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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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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The Necessity of Wong Kar Wai

The Necessity of Wong Kar Wai

| September 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Demonstrating both the benefits and the downfall of being an auteur, Wong Kar Wai’s swirling, vivid films are full of the mistakes, incongruities and strangeness of a visionary.

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How To Reclaim That Back-to-School Feeling

How To Reclaim That Back-to-School Feeling

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

For those of us not returning to school this fall, let’s pretend like we are. Here’s some ways to set the mood.

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Googling Former Flames: A Detective Story

Googling Former Flames: A Detective Story

| August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

We want to know if our old loves will look good with gray hair, if they’ll have babies, if they’ll go crazy. And now we can. We Google them.

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What Your Friends Are Listening To: New Music To Love

What Your Friends Are Listening To: New Music To Love

| July 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

Get your headphones ready…here’s whole list of music you won’t be able to get enough of.

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I Heart $: Some Pop Culture Economic Theory

I Heart $: Some Pop Culture Economic Theory

| July 26, 2013 | 1 Comment

For something we aren’t supposed to discuss if we’re being polite, we talk about money constantly; in poetry, in hip-hop, on reality TV, in the news, in advertising, in art, in our relationships. What is it we’re really saying?

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