In non-monogamy, a metamour is your partner's partner. This is one of the most rare and unique relationships and deserves its own ode. Pick up the Spring 2021 issue of BUST to see my explainer on how to cultivate the exact relationship you want with your metamour.
Author: Erin Barnes
Glory Guitars: Memoir of a `90s Teenage Punk Rock Grrrl to be released by University of Hell
Today is the day to announce my book deal with UNIVERSITY OF HELL! I'm really proud of the announcement video. It was filmed at an undisclosed location in Denver where two very kind souls allowed me to smash things on their property, in a swimsuit, in the cold and snow. We learned the hard way … Continue reading Glory Guitars: Memoir of a `90s Teenage Punk Rock Grrrl to be released by University of Hell
Men’s Health: My Husband Has A Girlfriend…and I Love Her
I don't want to curse her. I don't want to fight her. I just want to eat Ikea meatballs with my metamour, because she rules. Here's a love letter that I wrote to my love's love for Men's Health. Releasing this into the world wasn't easy; in fact, it led to a massive coming-out moment … Continue reading Men’s Health: My Husband Has A Girlfriend…and I Love Her
Monologging: My Tragic Doppelgänger Story
"I wonder if everyone has a tragic doppelgänger story," poet G.M. Palmer* said in reaction to my recent essay. "I know I do." He proceeded to tell me a tale that echoed my experience of the surreal, then tragic feeling of finding and tragically losing a real life double. It thrilled me to think I … Continue reading Monologging: My Tragic Doppelgänger Story
From the Mailbag!
I'm a lover. I love meeting new people, and I love exchanging a passionate discourse. Whenever I meet a kindly new stranger, it's so exciting to me that I feel this burning desire to share the love with my platform. That's why I'm sharing with you today, dear readers. God yes, John. I wanna. Roses … Continue reading From the Mailbag!
Indie As Fuck – How an Unconventional Club Night Called Lipgloss Became America’s Longest Running Underground Dance Party
When Tyler Jacobson and Michael Trundle first met at Paris on the Platte, Denver's goth cafe, they spent hours exalting music and ridiculing the world around them. It only made sense that they would become DJs and that their first project together, Lipgloss, was a vibrant misfit in the Denver club scene. Naming it after … Continue reading Indie As Fuck – How an Unconventional Club Night Called Lipgloss Became America’s Longest Running Underground Dance Party
OK Whatever: How to Throw a Zoom Party
After throwing a virtual birthday party on Zoom, I wrote about weird ways to stay virtually connected in this strange new world for OK Whatever. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKKONgfNONU All I wanna do is a Zoom Zoom Zoom Read About Physically-Distanced Connecting
A little story about my son’s love affair with a dead kitten
The Black Monarch Hotel recently posted my son Harry's depiction of Forever Kitty: a dead kitten preserved in glass like a macabre snow globe. Here's how he fell in love with the lifeless feline. First, a little cultural context for the horrified grandparents in the room. Modern children's books and TV shows have exhibited a … Continue reading A little story about my son’s love affair with a dead kitten
Book Launch + Westword!
On release day for Easy Weekend Getaways from Denver and Boulder, Westword effortlessly captured the essence of my love letter to Colorado and all its strange and beautiful places. Patty Calhoun interviewed me about the messy business of travel writing, as well as my travel book's interesting- and poignantly-timed release in the midst of a … Continue reading Book Launch + Westword!
OK Whatever: Can You Recreate Synesthesia With Music?
Have you ever wanted to see what your favorite song would look like as a painting--without the use of psychedelic drugs? I'm so proud to unveil a bite-sized synesthesia explainer and class that I created for OK Whatever; it simply involves listening to music! Report back to me with your success rate. It's a great time … Continue reading OK Whatever: Can You Recreate Synesthesia With Music?