Maggie, please listen to this “It’s Okay” song.
Dunston Checks In
The light in the morning is a bright, lavatorial green. There’s something about how the humidity falls down off of the mountain, how it’s filtered through the tropical trees and their gaudy, plasticy leaves that makes it that way—like we’re just living in a green cloud. I think it looks like institutional hallway tile—like a color that you know is meant to soothe...
My 2005 iPod nano with a now-crushed screen turns out to have been an “irreplaceable” first generation gem. The refurbished ones on google shopping are twice the price of refurbished new generation ones. Is this an early ripple of tech nostalgia?
All I can do is start stories
To be more believable, we have Clara entering the shop and a video of her exiting. She’s holding the same package both times. In the first shot, she’s got a grin. Later, she looks like she’s facing a firing squad, or watching a lighthouse do its turns. We think this will do the job. Matt in the corner shrugs. I think we need a new gaffer, he says. I think we’re doing everything...
I've become a music journalist and this is all I...
I can’t stop playing Miike Snow’s Animal. This is the best live performance ever on TV:
Fiction v. Non
From a letter just wrote to a friend: There’s a second reason I’m obsessed with writing fiction right now. I’ve come to a kind of road-block. I am always pushing myself to have deliberately strange experiences—in Beijing I HAD to sneak into the Bird’s Nest stadium on Chinese New Year, or in New Orleans, I HAD to work in the Ninth ward where the cars were lodged in houses. It’s become a kind of...
No, this is the best thing.
From Stephen Elliot’s The Rumpus: “The best and worst thing about the internet is that nothing is all that rare anymore. For example here are some scans of a once impossible to find Chris Ware comic.” No. That is the best thing. The spreading of information is only a good thing. Keeping info quirky, unapproachable, and rare may excite our taste-buds but that’s the worst...
Justin Timberlake is Playing You. Amy Adams is...
Pop star and actor Justin Timberlake has landed a role in the forthcoming Facebook movie, according to reports. Film trade paper Variety said the singer would play Sean Parker, who became Facebook’s founding president. David Fincher is directing The Social Network, which was scripted by The West Wing’s Aaron Sorkin.
AdrianeQ: Saw Lorrie Moore last night & ran into... →
These are now my favorite things to write →
Levin's Message to Yale Re: Annie Le. Am I too...
From Pres. Rich Levin’s message to Yale students, re: the arrest of Raymond Clark, I saw this: As is our practice when an employee is charged with a serious crime, Mr. Clark is being suspended from employment at Yale and barred from the campus. His ID card no longer allows him access to any Yale building. My conundrum: Since he’s arrested, he’s presumably in police custody,...
I walked home today past a five-foot high gingerbread house. It seemed normal.
logorrhea 1. Pathologically incoherent, repetitious speech. 2. Incessant or compulsive talkativeness; wearisome volubility.
Wow. I wrote this today. →
Ermeline 2 →
File Under: You knew this would happen
Pakistani reality contestant dies in Thailand 32-year-old drowns during challenge (AP): Pakistani contestant Saad Khan, 32, was swimming across a lake while wearing a 15-pound (7-kilogram) backpack when he called out for help and then disappeared underwater…Horrified co-contestants and crew rushed to try to save him but could not find him in the murky waters of the lake in the Thai capital...
Oh, go throw up:
Swweeeeetest thing my bf ever said to me: “Oh, I read somewhere today that Joan Didion didn’t publish anything until she was 29. And I thought of you.”
Cultured as Icelandic Yogurt
En route to MoMa to snag tickets for a screening this week, I walked by Bryant Park. There was confetti being sprinkled down from somewhere and everyone was looking up to try to figure out where it’s coming from. “I think it’s the Conde Nast people,” a woman with hair like a cream-puff said to her silent husband. “I think it’s them.” Out in front of the...
Ketman (Arabic kitmān كتمان "secrecy,... →
On a YouTube video:
“I am like Osama Bin Laden on a Whitney Houston Mix Tape for this one…”
Things That Count as "Definitely Not...
“Katherine Heigl is about to become the latest celebrity to adopt a child from another country, joining Madonna and Angelina Jolie. Heigl announced on the Ellen DeGeneres show, in an episode scheduled to air tomorrow, that she and husband musician Josh Kelley are adopting a special needs child from Korea. “It is a little girl, and she’ll be 10 months at the end this...
AdrianeQ: Hey, come work with me! MTV Iggy seeking... →
You Knew This Would Happen:
Police free 9 from fake Big Brother house ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Nine women tricked into thinking they were reality TV show contestants and lured into an Istanbul villa were rescued by Turkish military police after two months confinement, a police spokesman said Thursday.
The Original Rex Manning
“R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe’s film production company has purchased the rights to a romantic comedy that will focus on a batch of Barry Manilow fans as they journey to Las Vegas to see Manilow perform at Mandalay Bay, Variety reports.”
- Ex-hippie wearing Nikes, but still has dreads. - My new gym gets the Food Network. (also Bravo…) - It has been a year, a month, and a day since 8/8/8 Tomorrow I’m going to a dog’s birthday party. My boyfriend’s mother cooks pot-roast to celebrate this occasion.
Does anyone else think the new Jay-Z album sounds like a Broadway musical?
New favorite song has surpassed Bashy.
“Fattening Fried Butter One of Many Creative Treats at Texas State Fair”
Lorrie Moore Author Reading, Author Signing In her first novel in more than a decade, the author of the bestselling story collection Birds of America turns her eye on the anxiety and disconnection of post-9/11 America.Monday September 21, 2009 7:00 PM Union Square 33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003, 212-253-0810
Reality TV & The White Male Gaze
I caught a clip of “So You Think You Can Dance” tonight. A white brit is judging? What does that thin white brit know about dance? Aren’t the British notoriously prim and sh*tty at dancing? (This is based on my knowledge of Jane Austen re-makes.) So the site says he’s “currently the President of 19 Television.” That doesn’t seem qualified!!! We’re...
Scorcese in Greenpoint, forever!
This should interest any and all Greenpointers. The SET is at 65 Commercial Street, just north of Rose’s office on Box street. It’s that insane-looking 1920s pier thing? HBO orders ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Martin Scorsese directed the period drama’s pilot By Nellie Andreeva Sept 1, 2009, 04:10 PM ET HBO is building a “Boardwalk Empire” with a series order for...
jedcrockr: while this is obviously so cool, and very amazing.. _// i think THIS is the fucking coolest. * * * there are a lot of good things going on. come celebrate here. That is unbelievable! Jenny Slate! Everyone our age is more successful than us.