The “previouslys” here are kind of tragic. Before landing in the loft, Norm orates that the roomies are “beaming” in anticipation of being reunited. Eric reveals he got coronavirus. Kevin notes that their cast were reality TV “pioneers.” Eric says “the world needed [the Real World] to evolve (citation needed)…


Previouslys: Julie says when she was 19 she said, “I’m not racist,” but it took her this long (30-ish years!) to realize, “oh, I have to be anti-racist.” Kevin tells Becky that she (and all Americans) have been “grossly mis-educated and don’t even realize it.” Becky doesn’t listen, Norm tells…


It feels like a fluke that I got to watch Real World Homecoming: New York in 2021. I didn’t crave seeing it as I craved seeing season 13 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, but like Drag Race, it turned out to be excellent TV that has and will continue to define…


Hey! Let’s get the band back together and put on a show! Now, more than ever, we really need it! It’s a global pandemic after all, and we ain’t getting any younger. So, for six days, MTV was able to assemble the original cast of the Real World to reunite…


Sounding out 2020

Music is the soundtrack to our lives, and 2020 was a really tough year. So much that today, the 300th of January, is still the space for me to reflect on the past year’s lessons and records while looking to the future, which is now. In several…


It’s a new year, allegedly! And it feels like the 100th of January, 2021. While I fully own my tendencies towards expressing nihilism and visualizing future doom, I’m not above changing up my skin care routine from time to time. As I have heard from others anecdotally, smearing creams with…


I know this has been a year like none other, because unprompted, year-end lists are assembling themselves and floating into my head. One of the many losses of this pandemic has been the forced closure of small businesses. Early on, Fricano’s Deli chose to close, and it broke my heart…


One of the very few legitimate thrills of 2020 for me was getting to hop on a couple of chill yet exciting Zoom meetings led by Andrea Linett and Kim France, of I Want to Be Her! And Girls of a Certain Age, respectively. I’ve been reading the work of…


Thumbs up to this side of the box grater: the radish or cole slaw side

My kitchen has seen a number of changes during the pandemic, or trends. Some will stick, others must be cut like so much overgrown, shaggy hair: severely. For instance, my exploration of white breads, with nutritional value of C-minus, has come to an end. But these additions I see sticking…


Once, at a yard sale in Austin a few years ago, a friend of a friend wordlessly walked a collection of zines that had been put out back into the house and reshelved them. …

Alexandra Richmond

Writer, photographer, office worker in Austin, Texas. Former contributor to many publications a long time ago

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