Now that classes have started again and Jon's back to his studying ways (i.e., locking himself in the back room for hours every night), I have turned to the one friend who's always there for me (because Christina Aguilera and Ricky Martin were so right nobody wants to be lonely).
MTV reality shows.
Interning at a magazine must be the "it" thing for the kids to do right now. Last year, MTV brought us "Miss Seventeen" and "The Hills" (which included Lauren's internship at TeenVogue). And now there's my current fave, "I'm From Rolling Stone."
Five of the six writers featured on the show are from California (weird). Four are from Northern California. The girl from San Francisco seems delusional: In Episode 1, she talks about making lots of money so she can take care of her family and finally buy a house. Um. When did entry-level journalists (or interns!!!) start making the bucks? And it seemed odd (okay, retarded even) that she didn't know who Jann Wenner is, yet would be interning at his magazine 48 hours later.
I do want to root for the young, Asian female journalist here. But based on the first 30 minutes, I'm liking Tika who lives in Brooklyn now, but hails from Buffalo. When she was typing up her first piece, on the music scene in her hometown, she started with something like this: "In a place known more for its chicken wings ... " Gotta love anyone who can write chicken wings into a lede.
(Pssst ... You can actually read what some of the contestants wrote here.)