tv shows
I have many fond memories of testing out pastel-colored cream eyeshadow and ungodly amounts of body spray.
At 15, I'd only touched the tip of the heartbreak iceberg. But if I could blast Liz Phair in my bedroom -- and learn how to swear with her emphatic nonchalance -- I might be OK.
Sundays demand the kind of movie that will clear your mental clouds and buoy your heart without asking anything in return, like rapt attention or postponed bathroom breaks or, dare I even speak it, putting on shoes.
So let us harken back to Sassy's days of yore and marvel over the fact that their fashion spreads were killing it.
The Internet of yore was a weird, beautiful place.
POPSUGAR editors describe the ups and downs of being 20-something.
Finally, I had jeans I could wear. All my friends had jeans, and now I did, too. I could even tuck in my shirt. It was a revolution in my desperate-to-belong soul.

Jun 2, 2014 at 9:00am | 128 comments

sex tapes
Sometimes I want to be a sex-crazed, 23-year-old party girl again, if only for 12 minutes and 31 seconds.
'People aren't judging you as much as you think they are. This one will take you a LONG time to figure out.'
If someone wrote this book about me, it would be called Ashley, Fat and Talkative.

Nov 17, 2013 at 12:00pm | 23 comments

Meet Matilda Wormwood, the patron saint of Little Girls Who Like Reading.

Sep 22, 2013 at 12:00pm | 52 comments

For some reason, it never occurred to me that I could simply make all of my Southern favorites myself. These were always things that were made for me, as an act of love.
Aw, remember LiveJournal? I still go back to check on old friends, though it feels like visiting a ghost town (and confronting unpleasant former versions of myself can be ... unpleasant).
I’m not saying you HAVE to listen to nothing but “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child while you read this, but it really ties the article together.

Aug 23, 2013 at 5:00pm | 107 comments

Not to get all cane-shaking about it, but what do the disaffected youth watch today, without a young Christian Slater to be the smirking antihero who shows them how to defy authority and destroy everything?
ya lit
Remember that time when kids weren't expelled for being jerks?
summer camp
I still get nostalgic when I think about my camp days (and in the summertime, those days pop into my head often). Anyone else? Let's swap camp stories!
Maybe we feed on misery because sometimes, it’s the best way to actually feel something, and this might be the most depressing point that “Heathers” has to make.
flowers in the attic
Having a great time in the attic! Weather looks like it’s possibly beautiful! Wish you were here! Love, The Dollangangers
Reason #1: It is a movie whose plot hinges on the very real dangers of illegal abortion.