Shirin Najafi

Shirin Najafi is a writer living in Los Angeles. She graduated from Columbia University with a degree in economics and worked in investment banking before deciding to quit and become a writer. She performs the voice of a cat in some videos ( and is currently working on her first novel.
Sleeper Celluloid: Real Reviews of Fake Movies

For The Kids

Director: R.J. Cutler; Starring Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt, Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, Knox Léon Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt As the world exploded with excitement upon the release of Brad…

Sensitive and Insane

Turquoise Carpet

Tom asked me to write a column for Trop, which is a tremendous honor. I was thrilled and attempting to brainstorm ideas until I realized I was also suffering from a bad case of writer’s block.…

The Weather

Honest Dating: Internal Narrative

UPDATE: After Carly Smith and Robert Boyd had an honest text conversation that led to a casual sex relationship, Carly finally asked if they were dating. Robert said the relationship was just casual for him, and…

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Honest Dating: Text Convo

UPDATE: Carly Smith, who recently wrote an honest dating profile, went on a first date with Robert Boyd. He texted her a few days later and they had the following honest text conversation. ROBERT BOYD: Hey.…

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Honest Dating: Carly Smith

Name: Carly Smith Age: 34 City: Santa Monica, California About Me: Hey boys, I’m not really familiar with how this “online dating” thing works. I wish I could make my profile witty and intriguing, but I’ve…

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Honest and Unbiased: Perfect Sleep 3000

Perfect Sleep 3000 5 Stars I’ve always had difficulty sleeping in the same bed as another person. Whether it’s a romantic partner, a friend, a stranger—whether that person is motionless or thrashing—I can’t sleep. Earplugs, white…