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Super 'Heroines'

BY ALYSSA VINCENT

There’s an image that graces many “Tattoo inspiration” boards of Pinterest. A tan, slim woman is half-submerged in a swimming pool. Since she faces away from the camera, you can see the small text on the middle of her back that reads “I’m the hero of this story.” It’s hard to tell whether the people who re-pin this image love the Regina Spektor song “Hero” that holds this lyric, if they like the placement or style of the tattoo, or if they’re just attracted to the power that a statement like that has, especially on a feminine body. 832 more words

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The Best Things We Read on the Internet This Week: John Jeremiah Sullivan Gets Bratty, Gawker Writer Says Goodbye to All That Blogging

Listicles, tweets, your ex’s Facebook status, picture of dogs wearing costumes — the internet offers no shortage of entertaining stuff to look at. But there’s plenty of substantial writing out there, too, the pieces you spend a few minutes reading and a long time thinking about after you’ve closed the tab. 672 more words

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