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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

It is the middle of July even though, in my head, it still feels like June just started yesterday. But alas, most people are already writing about the day when they’ll be able to turn off AC. This was, I feel, yet another busy week for me — I once again put this list of… Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

Time. There has been way too little of it this week. I once again feel like I am so behind on, well, everything.   1.If anyone ever asks why women’s rights are still an issue, tell them it’s because so many people still think this way. 2. I really liked this photo essay on volcanoes in… Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

Weeks pass, you feel little change and then suddenly wake up and realize that half the year is nearly over. I’m not quite sure what day the cold spring turned into a warm summer but, suddenly, I’m installing an air conditioner and reaching for ice cubes in my drinks. In any case, my latest list… Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

It’s June. You certainly wouldn’t be able to tell the month is here just from spending time outdoors in New York City lately but it is not the second week of June nonetheless.   Why, unlike last year, is it cloudy? Why, unlike last year, is there still so much rain? I am so ready for the weather… Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

In between constant government hypocrisy and a major terrorist attack in a city where I once spent an entire academic semester, it has been a very difficult week. I am getting extremely tired of hearing the same trite sympathies, the same sides pushing their agendas minutes after an attack. And yet, as after every major… Read more »

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The Secret World of Shoes

  So I went to a Randall Loeffler sample sale. Even though I found the selection slightly disappointing (there was nothing I wanted to spend more than $100 on), I was incredibly impressed by the look of the location. The warehouse, the racks of shoes and the hidden closet entryway all helped create the impression of entering… Read more »

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Shop No More?

Some random thoughts: an entire generation of people grew up with the understanding that malls equalled fun. What will we do when megamalls shut their doors and most of our favourite stores move exclusively online (this isn’t some apocalyptic vision of the world, by the way — it’s happening now)?   Will we have to… Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

Even two decades into the age of the internet, many people can still be extremely curmudgeonly about the stuff that we read online. For way too many, blogs, websites and Twitter profiles sort of exist alongside but not within literature. I personally think we need to read both books and blogs. And so here is this… Read more »

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Splurge or Steal: The Crossbody Bag

  This fashion season, the embossed crossbody bag with a fabric strap has been gracing both the runways and the streets. For those who like to keep those one-season trendy pieces casual (or, like me, do not have the $500+ to shell out on a Marc Jacobs original), I found a Betsey Johnson bag for $50… Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

April. Warm weather (occasionally). Friends. Spinning world. Busy life. Links for you.   1.Did you ever want to know what other title ideas S.E. Hinton had while writing The Outsiders? Wonder no longer. 2. This photo essay on present-day Casablanca is vivid, colourful, and full of life. It tells so many stories about the people who live there…. Read more »