Happy 10th birthday, Mean Girls!
I scored my first internship—with the film editor of the Village Voice—because of a piece I wrote about Mean Girls that I claimed would be published in a college literary journal. (I lied.) Then, a few weeks into my tenure, I scored my first published assignment: a 75-word review of Herbie: Fully Loaded. So basically I (along with countless members of the paparazzi) owe my entire journalistic career to mid-aughts Lindsay Lohan.