September 5th, 2013
In interview after interview over the past three years, usually surrounded by thousands of screaming young women, the band has politely corrected reporters who characterize their followers as “insane” or “deranged.” “We prefer ‘passionate,’” they’ll demur. “Or ‘dedicated.’”
There’s more to this than semantics. Possibly you don’t realize how radical it is to see five guys treat young women with respect, and to demand that others do so as well, but it is. In a world where “fangirl” and “groupie” are routinely used to put down women who are enthusiastic about anything, One Direction stands in shocking contrast to their peers and to the culture as a whole.
- I wrote about One Direction fans for The Awl.
August 29th, 2013
A day when one of your stories gets picked up by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and another one gets you a thank you from Ms. Beverly Johnson is a pretty good day.
April 15th, 2012
Snoopy figured out that Joe Cool isn’t cool anymore, so ladies and germs, he is now Joe Punk.
OH HELL YEAH.
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Let’s not talk about how long I stared at this making sure I didnt have any of the same tattoos.
March 29th, 2012
““Researching the kinky story was one of my first assignments…. I had to be bold enough to comb the depths of the internet for subjects that would make most people blush and had to be unafraid to reach out to renowned experts.””
- A lovely thank you letter from an intern. I’M SUPER AWESOME TO WORK WITH.