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Read Rosemarie: the F word

If you’ve been reading this column consistently, you probably already know that I have little to no shame. I’ve spoken extensively about how I let Kim Kardashian’s iPhone game take over my life — I’m seven months clean, by the way — alluded to the fact that I used to
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We are living in the Golden Age of Television

What’s your favorite TV show? This used to be a simple question. “The Twilight Zone,” I’d answer, nervously feigning some sort of classical intellectualism. My family didn’t have cable, and I felt obliged to answer with a series that was representative of what’s traditionally deemed the “Golden Age of Television”
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Read Rosemarie: Under the influence

I always attributed my musical awakening to the moment I saw Taking Back Sunday perform “MakeDamnSure” on “Degrassi: the Next Generation.” I was 11 years old and fed up with being laughed at birthday parties for not knowing the words to Mariah Carey’s “Shake It Off” — Taylor’s is better,
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My brief career as Elvis Presley

From the ages of 2 to 4, I thought I was Elvis. And I don’t mean this in a cute, childish, make-believe kind of way. I truly believed that I was the King. It all began when I was 17 months old. I heard an early recording of Elvis singing
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Ranting on the Grammy Awards

I have always hated the Grammys. I hate how the nominees for Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year always seem to be reflections of the Top 40 charts. I hate that Lou Reed, the Band, Talking Heads, Notorious B.I.G., Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin,
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An open love letter to my Amazon Prince

Dear Amazon Prime, When we first met, you united me with my autographed preordered, first-edition printing of John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars.” The year was 2011, and I was just a hopeless romantic — a teenage fangirl — looking to finally punch the numbers of my newly printed
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One Starr’s impact on music history

When I think of popular music revolutionaries, grand images of glamorous, gleaming rock ‘n’ roll deities begin to form in my mind. I picture Elvis, sitting on a golden throne made of electric guitars and microphones. I picture Chuck Berry duck-walking across the stage as he powerfully plucks the strings
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The crux of filtered friendships

Do you ever wake up in the morning and decide that you want Chipotle for dinner? You spend the entire day thinking about what to get, constructing perfect images of your precious burrito bowl in your head, reciting your loyal order over and over to yourself like a haiku: Brown
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About freaky songs…

I’ve probably listened to the song “Rock & Roll” by Dr. Dog upwards of 400 times. But this past week as I listened to it on my walk to class, I began to wonder what it was about this song that made me keep coming back to it. The opening
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My life, in fiction

On Jan. 14, I sent a text message to my best friend. It read: “Is saying, ‘This is fiction,’ enough to convince someone that what you wrote isn’t true?” The night before, I had just finished reading Lena Dunham’s notorious nonfiction essay collection, “Not That Kind of Girl.” Scratch that.
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