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Hey, I get it. Gadgets are expensive. An iPad will cost quite a hefty chunk of your paycheck. A computer ain't cheap, nor are gaming consoles. But even as I reluctantly forked over the dollars and cents for my MacBook Pro, all the while considering whether or not the Genius Bar can be haggled with, I got it. It's a computer. Of course it's expensive. What I don't quite get? Christian Louboutin's new tech-themed "Lady Peep Geek" embroidered ... Read More
Whether it's a new pair of shoes beckoning you from across the store, or you're absolutely positive that dress will look just as good on you as it does on the model, I think most of us have had those moments where we have to consciously convince ourselves that we just. Don't. Need. It. If this feeling rings a bell, then we have a feeling you'll love illustrator Sarah Lazarovic's ingenious idea to "cope" with this superficially daunting task: rather than purchasing ... Read More
In Overdressed, New York-based writer Elizabeth Cline explores the extreme decline in the cost of fashion, and the political, economic, and social implications of this change. Cline begins with a personal yet familiar anecdote: she once bought seven pairs of $7 shoes in a single haul, only to eventually throw half of them out without having worn them once. Most of us who grew up in the ’90s practice Cline’s former shopping ritual: consistently buying ... Read More
The first time I received a pad was in a small package in health class including a flowery smelling deodorant and a pamphlet on puberty. The boys received Old Spice. I thought their door prize smelled better, and dismissed the pad by adhering it to a guy friend's back, because I was eleven, and I wouldn't even need it for anything but amusement for another three years. Even when I did, I quickly realized that, just as ads promoted, pads felt "like a diaper." And ... Read More
 By Sonja Patterson Photographed by Aaron Spicer You may have visited the District of Columbia’s many monuments and memorials, but the city has lots of sexy, unexpected spots that go beyond the usual historical suspects. At its heart, D.C. is all about the pursuit of happiness, and for many Washingtonians, that means setting aside policies and partying when work is done. Stuffy speechwriters cut loose at one of the city’s many comedy clubs; ... Read More