, it seems). Check out my piece on the evolution of Miley Cyrus on Lady Clever. Excerpt below:

When the world first met Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana, with her mountain of highlighted hair, giant teeth, and a mouth full of y’alls, no one suspected that some seven years later they’d be watching her twerking in a unicorn suit, sporting a bleached blonde buzz cut and a smattering of tattoos, bizarrely center stage and more relevant than before. Seemingly overnight, Miley Cyrus has mysteriously acquired some sort of cool-kid street cred, transcending her previously marketed aw-shucks Southern sweetness, her father’s epic ‘90s mullet, and that “Party in the USA” song.

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In case you missed it… another Flip Collective Field Trip

Male Triangle


Flip Collective just started its summer season, and that means I’ll be back with a few pieces. Like this one, “The World’s Second Most Difficult Triangle,” about unicorns perfect men.

There’s a graphic out there — I’m sure you’ve seen it — often referred to as “The World’s Most Difficult Triangle” or “What I Want in a Woman.” It is a simple, black and white rendering of a shape, accompanied by the adjectives “intelligent, emotionally stable, good-looking,” as well as a directive in the center: “Pick two,” it says, inferring one inherent, tragic sacrifice. Intelligent and emotionally stable? She’s likely got the face of a horse. Good-looking and intelligent? Watch out for when that nut job stabs you in the hand with a fork. Good-looking and emotionally stable? Hope you’re into girlfriends who are as dumb as Golden Retrievers.

Click here to read the rest of the piece on Flip Collective.