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Culture writer at @BuzzFeedNews. My novel STARTUP will be published by Little, Brown in 2017. Email me: doree@buzzfeed.com.

Kelly Ripa, Melissa Harris-Perry, and The Cost Of Being In Charge

Kelly Ripa, Melissa Harris-Perry, and The Cost Of Being In Charge
buzzfeed.com — On Tuesday, when Kelly Ripa went back to work at Live With Kelly and Michael, she told the audience: "What transpired over the course of a few days has been extraordinary, in a sense that it started a greater conversation about communication, consideration, and, most importantly, respect in workplace."

Why America Is Ready For Novelist Angela Flournoy

Why America Is Ready For Novelist Angela Flournoy
buzzfeed.com — I'm driving through Detroit in a rented Ford sedan with the author Angela Flournoy, and it's hard not to think that Google Maps is deliberately trying to get us to avoid the city's ghosts. "It keeps wanting to - I'm just going to say, avoid things.

The 20 Most Important Essays About Prince

The 20 Most Important Essays About Prince
buzzfeed.com — Warner Bros / Everett Collection "During the filming of Purple Rain, a few months after the song was recorded, a love scene between Prince and the movie's female lead Apollonia was filmed, taking place in a barn. The literal climax of the scene featured a rainstorm, with the sunlight filtering through the storm to provide an image of purple rain.

A Cheat Sheet to the Secret Nicknames of the Literary Elite

A Cheat Sheet to the Secret Nicknames of the Literary Elite
gawker.com — One way of communicating to everyone that you're "in the know" is to refer to people not by their bylines, but by their IRL nicknames. Everyone will know you're a poser if you don't call A.O. Scott (pictured) "Tony." Here are some other ones, which you can feel free to pepper your conversation with at the next Lapham's Quarterly party.

The 'New York Observer' At The Four Seasons

The 'New York Observer' At The Four Seasons
gawker.com — The significance of holding last night's party to celebrate the New York Observer and its new website at the Four Seasons restaurant was intentional, obvious, and not at all lost on anyone. Despite its recent Frank Bruni demotion to two New York Times stars, the restaurant remains the symbolic and probably actual center of New York old-guard media power.

How Your Celebrity Sausage Gets Made: The Ka$e of Ke$ha

How Your Celebrity Sausage Gets Made: The Ka$e of Ke$ha
gawker.com — Thousands of young, impressionable girls move to Los Angeles hoping to make it big every year. Why did Ke$ha break through? And what does it say about us as a culture that she did?

The Biggest Name In Women's Shoes Is Steve

The Biggest Name In Women's Shoes Is Steve
buzzfeed.com — One weekend in November, Steve Madden was sitting in the greenroom at a brand-new Nordstrom in Torrance, California, waiting to go downstairs for a personal appearance to promote his eponymous shoe line. Wearing his typical uniform of baseball cap, long-sleeve henley T-shirt, jeans, and black boots, his body has the top-heavy triangular shape of someone who spends most of his free time at the gym.

Meet Diane Warren, Whose Songs You've Been Ruining At Karaoke For Years

Meet Diane Warren, Whose Songs You've Been Ruining At Karaoke For Years
buzzfeed.com — There's a lot that may have seemed incongruous about the scene in a recording studio inside the songwriter Diane Warren's Hollywood office on a recent rainy afternoon, where the rapper Big Sean was holed up in a booth recording vocals for a new track.

This Is The Most Amazing Home Birth Story You'll Ever Read

This Is The Most Amazing Home Birth Story You'll Ever Read
buzzfeed.com — They live in the Bay Area, and they are both pretty badass: Marco is a web developer and Aniyia is the founder and CEO of a startup called Tinsel. Oh, and they delivered their baby. At home. By themselves. All tweets used with permission.

The Shade Room Is Coming For The Gossip Industry's Wig

The Shade Room Is Coming For The Gossip Industry's Wig
buzzfeed.com — Last Saturday, Instagram account @TheShadeRoom posted a screenshot of a comment left by the singer and actor Countess Vaughn on the Instagram of her former Moesha co-star Brandy. It read, in part: "I apologize for anything Negative I've ever done are [ sic] said to you ...
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May 04, 2016

RT @annehelen: excellent piece on @andizeisler's new book and pitfalls of marketplace feminism. newrepublic.com/article/132991…

May 04, 2016

Love this by @uugwuu: Drake Demonstrates The Struggle Of Being In Your Late Twenties buzzfeed.com/reggieugwu/dra…

May 04, 2016

RT @jonlovett: The evidence against Woody Allen remains staggering. You have to choose not to see it.

May 04, 2016

Still thinking about the bachelorette party we saw in Vegas last weekend who were wearing "Bride's Bitches" sashes

May 03, 2016

@aminatou he lists “africa enthusiast” in his Twitter bio

May 03, 2016

.@nitashatiku dismantling Arianna Huffington's sleep "revolution" is 🔥🔥🔥 buzzfeed.com/nitashatiku/ar…

May 03, 2016

@manionpaul @nitashatiku oh weird there was an emoji that didn’t come through


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