ByNicole Chung

Nicole Chung is the Managing Editor of The Toast.

  1. That's a very pretty dogwood tree in my neighborhood that just burst into bloom this week. Perhaps you prefer the pink dogwood trees. Perhaps you are wrong.

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  2. Josh: I would describe my comedy less as "nice" and more as "friendly." I try to make work that people in the audience aren’t gonna be bummed out hearing.

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  3. SO. ready. for. the weekend.

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  4. Hi, Toasts! My friend Alyssa is visiting me this weekend and I AM SO EXCITED. By the time you all read this, she will be here! She is the very same Alyssa who recently visited Nicole Cliffe, which means she has little choice but to visit Mallory next weekend to wrap up her Grand Tour of Toast Editorial Abodes, ask her anything.

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  5. Why not just give everyone the benefit of the doubt? Wouldn't it be better if you just assumed that most people have genuinely good intentions? Educate them. Kindly. Patiently. And SMILE ! :)

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  6. I would only edit The Toast whilst wearing a floor-length ball gown. That is just the basic respect you all are owed.

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  7. This week I finally met Brilliant Novelist and Friend of The Toast Celeste Ng! We met and hugged and had a long lunch and talked about everything and she signed my copy of her book and I somehow managed to behave like a nice, regular person and not an overly emotional fangirl. And then I got an ice cream sundae! Truly, I am living all my dreams.

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  8. Alexander Chee: I wanted it to have some of the feeling of a fairy tale, but also some of the feeling of the autobiography of a celebrity from that time. Like the autobiographies of Sarah Bernhardt or Cora Pearl or Celeste Mogador, but if they were a little bewitched. Like a story from Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber if it ran off to hide in the autobiography section.

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  9. You all make this place a safe haven of kindness and decency and I treasure you.

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  10. If you are a current or recovering Person Who Observes Lent In Some Fashion, feel free to weigh my sacrifices in the balance and find them wanting. If you feel like it, tell us the weirdest/hardest/dumbest thing you ever tried to quit (for any reason, not necessarily religious) and we can revel in our successes and failures together.

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  11. Tell me your favorite animal stories, please.

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