Two Dates With Robert Durst

I was fortunate enough to share paella with a woman who mentioned, in context, that she had briefly gone out with Robert Durst. Naturally, no else else at the table was allowed to speak until she had shared us with the full story.

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow: The Cost Of High-End Extensions

High-quality hair extensions turned one woman from Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde.

A Pope You Can Believe In

It was like an Aaron Sorkin wet-dream made real in DC yesterday: a liberal president met with a progressive pope to talk about poverty, immigration, and climate change.

Rich And Poor Families Alike When It Comes To Spending

Vox has put together a series of colorful charts that show that, whether we make $70,000+ a year or only $5,000, we in America have relatively consistent spending priorities.

Would You Like to Buy a Bus For $5?

Bus includes: flat screen TV, refrigerator, reclaimed wood walls. Bus does not start.

Class Matters: How We First Learn About Class

“I have never been able to identify or understand my class.”

The Discomforting Compulsion of Making Comparisons in Your 30s

We have already made some of the decisions that are defining what kind of lives we can lead, and the sum of these choices is expressing itself again, now as adults, and in big ways.

The Cost Of First-Ever-Plane-Flight FOMO

My frugal upbringing made me very thrifty. The idea of spending any sort of money on travel, which was an intangible moment rather than a tangible good, was ludicrous.

Waiting For The Homeless Bus With Mr. Palmer

I met Mr. Palmer on January 6, 2012, while I was waiting for the homeless bus to arrive at Venice Beach to take me to the emergency winter shelter for the night.

Kink Is Expensive: The Cost Of Setting Up As A Dom

The picture of a Dom you may have in your mind, with leather corset, boots, skirt and maybe a whip? That’s a minimum five hundred dollar outlay IF you buy 2nd hand.