Time-waster of the day: October 3, 2011

Thought Catalog is a charming little site maintained by a staff of highly-opinionated apolitical twenty-somethings looking for a place in cyberspace to write about sex, alcohol and, occasionally, things that undoubtedly required an extra “ounce” of creativity to conjure up. It fortunately evades the trap of hyper-criticality and self-importance into which too many other self-proclaimed “non-fiction” blogs find themselves falling. Its posts often fall squarely into one of two categories: words of wisdom and quirky observations.

The writing on the site isn’t superb, and it’s certainly not something your parents would read. But that’s kind of the beauty of it: Thought Catalog has that not-quite-finished feel of an email to a friend, and the writing feels like a conversation that you’d have over coffee. Posts tend to be at once both opinionated and apathetic; racy and yet strangely relaxed. Kind of like Brown students.

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