The 27 Club

Normally, I wouldn’t mark my birthday on the blog. But I’m 27 today, so I thought it was important that I promise you that I will absolutely, under no circumstances, join the 27 Club this year. No strychnine poisoning, no “death by misadventure,” and definitely no heroin. Needles kinda freak me out. That said, I’m psyched for another year of writing about what club member Janis Joplin referred to as culture “of great social and political import”:

Not to get all Chris Traeger on you, but coming to ThinkProgress and getting to hang out with you guys for a living is literally the best thing that’s happened to me in the past year.