Jessica Lussenhop

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  • 3 years ago | Longform

    Bottle-blond bangs swept over one eye — this, the other boys whispered, was not a man's haircut. One of them — a popular, handsome specimen — grew particularly incensed at his classmate's new look. He formed a posse and found a p...

  • 3 years ago | Longform

    Joe Henry hated his boss so much, he would've preferred his old Army drill sergeant. "A drill sergeant is consistently one way," he says. "You know you're going to get yelled at no matter what." Henry, a barrel-chested man with military posture, j...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    Paging Mayor Rybak. Block E might have a public image problem on its hands.As a part of its second live broadcast of a video-version of This American Life, host Ira Glass bought his cast of performers some downtime onstage by giving a shout-out to...

  • 3 years ago | Film and TV

    For the first time since retracting the most popular episode of This American Life, "Mr. Daisey Goes to the Apple Factory," host Ira Glass is speaking to the media again. He's all done with apologies though -- now it's to encourage listeners to ge...

  • 3 years ago | Media

    It appears that Mike Stone will not be able to pull off the lavish Porn Prom celebration he's been planning since March. His desire to take porn star Megan Piper to the Tartan High School prom this weekend generated lots of virtual fist bumps, but...

  • 3 years ago | Media

    Remember the Larsons? They're the family that took top honors about a year ago in a "Most Awkward Family Vacation" photo contest. A picture of Larson's St. Paul family -- complete with KFC-bucket flag hats and a cut-off wearing photobomber -- won ...