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Rebecca Fishbein

Rebecca Fishbein is a writer living in Brooklyn. She has written for The New York Times, Gothamist, Jezebel and The Cut, among others, and is the author of Good Things Happen to People You Hate.

Hug Your Bedbugs Tight, It’s Pisces Season

The changing season promises blooming trees, sunny days, and lighter winter coats—or more likely, it’ll snow-rain in New York every day until sometime in June.

March 1, 2023

Aquarians and Pisces, Beware: February Is Going to Get Freaky

We've made it past the only lightly tolerable winter month (January) and are plunging directly into two of the worst months of the year.

February 1, 2023

Prepare Yourself for Sagittarius December Doldrums

It's December at last, which means New York's indisputable worst month (November) is over.

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No Gods, No Ticketmasters: A Taylor Swift Ticket-Buying Journey

One Swiftie's journey into the heart of Ticketmaster darkness.

November 18, 2022

Prepare for Chaotic Nights During November’s Mars Retrograde

On November 8, we're also getting something called the Full Beaver Moon, which reportedly will lead to "monumental shifts" of some sort.

November 1, 2022

Spooky Libra Season Is Here

It's Libra season, and though this astrologer's long-held opinion is that you should never trust a Libra because they're too friendly, the scales do bring some good tidings.

October 3, 2022

September Virgo Season Unleashes Mercury Retrograde Madness

There is a dark side to this September: the return of Mercury retrograde.

September 1, 2022

Spicy August Leo Season

Start tightening those Hinge filters now while you’ve still got a chance—the new singles are getting back on the apps, and they’re all ethically non-monogamous now.


Waiting For a Celebrity Autograph in Times Square to Feel Something

What I learned from standing outside "Good Morning America" for three hours, waiting for my favorite CW celebrity to emerge.