The Graduates on the new Gilmore Girls

we could remain silent no longer

Gilmore Girls Graduates in Wonderland

So we know this is super-late, but cut us some slack—they took ten years to get back on the air, we can take a few weeks to process. Of course, we’re talking about the Gilmore Girls re-boot. Gilmore Girls, after all, is so important to us that we used to sneak into the apartment upstairsRead On >>

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Our book is our emails from Beijing to New York, Paris to Beijing, Melbourne to London. But that was before we knew you – and now we want you to be a part of our emails! Get a round-up of our favorite things, what we’re up to, and travel tips, plus any ridiculous wisdom that’s currentlyRead On >>

Michael Phelps and I Have A Lot in Common

But seriously, cupping is terrible

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Finally. An excuse to write about Michael Phelps. I wrote about cupping in GRADUATES IN WONDERLAND, because it was possibly the most terrible experience of my life. Here’s an excerpt in my letter from Beijing to Rachel in New York: Anyway, we actually lost a little bit of time together because I got sick. It’sRead On >>

Elves f**k and have better clothes than you

Elf School

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  I went to elf school in Iceland and wrote about it for Jezebel: “Every time I see a local ripping off a tourist for some ‘authentic’ experience, I think, ‘Who the hell is going to fall for that?’” Dylan, my ex-roommate, remarked a few months ago over breakfast. “And then I think, ‘Oh wait.Read On >>

Kate Bolick “Spinster” Profile

All by myself: How single women are redefining 'spinsterhood'

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When I (Jess) was back home in Texas this summer, I picked up “Spinster” by Kate Bolick at Barnes and Noble, even though I’m not really the target audience. I’d read compelling reviews and wanted to know what the fuss was about. I ended up reading this on the plane back to London – andRead On >>

Winter Survival: Almanzo Wilder’s Apple Pie

Husband of Laura Ingalls Wilder

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There were preserves and jams and jellies and doughnuts. But best of all, Almanzo liked the spicy apple pie, with its thick, rich juice and crumbly crust. He ate two big wedges of the pie. – Farmer Boy, 1933 *The apple pie looked delicious, its homemade lard and flour crust glistening and golden. “Is this one ofRead On >>

How to Get Fat in Paris

Without Even Trying!*

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1. Constantly go to cafes. Order coffee. It’ll come with a large jug of full-fat milk and will taste so bitter, you’ll need to douse it in sugar. You’re going to need a croissant to break up the strong flavor of coffee. It’ll be made almost entirely of butter. 2. Buy “souvenirs” for friends andRead On >>

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The Worst Job I Ever Had

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This is the first in our ongoing series of the worst/weirdest jobs — What job gives you the hands of a desert wanderer, the complexion of a newborn, and the ability to knock out anyone in close range with your overwhelming scent? Being a soap pusher at LUSH – that ever-pungent fixture on the BritishRead On >>

24 Hours in Witch Country

Investigating the witches of Lancashire

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The wind is howling on Pendle Hill on Halloween. It lies in Northern England, and has been described to me as a seductive hill with a macabre, dark past. My friend Rachel and I are climbing the hill – it’s only 4pm, but the sun sets in less than hour. We can see the small villages of Sabden,Read On >>