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08 Jul 2013

Dispatches From The Road: Viva BrisVegas (aka Brisbane, Australia)

Brisbane, Chez Watts Photography Waking up to your first day in Brisbane with the dual horror of a hang-over and a caffeine-withdrawal headache is never the best way to greet the early afternoon. The whole thing comes on in waves. The first thing you feel are the shakes as you

Royce Kurmelovs - The Australia Desk 1
astrology
19 Jun 2012

Broke-Ass Fun: Become an Astrology-Obsessed Nutcase

At an art show the other day, I met a princely man in a pea green windbreaker,  tribal print backwards baseball hat, and turquoise necklace.  I knew that we would get along, and not just because he was channeling a nature walk-loving Will Smith circa Fresh Prince of Bel Air-slash-

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
oprah
02 May 2012

Broke-Ass Rant: If You’re Not Oprah, Then You Have Time To Hang Out

Like a lot of people my age who are trying to Make It Happen, I’ve kind of got a lot of shit going on right now.  I work a full-time job that I don’t love to pay the bills, work at an online fashion magazine after my office job everyday,

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 1

I'm Running For Mayor of SF and I Need Your Help!

Over the past few years I’ve watched as San Francisco has been pulled out from under us and sold to the highest bidder. And I’m fed up and heartbroken. San Francisco is for everyone, not just the wealthy elite, and this is why I’ve decided to run for mayor....

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap
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15 Feb 2012

My Best (Worst) Get-Rich-Quick Ideas

You see, I’m what they call a “creative genius.”  I have a brain so out-of-control, half the time I can’t even make sense of the shit I come up with.  All I know is that I am constantly sprouting figurative light bulbs out the top of my dome, having what

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 2
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17 Aug 2011

How to Be Upwardly Mobile While Maintaining Your Street Cred

I went to an underperforming high school with prison bars around it.  I wore secondhand clothes, loitered on corners, witnessed armed robberies at KFC, and earned the nickname “Tasty Vanilla” from my peers.  Please don’t alert the authorities, but I’ve even spray painted on a wall before.  No matter how

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
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24 Jul 2011

Damn You, Debt!

Debt– it’s a terrible thing, and yet so many of us broke-asses are victims to this rather annoying plague. What to do? What to do? Last week, I was late for one of my credit card payments. I kept getting phone calls from a bizarre area code, that after I

Paulette Greenhouse - The Penny Pincher 8
17 Aug 2010

See Precious Without Having to Rent it

Sometimes, cultural zeitgeists turn out to be embarrassing. Movies that encompass pop culture at a certain time – Oscar nods, an Oprah success story, Mariah Carey without makeup on, Mo’Nique and her unshaven legs – are frequently too ridiculous to actually drop dollars to see. But you must! No one

Polina Yamshchikov - Flirt Poor 0