Jessica Hopper lives in Chicago, where she jams Dolly Parton LPs at top volume. You can follow her on Twitter @jesshopp.
While I sleep, there is still a “we.”
Advice about class privilege, finding a drummer for your band, and being friends with boys.
Plus thoughts on cultural appropriation and race, Coachella for dads, and the best Beyoncé tribute you’ll ever see.
Products that help dry winter skin stop freaking out and/or flaking off.
Advice about crushes, being called “sweetheart,” and ultra-negative friends.
Songs by kindred spirits.
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