vəˈräɡō/: a woman of strength or spirit; a female warrior.


“Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown”

I remember peering down at 3 am from a loft party on Beach street in Boston’s Chinatown in the late 90s. Eyes gazed onto a sudden onset of hookers, dead of winter, fur coats scrupulously flashing bikini-clad bodies to passing cars in sub-zero temperatures.They’d cruise around the block, only to return within minutes and repeat as I watched in awe …

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The Original DIYers

If you’re anything like me, you’re old enough to have had grandparents who survived the great depression, the utmost faction of survivalists who knew how to fix the hell out of anything. “Waste not, want not” was the creed. My grandfather had a beautiful used, Oldsmobile Delta 88. “Beautiful Used” was a good thing back then. Nowadays, you buy a cell …

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An Open Letter To The Subway

I’ve been riding you for some time now. Your windows are like movie stills. In the first scene, a homeless man sleeps off a drunk oblivion. He’s still, but you speed him away as I watch from the platform. What did Einstein say? The speed of light is finite, but we’re in two different spaces. I can’t pretend to totally …

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Hold Still My Heart, Broad City

Guess who’s back, bitches? Last night’s season premiere of Broad City was like salve on a burn. Literally, ‘Two Chainz’ was blood, sweat, tears, and levity. It’s one of the few shows that can get me to do that noiseless gyration (the mob scene in the pop up store was perfect). The show’s airiness paired up with a strong dose …

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How To Maintain Your Zen Through The Stress of The Holidays

I’m not sure if the rapture of the holidays has hit you yet, but it certainly hasn’t hit me. Too many incredibly disturbing things going on right now. Are we seeing a return of ’68?  A lot of us are pondering if this is going to get a whole lot messier before it gets better (assuming it gets better.) I’m not …

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