Month: November 2017

The Trouble with the Tax Bill

The Trouble with the Tax Bill

Tax “reform” is the hill Republicans are willing to die on, apparently. Fair enough, because they have nothing else to show for their stint in power – no wall, no Muslim ban, no Obamacare repeal, nothing. They know they have to pass this bill or […]

Reparative Reading & Recent Reads

Reparative Reading & Recent Reads

Spending a lot of required time on classic literature and literary theory, contemporary fiction and recent releases have become my literary haven. I turn to them when I need to cleanse my mind, when I need a break, and maybe most importantly of all, when […]

The Attic on Eighth’s Christmas Playlist

The Attic on Eighth’s Christmas Playlist

Winter at The Attic On Eighth is a most festive time, from sharing recipes to mailing old fashioned Christmas cards, cozying up with loved ones and enjoying an endless stream of warm drinks by the fire, or laptop, as it were. From the lazy morning after Thanksgiving until the very first crisp days of a new year, this playlist is all you’ll find us listening to. Enjoy!

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Apple and Orange Cranberry Sauce

Apple and Orange Cranberry Sauce

Everyone and their mother has a go-to favorite cranberry recipe, or they (shudder) use canned. I realize that if what you know of cranberry sauce is canned then you’d easily overlook it every single year. But here I am imploring you to pay some attention […]

Turkey and Trump: Facts for your Thanksgiving Feast

Turkey and Trump: Facts for your Thanksgiving Feast

If you’re reading this and you are American, congratulations! You made it through the first nine months of Trump’s presidency and are now facing your first Thanksgiving with him as president. Last year felt a little unbelievable – we all talked over turkey and stuffing […]

By Our Bedsides, Vol. 3

By Our Bedsides, Vol. 3

By Our Bedsides is a new evening series in which we share the books, beauty products, and whatever else it may be that we’re winding down with at the moment. In this edition, Rory talks us through the items on her nightstand that help her relax.

I don’t believe in order. My tiny apartment is always in a state of disarray. The books are on the couch, the cushions on the table. Don’t ask.

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Reclaiming Elektra

Reclaiming Elektra

Detail of Frederic Leighton’s 1869 painting, “Elektra at the Tomb of Agamemnon.” Theatre in ancient Greece was made by and for men. Yet, many of the plays we have from then display interestingly almost-feminist qualities—at least when viewed through a modern lens. The example usually […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual day of remembrance for the transgender community and its allies to commemorate and draw attention to the horrifying violence that the community endures. This day is horribly significant each year with reported and correctly gendered murders of […]

Sunday Strolls, Vol. 1: Neuchâtel

Sunday Strolls, Vol. 1: Neuchâtel

Sunday Strolls is a new Attic series in which our Editors offer you a glimpse into their everyday lives by taking you around some of the cities they call home. In this first edition, Olivia walks you around her second most-frequented Swiss city, Neuchâtel. 

Filled with buildings made of yellow stone, Neuchâtel is the city the nineteenth century, French writer Alexandre Dumas said was carved out of butter (“taillée dans une motte de beurre”). It is a charming city that roughly only 32,000 people call home. I’ve only really gotten to know it over the past two and a half years, and it has, in that time, become the Swiss city I see the most outside of Geneva.

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Dear Men: You Can Do Better

Dear Men: You Can Do Better

Although I am completely, absolutely, entirely exhausted from explaining women’s issues to men in the hopes that they will listen instead of saying “okay, but not me!” it seems we are not quite finished. Large-scale predators like Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K., and Kevin Spacey are […]