‘Survivor’ Fan Favorite, Phillip Sheppard, Releases Sci-Fi Thriller

I distinctly remember the first science fiction novel I ever read. It was Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs and I had to remove the 1970s dustcover featuring a pulpy rendition of a scantily-clad Deja Thoris in order to bring it to school and keep reading. I remember my father pressing his leatherbound copy of the Hitchhiker’s Guide into my pudgy fifth-grader hands and telling me it was required

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How Not to be a Dick this Festival Season

Do you hear that? It’s the faint rustling of desert wind through a crochet crop top, it’s the frantic “click” of a selfie being taken, the slosh of waterbottles filled with vodka. Friends, festival season is upon us once again. It’s a time of dancing and drinking and other various pagan debauchery. A time to sweat like a gross animal and pay $14 for margaritas and furiously makeout with a

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Love & Tech: I Know What Your Ex-girlfriend Looks Like

So here’s the thing, I know what your ex-girlfriend looks like. The big ex. The important one. The one that ripped your heart out and took a dump in the hole. I had to know what she looked like, this mythical unfaithful unicorn that’s held up simultaneously as a standard and a cautionary tale. Because aside from the rampant infidelity, or mental disorders or long distance shenanigans she was the

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Are Dating Apps Like Tinder Changing Modern Dating for the Better?

My grandparents were childhood best friends who carved their names into a bridge somewhere in Auburn, New Hampshire. My parents met working together in a lumberyard in Los Angeles. My brother met his wife while serving in the Navy overseas. Two of my best friends met at my birthday party in Santa Monica two years ago. I met my boyfriend on Tinder. And the one before that. And several very

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