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Mark Brennan Rosenberg is the author of the critically acclaimed book Blackouts and Breakdowns. His second book, Eating My Feelings, will be released this August through Crown. He is also the author of the popular blog The Single Life.... He currently resides in New York City. Follow him on Twitter @markbrosenberg.

Entries by Mark Brennan Rosenberg

25 Things That We Need to Bring Back From the 1990s

(3) Comments | Posted August 7, 2015 | 6:55 PM

The 1990s were a simpler time. Shoulder pads were still socially acceptable, millennials did not yet know that they could make zero dollars an hour writing articles on the internet telling the world how great they are and Sally Jesse Raphael still graced our television screens every afternoon. Yes, it...

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Why You SHOULDN'T Stop Waiving the Rainbow Flag on Facebook

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 4:20 PM

On July 2, in what seemed to be an attempt for the Washington Post to acquire as many clicks to their website as possible, an article entitled "Why you should stop waiving the rainbow flag on Facebook" was posted and a wave of backlash and comments quickly ensued.

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Social Media: The Next Generation of the Salem Witch Trials

(3) Comments | Posted May 27, 2015 | 5:29 PM

Everybody's heard of the Salem Witch Trails of 1692-1693, right? If you haven't, you need to get your ass to a library right ASAP. Many history teachers use the Salem Witch Trials to teach their students about the dangers of what can happen when mass hysteria takes over communities. Most...

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10 Tips on How to Make it in L.A.

(3) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 2:04 PM

As a recent transplant from New York, I am quickly realizing that moving across the country to Los Angeles is like moving to another planet. I've really had a hard time acclimating to my new home. People just don't operate with the same fast-paced, "go-get-em" attitude as they do back...

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Theater Etiquette For Dummies

(7) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 2:02 PM

It's that time of year: the time of year when millions of tourists descent upon New York City to celebrate the holidays. While there are an endless amount of sights to see while visiting New York, almost everyone coming to town this holiday season will want to take in a...

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Dear TIME Magazine: Stop Telling Gay Men How to Act

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 3:54 PM

Normally, I don't pay any mind to click bait I find on the Internet, but a post from TIME Magazine entitled "Dear White Gays: Stop Stealing Black Female Culture" published on July 9, 2014 came to my attention. After reading it, I was surprised that TIME Magazine, arguably...

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A Vistor's Guide to Walking in New York

(2) Comments | Posted April 25, 2014 | 6:14 PM

Walking. To most people, this is a seamless thing that they do every day. To the millions of tourists who come to New York, this can be a sometimes daunting task. Listen, we get it -- you're on vacation. However, unlike traveling to a beach, resort or theme park, you've...

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10 Life Lessons We've Learned From Scandal

(1) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 4:25 PM

Fewer shows on television nowadays are as nail-biting and genuinely entertaining as ABC's guilty pleasure to end all guilty pleasures Scandal. Each week viewers are taken into the utterly chaotic lives of the good people of Olivia Pope & Associates and each week something extraordinarily scandalous happens to the people...

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Let's Stop Complaining and Start Thanking

(4) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 11:11 AM

We live in a world where we now expect that our opinion matters, no matter what we have to say. It's 2014, we have so many outlets to speak our minds whether it be a happy thought or a mean tweet. However, with so many advances being made in entertainment,...

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7 Perks of Being Single

(9) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 12:44 PM

With Valentine's Day right around the corner and HBO's new series Looking heating up our television sets, the pressure to find a mate is felt more than ever this time of year. Now that I am in a relationship, I look back on my single days fondly. There are so...

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A Real Housewife Gets Real Funny in Off-Broadway's "NEWSical the Musical"

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 2:31 PM

It's very rare to see an Off-Broadway show in New York have special guest stars but on Monday night, I was one of the privileged few invited to the opening night of Real Housewives of Atlanta star and Grammy Award Winner Kandi Burruss' two week run in NEWSical the Musical...

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I Wish I Lived Inside My Facebook Page

(1) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 1:53 PM

My Facebook page is a wonderful place. I am always successful, I am always happy and I always have something funny to say at just the right moment. My Facebook page is so much better than my real life that sometimes I wish I lived inside my Facebook page. Just...

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Would You Really Want Your Life to Be Like the Disney Princesses?

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2014 | 4:57 PM

The latest craze on social media seems to be Disney princesses. From gay guys to teenage girls, you cannot scroll through your Facebook newsfeed without a Buzzfeed quiz asking, "Which Disney Princess Are You?" or an article called, "If All Disney Princesses Were Replaced With Beyonce." Sure, these movies are...

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Five Tips For Successful First Dates in 2014

(0) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 12:03 PM

With the New Year upon us, every single guy or gal is looking for that special someone to pair off with. Perhaps you didn't have someone to kiss when the clock struck twelve, or you're hoping to have a Valentine this year -- a new year means a new beginning....

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Gay Men Should Do Whatever They Want in Their Relationships

(5) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 4:35 PM

There has been a lot of controversy over a blog post I wrote on The Huffington Post two weeks ago entitled "Are Gay Men Scared of Monogamy?" Given the response, you'd think I'd written a post called "The Gay Apocalypse Is Coming, and If You Don't Pair Off,...

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7 Things We Should Give up Doing On Social Media in 2014

(1) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 4:11 PM

The time of year is upon us. The time of year when we all make a resolution to either give sometime up or make ourselves better people by working out more or eating fewer sweets. It's also the time of year I wish I had remembered to buy stock in...

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Are Gay Men Scared of Monogamy?

(143) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 3:58 PM

In a recent blog post I wrote on The Huffington Post, "8 Things Gay Men Need to Stop Saying," I listed "Do you want to sleep with other people?" as one of the things that gay men need to erase from their phraseology. My tongue-in-cheek look at gay...

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Drag Queens Reading Obituaries... Seriously (VIDEO)

(2) Comments | Posted November 19, 2013 | 6:45 PM

2013-11-13-0.jpegOne of the funniest Web series in ages has an all-new episode. Drag Queens Reading Obituaries, the brainchild of comedian Mike Kelton and produced by Amey Goerlich, an eight-part Web series with probably the most self-explanatory title ever, features eight hilarious drag...

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8 Things That Gay Men Need to Stop Saying

(221) Comments | Posted November 14, 2013 | 5:55 PM

I love gay men. I love to sleep with gay men. I love to hang out with gay men. I love to be a gay man. But for a group of people who are, for the most part, extremely intelligent, we say a lot of stupid things, some of which...

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Lady Gaga's ARTPOP Falls Short

(45) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 12:49 PM

I will be the first to say I love Lady Gaga. When she debuted in 2008, her brazen pop hits and unique style set her apart from other pop starlets like Britney Spears and Kelly Clarkson. She was different. She was exciting. She was utterly shocking. Coming out of the...

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