Once upon a time, I got duped into the interview from hell.

Have you ever been recently graduated and unemployed? Ever seen those ubiquitous and mysteriously vague ads looking for “entry level marketing specialists”? Ever applied?

I did. Don’t do as I did.

My piece on that job-hunting disaster over at Levo League:

What I Learned During the Worst Job Interview Ever


Gaultier at the De Young

My review of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk:

Visiting the De Young’s current exhibit, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, is like falling down a rabbit hole to a world where high fashion and street fashion, Victorian and 21st century mix freely, where gender is fluid, and where the word “overdressed” is not in the vocabulary. Walking out,  the visitor is left pondering one’s suddenly rather bleak-seeming wardrobe, but also the potential drabness of his or her personality – “Would you dare wear these clothes, given the chance?” the exhibit seems to ask.

Read the rest: Nonconforming Beauty: Gaultier at the De Young


I took a mini road trip to Whiskeytown Lake to see the eclipse:

As the eclipse edged closer to annularity, the crowd swelled excitedly around the telescopes. I wasn’t the only adult with a childlike gleeful grin on my face. Closer and closer, the dark disc of the Moon slid across the Sun, now breaking away from the edge, first a lopsided curve, then the perfect ring, as the spectators cheered, “Wow, there it goes!” “It’s so beautiful!” A young girl next to me, turning earnestly to her mother, gasped, “I’ll never, ever forget this!”

Read the rest here: Chasing the Ring of Fire