“I didn’t want to crush my dreams.”
Pages torn from the scrapbooks of ’00s fangirls.
They want to drain you (or, at least, your favorite characters).
Plus memories of Philip Seymour Hoffmann, Pussy Riot’s big week, and a look behind the scenes of Mean Girls.
The joy of being a huge cliché.
Never outgrow the playground.
They’re not so nice. That’s why I love them.
Confessions of a former mean girl.
Don’t let anyone tell you this isn’t a perfectly legitimate use of your time.
In case you were wondering what any of those pretty pictures were.
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