Laura Schadler

Laura Schadler grew up in the mountains of Virginia. She studied filmmaking at Bard College, and writing at California College of the Arts. Her fiction has appeared in The Southern Review, Denver Quarterly, Gettysburg Review, Fourteen Hills, and West Branch Wired, among others. She teaches writing and is currently working on a novel.

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How Revenge and The Count of Monte Cristo Capture Our Eternal Need for Closure

How Revenge and The Count of Monte Cristo Capture Our Eternal Need for Closure

| March 26, 2014 | 2 Comments

What can a novel from the 1800s and a modern day TV show have in common? Answer: so, so much.

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First Kiss: 20 Strangers Asked to Make Out, Entire Internet Goes Awww

First Kiss: 20 Strangers Asked to Make Out, Entire Internet Goes Awww

| March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

By featuring strangers kissing, Tatia Pilieva’s First Kiss reminds us of our full capacity for connection and that everyone we love now was once a complete stranger.

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How Did We Become So Obsessed With Yoga?

How Did We Become So Obsessed With Yoga?

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Once the fringe interest of a handful of bohemians, yoga is now a full blown cultural obsession. How did this ancient practice manage to stand the test of time?

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7 Bands You Really Should Be Listening To

7 Bands You Really Should Be Listening To

| January 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

Too-cool-for-school singles, long awaited new albums, local acts livening up our beloved and embattled city: all reasons to get psyched about the music of 2014!

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Falling In Love With Robots: Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’ Asks, Could It Be So Bad?

Falling In Love With Robots: Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’ Asks, Could It Be So Bad?

| January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

What, exactly, does it mean to be human? What does it mean to be in love? These questions are perhaps ever increasing in their relevance, and Her explores the answers in turns sweet, comic, and scary.

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TV Is Making Us Less Happy. Is It Time to Stop Watching?

TV Is Making Us Less Happy. Is It Time to Stop Watching?

| December 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

Studies suggest that television is related to people feeling more irritable, dangerously sedentary, and less happy. It might be time to kill your TV.

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Pop Culture To Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving

Pop Culture To Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving

| November 26, 2013 | 1 Comment

Studies say gratitude can help us sleep better, make us happier and inspire us to exercise. These are the movies, television shows, and books that I’m grateful for. What about you?

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Who Will You Choose? The Dire Geometry of The Love Triangle

Who Will You Choose? The Dire Geometry of The Love Triangle

| November 7, 2013 | 3 Comments

Love is full of messy, maddening entanglements and the precise geometry of the love triangle is our narrative attempt to give gray areas a structure we can understand.

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Pop Culture Shock: Life in the Woods Without The Internet

Pop Culture Shock: Life in the Woods Without The Internet

| October 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

What happens when you move to a place far away from pop culture?

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Remember The Day River Phoenix Died? Not As Well As You Think You Might

Remember The Day River Phoenix Died? Not As Well As You Think You Might

| September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Were you really playing soccer on the neighbors’ lawn at dusk on a warm night when River Phoenix died? Does it matter?

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