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.

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.

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"Get your OWN DAMN SCHOOLS!"
I waded into the charter school debate…and it got real.

"Get your OWN DAMN SCHOOLS!"

I waded into the charter school debate…and it got real.

Besttttttt.

Besttttttt.

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ellenwillis:

Come celebrate the release of “The Essential Ellen Willis” on Friday, May 2nd at Galapagos! There will be free drinks, free love, and free Ellen Willis readings from some of your fave writers. (Oh, and non-free books courtesy of WORD Bookstores!)
RSVP here.

YES!

ellenwillis:

Come celebrate the release of “The Essential Ellen Willis” on Friday, May 2nd at Galapagos! There will be free drinks, free love, and free Ellen Willis readings from some of your fave writers. (Oh, and non-free books courtesy of WORD Bookstores!)

RSVP here.

YES!

Finally binge-watched Broad City and am officially in love with Abbi and Ilana, especially Ilana who reminds me of about 5 separate people including a couple of amazing dudes.

Finally binge-watched Broad City and am officially in love with Abbi and Ilana, especially Ilana who reminds me of about 5 separate people including a couple of amazing dudes.

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"At first glance, the 150 people gathered just outside Northeastern University on March 18 seemed to be staging a typical rally criticizing Israeli policies—an increasingly common sight on left-leaning American campuses. But upon closer inspection, the mix of NEU students and local Boston activists were calling for another thing to be freed: their speech."
I investigated a pro-Palestinian student group’s cries of censorship at Northeastern University…and found out they’re not the only ones who feel this way.

"At first glance, the 150 people gathered just outside Northeastern University on March 18 seemed to be staging a typical rally criticizing Israeli policies—an increasingly common sight on left-leaning American campuses. But upon closer inspection, the mix of NEU students and local Boston activists were calling for another thing to be freed: their speech."

I investigated a pro-Palestinian student group’s cries of censorship at Northeastern University…and found out they’re not the only ones who feel this way.

What about Cafferty tho

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"It doesn’t seem like many people care about us…Getting this scholarship was the first time I felt like someone believed in what we could do."

Congress can’t quite pass the DREAM Act, so billionaires are throwing money at the problem. (Not that they’re really making a dent…) My latest for NBC News.

"

Max Novick has known he’s wanted to be a filmmaker for years, ever since he saw “A Clockwork Orange” and “Fight Club.” Since then, he’s set about making this happen. His resume is four pages long, filled with dozens of jobs—production assistant, director of photography, script supervisor—on independent and student films in the New York area.

He’s also only 16 years old, a junior at Roslyn High School in Long Island. The “jobs” have been unpaid volunteer opportunities—in other words, internships. He’s been “aggressively seeking this stuff out” since middle school.

“I just think, ‘What am I waiting for?’” he said. “Now’s the perfect time because I’m not in college so I don’t have to worry about getting paid…I’m really kind of future oriented.”

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— Read more about high schoolers on their interning grind at Nbcnews.com. (P.S. Max Novick will be hiring us all in 10 years. Beware.)

This hand signal is why 15-year-old Dontadrian Bruce, a student and football player in Olive Branch, Miss., was suspended and faced expulsion. The district accused him of throwing up “gang signs.” He told me he was just repping his football jersey number.
Here’s my report for NBCNews.com; the 21-day ordeal this mild-mannered kid went through because of “zero tolerance” is pretty nutso.
Also: a local organization informed me on Twitter that not only had DeSoto county been sued for things like this before (which I mention in my piece), it had also been cited in a report criticizing school discipline. Sounds like it’s time for a few changes…

This hand signal is why 15-year-old Dontadrian Bruce, a student and football player in Olive Branch, Miss., was suspended and faced expulsion. The district accused him of throwing up “gang signs.” He told me he was just repping his football jersey number.

Here’s my report for NBCNews.com; the 21-day ordeal this mild-mannered kid went through because of “zero tolerance” is pretty nutso.

Also: a local organization informed me on Twitter that not only had DeSoto county been sued for things like this before (which I mention in my piece), it had also been cited in a report criticizing school discipline. Sounds like it’s time for a few changes…