I Was Eclipsin’ Like It Was 1979!

I could’ve sworn there was a solar eclipse sometime in the 1990s. To make sure my memory wasn’t completely failing me, I went to Google to expedite confirmation. A bunch of recognizable sources was listed on the results page and I chose Wikipedia (I know, I KNOW) because I needed some plain English explanation for my reasoning. Four years in the decade experienced celestial beauty in … Continue reading I Was Eclipsin’ Like It Was 1979!

THE GLAM DOWN: A Throwback to Essie’s “Mint Candy Apple”

My first two years in New York, there was only one nail polish color that mattered and it was Essie’s “Mint Candy Apple.” When I finally got my hands on a bottle of it, I was still working at Topshop in Soho and I recall so well how a coworker (her name was Margeaux) stopped me after I dropped off clothes for the second floor … Continue reading THE GLAM DOWN: A Throwback to Essie’s “Mint Candy Apple”

The Lucy Parsons Center: A Bookstore for Boston’s Radicals [Full Pre-Published Version]

Abridged version was published on NPR: WBUR’s The Artery on August 7, 2017. Below is the original pre-published draft by the writer! by C. Shardae Jobson I first attempted to visit The Lucy Parsons Center on a balmy Saturday afternoon around 2 PM. After I saw upon arrival that it was closed, peering through the front door, all I could see were two bookshelves and a … Continue reading The Lucy Parsons Center: A Bookstore for Boston’s Radicals [Full Pre-Published Version]