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Awful Birth Control Methods We Never Want To Go Back To

The Awl | Posted 08.16.2012 | Women

Some things aren’t as good as they used to be, but that isn't true of birth control. Some tips from the footnotes of history, used by women (and in ...

The 40-Year-Old Party Girl

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 10.10.2012 | Parents
Julie Gerstenblatt

We console each other with hugs, tears and food and then pound it out at the gym to manage our stress and tame our grief. And, occasionally, we spin down a pole on a party bus while slurping Jell-O shots.

Writer On Miami: 'I've Never Met So Many Lonely People'

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 06.27.2012 | Miami

It wasn't until he wrote a piece for the New York Times about relocating to Miami that we realized that one of The Awl co-founders lives in our fair c...

The Art Of Sexting

Posted 01.24.2012 | Arts

Once the love letter dominated the scene for writing your lover. But these days, nothing gets the blood pumping like a good sext. Like "Come over baby...

Why I Didn't Get My Sister a Gift -- Yet

Lori Fradkin | Posted 02.25.2012 | Women
Lori Fradkin

My sister and I used to exchange gifts on our birthdays and during Hanukkah, but last year, I offered up a new idea: What if we just sent each other two gifts a year -- at any time?

A Field Guide To Your Office Nemesis

The | Posted 11.21.2011 | Comedy

97% of Americans have an office nemesis. Here is your illustrated guide to the statistics behind the phenomenon....

Bank Of America Nabs Malcolm Gladwell To Educate Small Business Owners

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

Struggling small businesses need not fear any longer: Malcolm Gladwell is on the way, sponsored by Bank of America. Gladwell, the bestselling write...

How The For-Profit College Can Destroy Your Life

The Awl | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to Frank Donoghue's book, The Last Professors, fully one-third of American two- and four-year colleges were for-profit by 2003. The Universi...

Harvard Prof Defends Teaching 'The Wire'

The Awl | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

"The Wire" is a fictional television show that many people really liked and that many people think is a very revealing take on The Way We Live in Urba...

What's the Difference Between e-Essays and Blog Posts?

Alex Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alex Moore

The typical Klosterman release is a bundle of 18 or so essays. When this type of content is no longer bundled, I have trouble differentiating it from really long blog posts.

BLOG WATCH> The Awl Anticicpates Burlesque, The Whitney, And Chris Cooper

The Awl | Awl Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The Anticipation List... (by The Awl Staff) • Ritter, Dene, Voss: it just opened! • And Everything Is Going Fine: Steven Soderbergh's documentar...

Jason Linkins

Ten Things That Did Not Suck About The Media In 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's New Year's Eve, that time of year when you toss aside your better instincts and succumb to America's need for Contemplative Listicles that Explai...

Jason Linkins

Los Angeles Free Clinic Offers Portrait Of Today's Dysfunctional Health Care | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

While the media is busy at assaying the ever-shifting political calculus over health care -- who's up, who's down? -- it's worth remembering that actu...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: May 6, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

AFP has the story on the effects of the swine flu on the nation of Afghanistan, where officials have locked up the country's only pig for the time bei...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: April 21, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Over at Foreign Policy's Shadow Government blog, there's a thoughtful post up from Philip Zelikow - no bleeding heart, he - about torture. The whole ...