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Liz Riggs is a freelance writer and English teacher in Nashville, Tenn. She eats stories like grapes and has a very serious appreciation for macaroni and cheese. Follow her on Twitter at your own risk @riggser.

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When Going Home for the Holidays Hurts

Usually, when I’m driving through the back roads of my suburban hometown listening to Something…

Public Schools Aren’t the Enemy

The first time I heard about the movie God’s Not Dead, I mistakenly guessed that…

Reality TV Has Failed

Two years ago, The Onion published a fake Op-ed by Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson,…

What’s Changed Since Columbine?

In a tragic bit of irony, Easter Sunday marked the 15th anniversary of the school…

6 Life Lessons From ‘The O.C.’

Lying on the faux-leather couch in my first real world apartment, I suddenly realized I…

The Hidden Sexism

It’s 6:00 in the evening on a Friday, and I am walking through downtown with…

10 Things People Stop Doing When They Get iPhones

Before cell phones, we’d have to call each other’s landlines and “ask to speak to”…

Practice Makes Patience

Recently, when the person in front of me at the grocery store Self-Scan didn’t put…

The 8 Most Surprising Moments of the Grammys

Last night’s Grammys had a lot of talent, a terrifying amount of mediocrity and plenty…

The RELEVANT Guide to Telling Indie-Folk Bands Apart

Justin Bieber? Oh, please. Lady Gaga? Move on. These days, music’s surest bets are bands…

The New Reality for Teachers

The traumatic tragedy in Newtown, Conn., has changed many things, including our sense of safety in public places. Here’s one teacher’s view on fear in schools and how her commitment to our nation’s growing students has changed.

Digital Reminiscence

About a month ago, I discovered the guy that I “dated” when I was 17…

The Rom-Com Confusion

The reason romantic comedies work so well is because they pitch us a world that fits into a two-hour window. In these films, there’s no need to see anything past the moment where the couple finally gets together, because getting together is the end of the story. And even though it’s just a movie, and it might be “cute,” it is taking a toll on your love life.

The Roommate Survival Guide

One morning in my early 20s, I woke up on a Saturday to find our…

The Truth About True Blood

HBO’s vampire soap opera has gotten buzz for high drama, supernatural sex and crying blood. But our columnist says that what’s brooding at the heart of this undead drama really is true.

When the Secular is Sacred

RELEVANT takes a look at secular music that has a lot of worshipful sentiment—and why it might express things our church music can’t.