Trying My Hand at Portuguese in Brazil

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My whole life, it has bugged me when I don’t know what something means. This has lead me to study many languages at some level or another. I stumbled my way into Portuguese because I… View Full Post

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Rio de Janeiro in Pictures (and Words!)

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Rio de Janeiro is by far the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. Eery, cosmopolitan, tropical, vibrant, mellow, sprawling – it’s like many cities packed into one. The beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema are posh,… View Full Post

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Cecely Meller on Advertising Copywriting

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This week my guest was Cecely Meller, a copywriter who recently moved back to Minneapolis. Cecely and I have chatted over coffee a couple times about what it’s like to work in the frenetic world of… View Full Post

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Why the iPad Pro is a Magical Machine

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The rest of the world may not have been waiting on the edge of its seat for a giant iPad with a fancy stylus, but I was in the small population that was. I like… View Full Post

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American Crime Story: Did the Glove Fit?

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For some reason when I first heard that there was a new show called, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, the only detail I focused on was Ryan Murphy’s name in the credits.… View Full Post

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Emily Weiss on Food Writing, The Hairpin and American Girl Dolls

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This week my guest was the very funny Emily Weiss, who has written for The Hairpin, had a stint as the dining critic at City Pages and now works at Iconoculture. I met Emily a… View Full Post

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“Love” on Netflix: Binge Watch, Marry or Kill?

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I felt cautiously excited about Love, Judd Apatow’s new Netflix show starring Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs. On a surface level, it has all the ingredients to be a show I’ll like. It stars two Comedy Bang… View Full Post

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What It’s REALLY Like to Get LASIK on Your Peepers

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LASIK is a bit contagious. Suddenly one person pops into your workplace, and they look a bit different. Did an alien abduct their eyes and replace them with fake eyes? Oh wait, no. They no… View Full Post

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