Courtney Gaughan Bowman, a student in the writing program at Columbia's School of the Arts, pens the Shouts & Murmurs satire spot of the November 10, 2014 New Yorker magazine. "To the Cockroach in My Apartment" is wonderfully absurd, but rings true for anyone who's ever had a roommate, or a cockroach, in her own life.
"Hey, girlfriend! Can I come in? Am I interrupting? Am I totally being “that roommate”? Ha ha. Anyway, I just wanted to tell you that your exoskeleton looks awesome on you. Seriously. I could never pull that off. So jel. Also, do you have a second? To real-chat? Great."