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Author Christine Van Dusen

  • Christine Van Dusen

    Editorial Contributor

    Christine Van Dusen is newsroom veteran who writes about everything from the bond market to Britney Spears as a freelance writer and the founder of Linchpin Media in Atlanta. Her work has appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, US Weekly, the Chicago Tribune, Prospect News, and Delta Sky.


Foul Territory

Fred Fletcher doesn’t watch baseball anymore, but one night in May, he got a text from a friend: Something had happened at that evening’s Braves game. An eight-year-old boy had been hit in the head by a line drive foul off the bat of Milwaukee Brewer Carlos Gomez during the seventh inning. In bed, with the volume on low so he wouldn’t wake his wife, Fletcher watched the 11 o’clock news and then turned on a replay of the game. He didn’t see the boy, but when the ball rocketed into the stands behind the first-base dugout and the batter dropped to a knee in prayer, Fletcher began to weep. Read more

This Story May Contain Spoilers

The face—knitted brow, scrunched nose, curled lip, eye roll at the ready—is familiar to anyone who’s ever been, or been in the orbit of, a teenager. With elegant simplicity, it says one thing: You suck. Morgan Saylor is a pro at making the face. Read more

Pretty Girl Rocks

Keri Hilson’s voice sounds sore, like a smoker (she’s not), or an exhausted cheerleader (she was), or someone who went to bed at seven this morning (she did). Read more

Mob Rule

It's never been so cool to be cheap. Companies like Scoutmob are built on the notion that as Americans we need never pay full price for anything. Read more

"Wait, Are You in My Yoga Class?"

The thirty-two-year-old Roswell native has been a supporting cast member in several major film releases, including 2010’s Valentine’s Day with Julia Roberts and Jamie Foxx and You Again with Jamie Lee Curtis, Betty White, Kristen Bell, and Sigourney Weaver. Read more

Deep Freeze: Reproductive Biology Associates

Allison Frank keeps coloring books in her office, a tiny onesie in her dresser drawer, and a syringe in her kitchen because she wants to be a mother. All she’s missing is a baby.

This is why, for twelve mornings in a row in January, she sat on her black leather couch and hunched over the coffee table to mix her injection: saline solution plus Bravelle, a highly purified form of a hormone that stimulates egg growth. Then she loaded the syringe, flicked the tip, pushed the Read more