Indie words

My visit home a few weekends ago took a slightly weird turn when, out of nowhere, my mom mentioned my recent Facebook profile picture, commenting, “Sahil, you’re looking so metro.” I paused. I pondered. I was confused. In modern vernacular, “metro” refers to “metrosexual,” of course. A metrosexual male cares
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OFF THE BEAT: Piss, pastries and Paris

It was nearly 7 a.m. Paris time, a full nine hours ahead of my body’s clock, which thought I was still in the Bay Area even after a 13-hour flight and two nights of no sleep. Under these conditions — with around 90 pounds of clothes and books that I
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