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the nyt is satirizing its class issues?
Nominating Keyholz for best use of that google... →
Season's Greetings, Dudettes →
Enjoy wholesome things.: In 1900, the town fathers... →
In 1900, the town fathers of Britt, Iowa invited Tourist Union #63 to bring their annual convention to town, and the National Hobo Convention has been held each year in early to mid August ever since. Hobos stay in the “Hobo Jungle” telling stories around campfires at night. A hobo king… it sounds like foursquare?
durga polashi: FUGITIVE QUALITY: →
durgapolashi: I’m not positive, but I think it’s in The Dud Avocado where there’s a sentence that reflects on the temporary nature of wearing jewelry; its ‘on loan’ mien and sense of occasion, like most borrowed things, is awkward. Rarely seamless, it has a way of standing out—no matter how beautiful—and by… A Dud Avocado reference! I think it’s in the part where she walks into the...
Robin Ghivan & Blake Gopnik both leaving WaPo? Um, the Style Section is in deep trouble.
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Book Pitch: THE LIVES OF MUSES
” In the same year Karl Lagerfeld took Giabiconi as his muse, replacing Brad Kroenig.”
the influence of the awl
(writing a collective syllabus for creative writing next semester with some friends… here’s week 9: Week 9 - TELL IT SLANT: WHAT IS CREATIVE NONFICTION? Due : David Foster Wallace’s “State Fair”; Mary HK Choi’s “All Dudes Learned How to Dress and it Sucks”; Nick Flynn’s “The Ticking is the Bomb”
Yale is putting on Wise Blood: The Musical. — via lexy n
skinny jeans and a formal top, leather shoes?
Sometimes you just have to put together an outfit that transitions from teaching to a formal luncheon to an informal workshop to interviewing a hipster musician for a magazine to going to a sweaty club to see her set to wearing comfortable enough shoes to walk home.
New Favorite Word
estivate: to spend the summer, as at a specific place or in a certain activity. - via doug
Somehow I wrote a really bad poem today
We would put seaweed in the fire to listen to it crackle You said, “It would be terrible if it came again.” and I said, “Don’t say things like that.” We cooked ramen in a gas station microwave, with the gas station lady watching The Lisa Loeb show. In Northern Florida the houses were all gone, washed out. “It was the storm that did it,” said the lady....
World's Best Elegy to a Parking Lot
Standing by the parking-ramp elevator a week ago, sunk, stupid with sadness. Black slush puddle on the cement floor, the place painted a killer-pastel as in an asylum. A numeral 1, big as a person, was stenciled on the cinder block: remember your level. The toneless bell sounded. Doors opened, nobody inside. Then, who knows why, a rod of light at the base of my skull flashed to every outpost of my...
Drunksgiving '10 →
I wish these were better. Someone wanna re-do?
MORTUARY SCIENCE 3005 History of Funeral Service
Mus 8590 Topics in 20th-Century Analysis: Musical Irony
A surprisingly large amount of correspondence in Claire’s Inbox is devoted to...– WikiLeaks Releases New York Woman’s Personal Correspondence — Daily Intel (via doree) I hope the historians of the future do this for ALL OF US.
“Amia Srinivasan removed “exploring my pre-theoretic intuitions” from her favorite activities. 2:09am”
Amy Hungerford's 1910 - 1945 American Novels... →
“Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life.” — Lawrence Kasdan