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In living room color

Mind the Gap

behind his professional veil of taupe, my therapist owned the most amazing art collection. I went to his house one day and saw it.
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Learning to report

Mind the Gap

Whether or not Audrey noticed any outward changes in how I covered shows, she unwittingly helped me feel like I was capable of being a reporter.
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Of all the gin joints

Mind the Gap

And in all honesty, as much as I liked the movie, I wasn’t head-over-heels in love with it — a year of build-up from an avid fan can do that to a film.
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‘Firework’ is about sex

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Between my mom and my friends, I was left with no vocabulary to talk about music with, and no one to justify my opinions to on what a song was about or what made it good.
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Green Rabbit

Sometimes, other people’s love of the music you’re playing is only a side effect of the feeling you get from playing that music for yourself.
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Our TV Club

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My mom gave me a lot of advice; advice from an infallible person is hard to say no to. But from Berkeley, I didn’t have to say no — she wasn’t there to record the shows.
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For Kyle, who changed the movies I love

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Kyle’s excitement made my heart flutter. The movie was his — he sent me blocks of exclamation marks and little hearts, unwittingly coloring in magic marker hues over my tangle of nerves.
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Septembre days

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So, my friends have taken it upon themselves, and my life has filled up with teachers who explain why the subject they’re teaching is important.
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