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Home Sweet Alone

When I moved into my first studio apartment in 2017, I got obsessed with the 1995 Jewel single “You Were Meant For Me.” In the song, Jewel has recently split with her lover and moved into her own apartment. She’s heartbroken, but she also digs having her own spot. She fries eggs and reads the […]

Posted inArts & Culture

Adrian Tomine

Though he just turned 30, Adrian Tomine is an old hand at cartooning. As a teenager in 1991 he started xeroxing his Optic Nerve comic book in print runs of 25 to be dropped off at Sacramento bookstores. At 17 he had a regular strip in Tower Records’ Pulse! magazine, and by 1994 Optic Nerve […]