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Lego my Ego

God, if you are a feminist please do not strike me down with your giant field hockey stick. Because, I tend to believe that for girls, hooking up is a lot more about ego, and for boys about unhooking bras.

by GENA KATZ

Reviving the lost art of the dinner party

With summer ending and the back-to-school high wearing off, the season can start to lend itself more to social anxiety than an endless flow of good vibes.

by CLAIRE STAPLETON

This is my confession

There are no excuses. I know I'm very bad but I can't seem to help it. And as much as I hate to use the term, I just may be obsessed.

by DAN BLANCHARD

Just keep sucking

I was eating an entire box of Popsicles in one sitting when I realized: I am obsessed with Popsicles.

by ILENA PARKER

I'm not well

Earlier this week I was sitting with some friends when I realized something: I was talking about myself.

by GRANT GINDER

Comme Des Garcon

In 1981, when everyone else was wearing technicolored spandex and plastic baubles, Rei Kawakubo, the founder of uber-rad clothing line, Comme des Gar?on, was clothing her models in slashed up sculptures that were black from head-to-toe.

by NICKIE HUANG

Play Ball

Turning Japanese is difficult. Even if you think that you are, you probably are not. Even if you really think so, you most likely won't.

by GENA KATZ

Mo' Tokyo, yo

Remember when you used to venture fearlessly around continental Europe without running into every caustic Tom, Dick and Harry from Penn that a) you already slept with, b) you loathe and avoid like e.

by 34TH STREET

Turning Japanese

Tamagotchi: Also known as "gigapets," these loveable, friendly keychains were popular with sexually repressed school girls on BOTH sides of the Pacific.

by GRANT GINDER

Nara

I want to make art that says 'fuck you!'" says Yoshimoto Nara. The artist has earned a cult fanbase in Japan, with good reason.

by JACLYN EINIS

The biggest egos

Matt Klapper: Matt Klapper has 691 Penn friends on thefacebook.com. He likes them all. No seriously, he does.

by 34TH STREET

The surreal life

My watch has been broken for two years. Sometimes the hands move at twice their normal speed, sometimes not at all.

by 34TH STREET

Photographs of a world destroyed

At last, after this long and freezing winter, April has arrived. Fling is just around the corner, the end of the semester is on the horizon and the sun (hopefully) is about to warm our aching bones.

by LEX CHALAT

Let there be light

Rats are brilliant architects. For them, the intended purposes of humankind's designed objects hold no meaning.

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Plant paparazzi

Ever since my bamboo plant "Cactus" was featured in last week's Ego section on "Best Looking Pets," my stalky companion has developed a little ego of her own.

by GENA KATZ

The cat's pajamas, etc

Anxiety Wrap, $63.95 The Anxiety Wrap is a wonderful tool that helps dogs cope with past and present fear issues.

by 34TH STREET

How to: Be a brandster

Frankly, we don't care who you are. Your personality bores us, as does your pathetic attempts at conversation.

by GRANT GINDER

You are what you wear

In prehistoric times, a person's apparel was a testament to physical agility and hunting prowess. Your apparel was only as spectacular as the animal you had the ability to kill.

by 34TH STREET

Original sin

When Eve plucked the apple from the tree in the Garden of Eden so many spring seasons ago, she was hungry.

by GENA KATZ

Best Dressed hipmeter

HIP Three-piece suits Lacoste t-shirts Cashmere sweaters True Religion Jeans Non-poofy North Face jackets Vans Marc Jacobs garments Tabard sweatshirts Patterned galoshes SmartWool socks Flip-flops Long underwear Poofy North Face jackets Theta sweatshirts Polo garments Fringy scarves Brand new purple Chuck Taylors Popped collars PhiSig Sweatshirts Penn clothing Abercrombie & Fitch Surf Shack T-Shirts Mavi jeans Juicy Couture garments Uggs Anne Taylor Loft garments Donovan McNabb jerseys NOT HIP

by 34TH STREET

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