By Alyssa Haddad

A sucker for all things comedy and theatrics, this playwright turned columnist takes you through her daily life and the streets of New York, hopping over potholes along the way.

The Case For Kevin Jonas

July 2019

For most of us in our mid-20s to 30s, the 2000s were a blissful times. It was a time of colored braces and oversized t-shirts tied at the hip. A time of torn out pages from J-14 magazine adorning our bedroom walls. A time when 7 Things by Miley Cyrus was all we knew about heartbreak. We were truly living.

But, as with most blissful times, they were born out of ignorance. We all collectively made a couple of oversights, and might?ve ended up on the wrong side of history. But now in the year 2019 we have a chance to redeem ourselves. To look back on our past mistakes with a critical eye and try to do better. It?s time we give Kevin Jonas his due.

Keep Your Gemini Friends Close and the Other Half of Them Closer

May 2019

You guys, Spring is here. The sun is out, flowers are blooming, and I?ve already been attacked by a swarm of bees. I, like most humans, love Spring. In New York, the first true day of Spring is like turning a light on in a basement. We all come crawling out of the caves we?ve been hibernating in, desperate for our eyes to adjust to the brightness, thankful for the touch of warmth coming from something other than our microwaves. When Spring hits in New York, we know that it?s finally time to break out our leather jackets and hit the nearest rooftop bar.

We Don’t Care If You Like It

April 2019

Friends, loved ones, hopefully new readers, last month we got to know one another a little bit. Yes, it was incredibly one-sided, and hopefully you?re not terribly offended. But I?ve decided to slow things down this month to hop on my soapbox. Typically, I like to write about comical topics, have a little laugh about whatever?s going on, but in my annual reread of goddess Tina Fey?s 2011 memoir Bossypants, I haven?t been able to stop thinking about the intersection of glamour and comedy. 

…And Another Thing

March 2019

When I was looking at colleges, I was adamant about studying history. What kind? Didn?t matter. I?m a Gemini with the stubbornness of a Taurus, so no matter how many times my parents begged me to go into something I?d be good at ? like English or Communications ? I pushed back. At the old age of 18, I had the wisdom and life experience to know what was best for my future, and nothing was going to stop me from going to law school so I could live my lifelong dream of becoming Elle Woods.