Alejandra Aponte

"The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue." –Dorothy Parker

Reading

Choosy Suzy

It’s getting sort of ridiculous. The amount of books, I mean. For those who don’t know (and possibly probably don’t care): I am currently in the process of packing all of my things, as I’m moving to a rather large city on the East coast early next year. For me, the worst part about moving isn’t my clothes, or my shoes (though they come in a pretty close second–apparently I

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Like, Whiteness

So apparently there’s all this brouhaha over the fact that some people–some messed up INSANE IN THE MEMBRANE people–are kinda upset (or perhaps confused, to use a euphemism) about something in the movie adaptation of The Hunger Games.  They’re confused over the fact that Rue (and several other characters, but I’m specifically talking Rue) was played by an African American girl. I suppose I could go on and on and on

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We, the Cultists

Just over a week ago, my sister got a library card after going without one for over a decade. We went to the central branch of the LA Public Library. She was writing a paper at the time, and needed a particular play, and it was only available at the central branch. So off to downtown we went. Do any of you know what parking in LA is like? It’s

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I’m angry, you guys. Like, really really angry.

So I’m spending the day at home, with Cyd Charisse (my netbook), the newspaper, and my manuscript to keep me company. In a moment of procrastination that started about two hours ago, I checked my Twitter feed. You will not guess what I found. Basically, Sarah Ockler, one of my favorite writers EVER EVER EVER (and no, I’m not kissing ass here, kids. She’s brilliant. Almost every sentence in Twenty

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