Month: December 2017

By Our Bedsides, Vol. 4

By Our Bedsides, Vol. 4

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, Raquel talks us through the items on her nightstand that support her […]

Favorite Holiday Adjacent Films

Favorite Holiday Adjacent Films

If you’re anything like us, the second Thanksgiving passes, you’re ready for the holidays. The tree comes out, decorations go up, music starts playing, and you want to start watching all of your holiday favorites. Sometimes though, you don’t want to watch all of your […]

Decorating with our Literature Editor

Decorating with our Literature Editor

Come the day after Thanksgiving every year, I’m ready to decorate. Reality always seems to get in the way though – little things seem to come up and decorating always gets pushed back until the first week of December. Post-Thanksgiving exhaustion, sick family members, writing deadlines, and late shifts at work. Decorating always goes from a dreamt-up day of cheer to a few hours snatched here and there in the evenings. Thankfully though, the Charlie Brown Christmas album finally played and the tinsel came out this past Sunday and the last of my decorations went up. Here are some of my favorites.

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The Attic Digest: October – November 2017

The Attic Digest: October – November 2017

The Attic Digest is back with a round-up of our (and your!) favorite posts of the past two months, highlighted together and split by activity for your weekend enjoyment. READ: Literature Editor Olivia Lindem discusses the reparative powers of reading the likes of Ali Smith and George […]

An #AutumnAtTheAttic Roundup

An #AutumnAtTheAttic Roundup

As our Lifestyle Editor, Lee Clark said back in October, autumn is our season here at The Attic on Eighth. We’d be sad to see it unofficially go now that most of the leaves have fallen to the ground, but December brings such seasonal joy with it that […]

Almost Midnight

Almost Midnight

Sometimes I find myself thinking

About the blood that ran through me

Last Thursday,

Piping, boiling hot;

And then again, on Monday,

Cold, and iced like tea.

 

I find myself thinking about

The Children growing inside me,

Clawing their way out

Like Athena.

 

I think about the spit,

The urine, the shit

That keep us alive.

Christmas Trinkets

Christmas Trinkets

And just like that, Christmas is upon us! 2017 has blundered its way through and we’re suddenly at the tail end of the year. I don’t know about you, but these eleven months have gone by so quickly I barely have time to breathe and […]