“But your name’s not Lauren.”

TRUE. I’m Margot, and I write Lorem Ipsum. Here’s the deal with the name.

When you see ‘Lorem Ipsum’ anywhere but here, it’s filler text. Most common example: say you’re putting together a webpage, and you want to put text on it, but you don’t know what you want it to say yet. Wherever the words are supposed to go, you put in ‘Lorem Ipsum dolor sit amet….’ so you can visualize text without being distracted by its meaning. The Lorem Ipsum is a placeholder.

Lorem Ipsum the newsletter is all about the culture: investigating what’s cool and why in food, music, tech, and whatever else is new. Culture moves fast, and what we think is true today might embarrass us tomorrow, but it’s still worth having the conversations that lead us to those eventual, informed opinions. So Lorem Ipsum puts a placeholder on culture, marking time with commentary on whatever’s going on right now.

It’s a heady title, I know; apply that level of acuity to jokes and you get a pretty good idea of what the newsletter’s like. But enough ‘About Me’– you should subscribe.

Also, email me any time with jokes, tips, partnership ideas, whatever. margot@loremipsum.wtf

+ Media:

Lorem Ipsum Is The Only Newsletter You Need In Your Inbox” -The New Stand (though I’ll encourage you to consume a variety of media sources)

You won’t want to read the internet without Margot” -The Observer (that’s more like it)

Also read my New York Times column.