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Stuff About TV
I’m late to the party because this was posted like a week ago, but Vulture spoke to Executive Producer Mike White about Enlightened, the HBO series he created. Despite devoted fandom and impassioned critical support it just doesn’t look like it’s going to see a third season. Here’s what White said about why he thinks that is: “[This] sounds kind of cynical, but it’s the...
A few months ago Lauren Collins wrote a piece in The New Yorker about Apollonia Poilâne, the C.E.O. of Poilâne, Paris’s most celebrated bread producer. Apollonia became the third-generation owner and C.E.O of the business in 2002 at the age of 18 after both her parents were killed in a helicopter crash. For the first four years of her tenure she ran the whole operation out of her Harvard...
BOOKS: A Guide
Those among you with wealthy parents who limited your intake of sugar cereal and funded summers at a performing arts camp may be aware of something known as the “Great Books” program. For those of you whose parents “loved you, but weren’t in love with you”, the “Great Books” program is a curriculum based on a canon of writing believed to constitute an essential foundation in Western literary...
Comedy-wise this is barely passable, so why is it the best?
I Saw "Skyfall"
What’s happening? Why’d he look mad when she said that? Now he’s going to find that guy? Is that the same guy from before? How did he find out that guy was bad? Is this still at the warehouse? When did they get on a boat? Whose boat is this? They’re having sex now? What’s happening? What city is this? Is he going to kill the guy from the party? Is that...
Pavement “Grave Architecture”
To dance the way that I danced as a kid, you must first be dressed in attire befitting a child of the mid-Atlantic American States during the 1980s: ideally, blue spandex leggings and an oversized t-shirt on which the word “Radical” is printed in tie-dyed bubble letters. This is an outfit sometimes worn by Bridget, a popular girl from school whom you simultaneously hope to befriend and strongly...
Sometimes making stuff is hard. You wonder how people will react to it and whether you’re maybe wasting your time. But could time spent making a Mariah Carey gif possibly be wasted? I say no. I say no because I did just that last night while in the beginning stages of what promises to be a frightening bout of Cabin Fever brought on by the lockdown aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. When the...
Time and events unfurl as they will, and some days you find as the sun dips below the lip of the sky, that you’ve smoked a truly astounding amount of pot. Like, way, way more pot than any normal person would ever need to smoke simply in order to enhance her enjoyment of a Pharcyde album or an episode of The Simpsons. In such a state, you’ll find clicking the INFO button on different...
Top 5 Songs That Are Fun To Amend to The First...
The Who “Who Are You?” Billy Joel “She’s Got A Way About Her” Genesis “Invisible Touch” Hall and Oates “Maneater” Sinead O’Connor “Nothing Compares 2 U”
Christmas Gifts My White Catholic New England...
1. Copy of Ellen DeGeneres’s book “The Funny Thing Is…” 2. Pair of palm-sized carved soapstone frogs from The Nature Company 3. Sterling silver rape whistle engraved with her initials “as a safety precaution” 4. Duffel bag crafted of textiles from Africa’s Ivory Coast 5. Baseball hat prominently featuring the logo from Ebony Magazine 6. Calendar...
Write Your Name
As the mandate to remake all of the 80s things that there are continues apace, classic teen-hell movie Heathers is being given the television-reboot treatment, which is a very good idea that always end successfully! The show is set in the present day. Veronica (the character played by Winona Ryder) is all grown up and has a daughter who goes to high school where she faces the kind of lunchtime...
The woman in front of me in line at the deli had lipstick all over her teeth was and won $700 on a scratch ticket she bought on a whim so the cashier wouldn’t have to open the register and give her change. We all congratulated her.
I Shared My Experience →
This post I wrote has now been removed from Craigslist, but here it is/was: new york craigslist > brooklyn > personals > missed connections You’re the Coolest. Both of You. - w4m - 30 (Williamsburg) Date: 2012-08-07, 5:54PM EDT Reply to: your anonymous craigslist address will appear here YOU: The two coolest guys on the L train, and thus in the world. You Were both wearing black,...
apolloblanc: We can stop having the Internet now. It has fulfilled its purpose as the grandest of man’s achievements. Also this proves evolution re:fish sex.
On the Fred Willard Unpleasantness
I learned of the Fred Willard dong-exposure incident at the same moment I learned about the movie theater massacre in Colorado. Given the choice between considering the tragedy of legislative negligence or celebrity boners, my brain did just what you’d expect and seized upon the former story, already abuzz with trenchant questions like “Huh?” and “What?” Fred Willard seems like the nicest...
My talented friend @Annsganistan interviews also... →
Sometimes it takes a Brazilian subletter clearing her throat uncomfortably to remind you that you’ve had Outkast’s “Crumblin Erb” on repeat for close to 40 minutes.
We all sit around some days, just daydreaming about what it would be like if our greatest life-wish was granted. In my case, the wish I was granted wasn’t even a wish that I knew that I had wished, but it turns out that it was/is/I did. Seeing this trailer was a lot like when I got a scalp massage from Meshach Taylor on the deck of a yacht under the setting sun*; it’s incredible...
Things I've Done So Far Tonight Instead of My Work
Checked to see if three people I disliked in high school were on Facebook (yes, no, yes.) Did Google image search for “Gwen Stefani Gavin Rossdale” Thought about Roger Lodge Bought coffee and candy (Reese’s PB cups) Read that Kim Kardashian attended the White House Correspondents dinner. Felt jealous, disparaging. Scraped all my nail polish off with my fingers Google image...
Yeah, I Thought Stuff About GIRLS, Too.
Even before its premiere last Sunday night, HBO’s “GIRLS” generated such a glut of glowing Internet press that if we printed the pages out and stacked them end-to-end, we could build a cooing paper ladder to the stars. But immediately after the first episode there was hardly enough time to refill a wineglass between the rolling of the show’s credits and the web-backlash. Praise...
Trailer Park Thursdays
New Katherine Heigel vehicle “One for the Money” is basically your biography, as told to Theresa Guidice from Real Housewives of New Jersey, if Theresa scribbled the story in lipstick on the back of a Hollywood Tans receipt, on her way to lunch with these two. Theresa knows that you are Heigel character Stephanie Plum: you have a Jerseytalian accent-sometimes-and you use that...
I think it’s really sort of fucked up that the press and Vogue magazine and whoever else are giving “My Week With Marilyn” all this attention. It’s like they’re forgetting that the world already HAS an incredible film celebrating the beauty, charm, mystery and magic of Marilyn Monroe. Hollywood’s always fixing what ain’t broke.
If you know me IRL, it’s no secret that I don’t like cats. I’m allergic to them, but real talk, I think they’re gross and a little scary. I know that I’m in the minority, especially in Brooklyn and especially, especially on the internet. I do understand and respect that people love their cats the way I love dogs. I do not wish any harm to come to any cat...
I am absolutely positive that Jonathan Brandis’s character in “Ladybugs” wrote about impersonating a woman and how it impacted his understanding of gendered power structures and the dominant male gaze for his college application essay. RIP, JB