Embroidering Stories

September 27, 2011
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After powering through a ton of literary theory in the month of August, I’ve recently returned to the land of fiction. Working as a temp receptionist gives me a lot of down time with my Kindle, and I recently joined a book club, so the past few weeks have been the perfect time to work […]

Society, Morality and Harry Potter #2

September 20, 2011
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Fred and George Weasley as Model Entrepreneurs   It’s been a while, and it’s not as specific as I’d like, but I wanted to put out this piece of Fred and George so I can move on to the next part in my Harry Potter series of posts. I’m still working without the books in […]

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A Love Letter to Cassette Tapes

September 13, 2011
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I spent the first five years of my life not sleeping much. Much to the chagrin of my parents, I never hit that stage of early childhood where I finally slept a solid, semi-normal night’s sleep. I wasn’t necessarily disruptive, I just didn’t need to sleep that much. For those nights when I wasn’t tired […]

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Going Out on the Town (or Country, or Suburb)

September 6, 2011
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Those who follow me on any social network know that I’ve been job hunting for several months. This week I’m up for a host position at a semi-upscale restaurant in a swanky Manhattan neighborhood. Today I trailed the regular host as a sort of audition for the job. Our first and largest challenge of the […]

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Afternoon Art Project: Intaglio Cameos

September 4, 2011
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On my lazy Labor Day Sunday afternoon, I undertook and documented a little art project. It was easy, fun, and I got to play around with melted wax and seals. Did you all ever do that growing up? So much fun! I thought I’d share my project, plus a little bit of historical background: A […]

Posted in: Decorative Arts

Literal Misfits

August 30, 2011
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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 […]

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India Day Parade

August 23, 2011
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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 […]

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