Michele Bacigalupo is a staff writer. She frequently writes about topics that interest her, including psychology and mental health, yoga and mindfulness, art and culture, and food and wine. In addition to journalism, she writes fiction and poetry. She challenges people to follow her blog and comment on every post!
In her free time, she embraces her idiosyncrasies and subjects herself to New York's open mic scene. She still functions under the naive impression that open mics are fun. She sings, plays guitar, and performs stand-up. Her most recent resolution is to attend more poetry mics without letting the melancholy get her down.
Besides writing, her biggest passions are music and reading. She cannot tell you her favorite band or writer, because they'll likely change by tomorrow. She lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She can often be found at a local music venue, on the verge of unleashing her signature dance moves.
The bRUNch running club turns every Sunday into a race, with the promise of a scrumptious brunch outing at the end. BTR spoke with bRUNch founders Alexandra Weissner and Cortney Logan to hear more about the inner workings of the running club.
School Week - At University of Southern California (USC), writing professor Mark C. Marino asks his class to examine five of their own selfies and consider the potential implications from the perspectives of race-ethnicity, socioeconomics, sexuality, and gender.
Excess Week - Meg Wolfe, author of the blog The Minimalist Woman, explains her methods of uncluttering a home to avoid the habit of hoarding. She tells BTR that she was fortunate enough not to endure the most severe symptoms of hoarding before adapting to her minimalist lifestyle.
Happiness Week - It’s a common parental instinct to protect children from things they may not yet understand. Subjects that may elicit fright or confusion in a child are typically shielded, up until a certain age, at which a parent decides a child is mature enough to encounter such material.
BTR recently took a trip to scenic natural hideaways located in Berkeley, California. Lake Anza and Indian Rock Park turned out to be beautiful places that offer awesome views and athletic opportunities.
Lisel is the solo project of LA-based experimental musician Eliza Bagg (fans of Pavo Pavo may be familiar with her from her time spent in that band). With an eclectic musical background spanning the… | watch
Kazu Makino, best known as the lead singer of indie rock legends Blonde Redhead, recently released her debut solo record. In this intimate session, Kazu joins us along with Darian Thomas for a selection of stripped-down performances from the dreamy album. | watch