About ten years ago, I got a letter in the mail when I was living in Australia (the first time). I opened it and all it said was, “I’m so sorry I missed you. – David.” That was it. No other evidence of who it was, except that the return address on the envelope was fromRead On >>
The Graduates on the new Gilmore Girls
we could remain silent no longer
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 >>
Elves f**k and have better clothes than you
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'
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 >>
Gilmore Girls Movie?
and 26 signs that prove you, too, are a Gilmore Girl
In case you were wondering about the best thing that’s ever happened to us, it was when Gilmore Girls creator, writer and producer, Amy Sherman-Palladino called us up and told us she loved Graduates in Wonderland and wanted to make our book into a movie. Okay, so that’s not technically a GG movie, but itRead On >>
Lizzy Caplan Cover Story!
(or things I found while procrastinating on my Lizzy Caplan article)
“I like to collect things. I’m good at it” — As “research” for my cover article about the beautiful Lizzy Caplan (star of Masters of Sex and previously known as playing Janis Ian from Mean Girls), I came across this short funny video of an artistically shot “Fashion Film” spoof by Matthew Frost starring theRead On >>
I Wrote Five Failed Novels
While we were in America, we wrote a lot of articles so we’ll be reposting them here! Here’s one of our favorites, from Rachel, about the pressure to succeed when young and our childhood dreams (originally posted on Huffington Post): My father was almost the next Great American Novelist. That’s what the readers wrote onRead On >>
We're back in London!
AND….that’s a wrap! We’ve chatted with editors and authors and readers across the country on our random hodge-podge book tour from New York City, to Brown, to Milwaukee and Madison and down to Houston! Here are our top highlights: 1) Brown alums of all ages buying our book for their graduating daughters and nieces 2)Read On >>
That Time Jess Visited Rachel in Paris
a Dialogue about the "Lessons" that were learned
Jess: Here’s the primary memory I have of my trip in Paris visiting you. I GOT SCALPED. A FRENCH WOMAN NAMED SANDRENE SCALPED ME. Do you remember this? Rachel: Of course I remember this! How old do you think we are?! That was only a couple of years ago. I remember that you were goingRead On >>