Every time I read that someone has spoken badly of me, I begin to cry; I drag...– Roberto Bolaño. Amazing! (via intern-ette)
Back at Columbia library for fact-checking...
because you know why? I’ve found out there IS “such a thing as the real world” and it’s not just “a lie we’re gonna rise above.” ‘via john mayer’
Blame the recession for: Lady Gaga, Lady Palin,...
Blair threatens to tell “the town crier in nowheresville Vermont”...– I definitely assumed that Vanessa’s parents’ hometown newspaper was actually called The Town Crier.
While we might be irked that our favorite band has sold a song to VW or...– author and musician Carrie Brownstien of Sleater-Kinney on NPR’s Monitor Mix
"This is how it looks to have a television network... →
thedeadline: If you’ll allow me to excerpt from my own story for a moment… This is why the rise of opinion media matters in the United States: MSNBC’s liberal points of view have made the channel an occasional thorn in the side of G.E., but the channel has also fostered a diversity of opinions that people like Adam Green, the co-founder of the Progressive Campaign Change...
Best follow-up email ever.
“Also, Fern, what you wrote reminds me of something out of Dostoevsky, because it posits you as a furiously self-questioning and possibly unreliable narrator. (I dig it.)”
this is funny because i'll never be thirty! ha!...
my boss: why does everyone think the world is going to end in 2012? me: it’s from the Mayan calendar. boss: well, it’s also the year I turn 30. so the world may as well just end.
It’s surprising how many people seem to judge decades based on who was...– Stillman, Whit. The Last Days of Disco: With Cocktails at Petrossian Afterwards. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000. (via dpdsprings)
“During my only visit to the divided Berlin, in 1988, I had experienced the city in all its terrifying absurdity. I vividly recall the so-called ghost stations of the subway: Some Western subway lines passed through Eastern territory, resulting in a surreal commute. Imagine getting on the uptown 6 train at Union Square, but instead of stopping at 23rd, 28th and 33rd Streets, the train just...
Phoenix: ‘I really want to remember 2k9 as being a peppy, poppy time.’ I feel...– Which indie artists will be selected as ‘The Best _____ of the Year’?
Just found out that “thedailyBEST” automatically links to The Daily Beast. That is so wrong.
Linked to by CK tumblr. Success.
choicechuck: “It’s because Klosterman doesn’t blog and because everyone else does, that he got Eating the Dinosaur published.” F.Diaz http://su.pr/27coeS
Moe Tkacik in The Nation: Gladwell for Dummies →
I quickly learned to stop picking up my house phone, never answer the doorbell,...– From “The Weight of Our Problems,” one of my favorite finalists in The Nation’s student writing contest, which asked high school and college students to tell us about how the recession had impacted their lives. More winners here.
At no point in her wisdom-dispensing did Godson ask the woman if she herself...– The Times of London says you need a Brazilian wax // Broadsheet
Wouldn’t it be interesting and gratifying if a gifted writer were to...– From this awesome HuffPo piece on the inside story of publishing Obama’s memoir.
FLAVORWIRE REDESIGN! →
It looks really really good.
Upon further consideration
That column made me realize that Joe Lieberman is to the senate what Meghan McCain is to The Daily Beast.
"We are a generation of communicators, and to us,... →
M. McCain: If I want to hear the liberal bias, I will turn on MSNBC. If I want to hear conservative dogma, I will turn on Fox. But where do people go to listen to the Joe Liebermans of the world? Where can we hear voices that dare to cross party lines, think outside the box, and say what they truly believe? No further comment.
It really bothers me how A-Rod always looks...
Hey, you’re A-Rod, cheer the fuck up.
i find it ironic that the world series is marketed to 60 year olds who...– Tom.
Matt & Me
Beatles Rock Band costume