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Literal Misfits

August 30, 2011 by


Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans often bemoan the fact that no television show of BtVS caliber has been created since Buffy‘s last season. They wonder if an heir to the Slayer throne will ever appear on the airwaves again. Then along came the British superhero dramedy Misfits. Though it seems more similar in subject matter […]

India Day Parade

August 23, 2011 by


What follows is a departure from the usual format of our posts on The Love Machine. It’s not a critical analysis, but more of a creative-nonfiction-in-progress. A bit of background: I’m working on becoming a post-colonial scholar, so I decided to go to the New York metro area’s India Day Parade this Sunday to get […]

Love Letter: Majora’s Mask

August 18, 2011 by


There are a lot of nostalgic 20-somethings writing on the internet about how awesome the 2000 Nintendo N64 game The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask was. If you’ve never played this game, I think I’ve written this article with enough explanation such that you shouldn’t be confused, and it should be interesting even if you […]

The Fragile Bodies of Mad Men

August 16, 2011 by


I’ve gone a month without health insurance. With every ache and pain I worry about what it could mean, projecting the cost of a hospital visit, wondering about how other uninsured people handle the anxiety. My body feels more fragile than it ever has because I know that one mistake while chopping vegetables or crossing […]

Harry Potter Excursion #1

August 11, 2011 by


Harry Potter and the College Experience After a period of dormancy, The Love Machine is back on a regular update schedule, with Caitmechanic posting on Tuesdays and yours truly posting on Thursdays. I’m continuing my series Society, Morality, and Harry Potter, but I’m not picking up where I promised I would in my last entry, […]

Parisian Style in the American Imagination

August 9, 2011 by


More than any other city, Paris evokes a very specific ideal of timeless, romantic clothing: Breton shirts, straw hats, scarves around the neck, all accessorized with a bicycle basket stuffed with wine and baguettes. Paris is not alone in this; most cities are epitomized by a certain type of style. In fact, men’s style blog […]