Marni Chan
Marni Chan

Marni has a M.A. from NYU's Arthur Carter Journalism Institute's Cultural Reporting and Criticism Program, where she studied under Susie Linfield, Katie Roiphe, and Dennis Lim. She also has a B.A. in history and politics from Pomona College. Marni has previously written for Forbes, AOL, and Conde Nast Traveler.

Jan. 2, 2013

Anti-Fragile Book: Why We Should Eat Like Cavemen, Embrace Religion, and Hate Bankers

Taleb Nassim's newest book, Anti-Fragile: The Things That Gain From Disorder, hit bookshelves this week. Check out a preview and five ways to apply the principal of anti-fragility to your life.

Dec. 20, 2012

Zero Dark Thirty Opening Breaks Record Box Office Numbers

Kathryn Bigelow made history when she became the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director. With her upcoming film, 'Zero Dark Thirty' it's time to brush up on Bigelow.
Dec. 14, 2012

Zero Dark Thirty Movie Review: Kathryn Bigelow Turns the Osama Bin Laden Manhunt Upside Down

'Zero Dark Thirty,' in theaters December 19, brings "the greatest manhunt in history" down to the quotidian level. What Martha Gellhorn did for war journalism, Bigelow does for film.
Dec. 14, 2012

The Guilt Trip Review: The Perfect Movie to See This Holiday Season

'The Guilt Trip' movie opens nationwide December 19. If you really love her, you'll go see it with your mom.
Dec. 13, 2012

The Guilt Trip Release Date: On December 19 Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand Tackle Holiday Humor

'The Guilt Trip' is a road trip comedy about a mother and son's cross country drive. It also looks like it perpetuates the Jewish mother shtick. Where does this caricature come from anyway?
Dec. 13, 2012

Did You Know 'Return of The Jedi' Cut Three Lady A-Wing Pilots?

The newly released Blu-ray edition of 'Star Wars' has oodles of extra, never-before released footage. Fans discovered three new A-Wing pilots, cut from the final edition, and they're all women.

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Dec. 13, 2012

Washington Gay Marriage: Volunteering At Seattle City Hall

Last Sunday, hundreds of same sex couples were legally married for the first time at Seattle's city hall. Millennial couple Alexandra and Nathan Rouse were volunteers at the historic event.
Dec. 12, 2012

Pink Loves Consent: Victoria’s Secret Punked Using Anti Rape Slogans

Radical feminist group Force pulled off an elaborate hoax on the Victoria's Secret PINK ad campaign. Check out our favorite photos from the "Pink Loves Consent" spoof.
Dec. 12, 2012

Anne Hathaway Wardrobe Malfunction: We Love Her Classy Response

Anne Hathaway flashed her lady bits at the Monday NYC premier of Les Miserables and has been internet shamed ever since. We're giving her props for handling the fallout with dignity.
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Dec. 12, 2012

Millennial Obesity Study: Being Fat Makes Your Kids Dumb Drug Addicts

Two new pediatrics studies published this week link obesity to lower cognitive scores in children and the onset of drug use.
Dec. 12, 2012

New STREB Show: Forces the Movical Combines Dance, Theater, and Physics

Elizabeth Streb is a wild card in the dance world. Fresh off their performance at the summer Olymics, the company is back in New York with a show that explores Newtonian concepts with movement.

Dec. 11, 2012

SAG Award Nominee Predictions: SAG and Golden Globe Nominations Announced This

The Screen Actor's Guild and Golden Globe Award nominees will be announced on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Here's a rundown on who we think might win based on last year's buzz.
Dec. 11, 2012

The Hobbit Preview: What Is All The Fuss About

I love sci-fi, fantasy, and film. But I cannot muster any enthusiasm for the massively hyped Peter Jackson adaption of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."
Dec. 10, 2012

Hanukkah 2012: 5 Ways To Make A DIY Menorah

Whether it's your first Chanukah away from home or your 50th, sometimes you find yourself missing a Menorah. No problem. Check out this step-by-step guide to making your own.
Dec. 10, 2012

Marijuana Legalization: Mary Cuddehe's New Book 'Agent Zapata' Takes on America's Changing Drug Culture

Mary Cuddehe explores the death of ICE agent Jaime Zapata, the first federal officer to die in the line of duty in Mexico, in her new book "Agent Zapata."
Dec. 10, 2012

Hanukkah 2012: 3 Holiday Foods to Make, Besides Latkes

Racking your brain for a Hanukkah themed food to make, and don't feel like latkes? We got you covered.

Dec. 10, 2012

Christmas 2012 Gifts: 5 Unique Gifts for the Person Who Has Everything

Find out what to give the guy or girl who has everything, without even leaving the house.
Dec. 9, 2012

5 Things You Never Knew About The Oboe And The Musicians Behind It

PolicyMic chats with professional oboist, and featured millennial, ToniMarie Marchioni to learn about this persnickety yet beautiful instrument.
Dec. 8, 2012

Les Miserables Movie Review: Anne Hathaway Will Break Your Heart

The latest film version of 'Les Miserables' may have some problems, but overall is beautifully rendered and a pleasure to watch.
Dec. 4, 2012

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2012: The Lingerie Company Forgets Lingerie is For Women

Tuesday, the multimillion dollar spectacle that is the Victoria's Secret annual fashion show, will air. The hour-long production is planned to the last detail, but they forgot one thing, women.