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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 […]

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.   […]

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 […]

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 […]