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Once Again, Always

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When I was a girl, I dreamt, often, of putting my hand to my face and feeling the roughness of stubble. When I was an even younger girl, so young that I might have even been genderless, those years when all is permitted, no top at the beach, no difference between us (no, even then I was a girl), my father would let us shave with him. A puffy handful of Barbasol. My brother and I would dab it on our cheeks until we had beards of soft white nothing. Our father would remove the cartridges from two razors, the old kind, the kind they do not sell anymore, the kind even he does not use anymore, silver metal, round handle, single blade. Then my brother and I would sit on the counter, our father between us, the mirror barely big enough for our three faces, and proceed to shave. My empty swipes taking away lines of foam. The serious skrtch skrtch of my father’s strokes. Gradually, gradually, our faces would emerge.

Now I am a guy, and I dream, sometimes, of tucking my hair behind my ear.

Read more Once Again, Always at The Toast.

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This is beautifully written; sad and sweet.
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The hit 'Guardians of the Galaxy' soundtrack is free at Google Play today

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Look, in the months since Guardians of the Galaxy's box office dominance, we've all probably heard "Hooked on a Feeling" a few too many times. (Spotify puts the total stream count at over 16 million.) The film's soundtrack was a hit in its own right, topping the Billboard 200 charts and becoming one of the year's best sellers. It's no 1989, but the album did tremendously well considering it's really just a compilation of '70s tunes. But each song was perfectly tied to the script by writer / director James Gunn, who just today reiterated the importance of music to Guardians.

But if you haven't yet felt the need to buy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 — it was very easy to stream — consider this your lucky day. Google is offering the entire soundtrack...

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Netflix Is Adapting A Series Of Unfortunate Events As A TV Series

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Netflix Is Adapting A Series Of Unfortunate Events As A TV Series

Unfortunate things are coming to Netflix—miserabile, vile, carnivorous things. Lemony Snicket's dark and droll A Series of Unfortunate Events is coming to the screen again, this time as a series from Netflix.

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I love these books, I can't wait! I wonder if it will be live action or animation. I see pros on both sides.
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Watch The First Scene Of Vampire Mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows

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One of the most buzzed-about films at this year's Sundance Film Festival is the mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows, following a group of vampire roommates, who are forced to learn about the modern world. This clip of the film's first six minutes shows us what they're working with.

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Deception

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:deal with it:
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Haha
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