Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I’ll save you the rant about e-readers, but honestly—what can compare with these glorious, clunky, physical objects? Death to convenience. Fill up my coffin with books, books, books.
Siri Thorson, truth teller.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
This Office retrospective is killing me.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Why do they even try? my 7-year-old self would wonder as I watched Alan Alda flounder helplessly through yet another failed rerun of M*A*S*H. Why is every single Korean-lady extra so much funnier than he is?
Ellie Kemper: Can Men Be Funny?: Humor: GQ (via booksinthekitchen)
This is everything.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Our culture deliberately socializes women to be taken in. We condition girls (explicitly! Not even covertly!) to believe that if they’re not sexually attractive, they’re nothing. They’re garbage. They might as well not exist. We reinforce, over and over, that their attractiveness has an expiration date, so the only thing they can do is desperately leverage that attractiveness while they can. If they resist that conditioning, we sexualize them against their will, and if they give in to that conditioning—or worse, if they are raped by a predator—we reveal the trap: Now you’re a slut, and it’s your fault. Now you’re tainted. Now you’re worse than nothing. Now you might as well not even cry out when your rapist takes you to the gas station in a wig and sunglasses.
Lindy West is tired of your mess.
Friday, May 10, 2013
“The major, major thing that Rick was onto with these movies was: ‘We don’t need anything except what it feels like to connect with another human being,’ ” says Hawke. “ ‘What that feels like. That feels magical.’ I remember Julie saying when we made the first one, ‘I think the movie needs to be funnier, you need to write more jokes.’ And Rick said to her, ‘I’ve been working with you for nine weeks. I find you absolutely and completely intriguing, beguiling, and hypnotic. If we can get the real essence of you in front of a camera and they can’t give a shit for two hours, then I’m not interested in them as an audience.’ She was like, ‘Okay, but it’s going to be bor-ing.’ ”
I doubt I’ll ever find a film - or set of films - that better grasp the intricacies of a relationship. None of that paper character bullshit. Here are a man and woman in 3D, with veins and hearts and lives.
Give me another “Before” in nine years’ time, please.
Just chattin’ with Tom Cavanagh. No big deal.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
“Every time I look back to this photo, I feel uncomfortable — it haunts me. It’s as if they are saying to me, we are not a number — not only cheap labor and cheap lives. We are human beings like you. Our life is precious like yours, and our dreams are precious too.”
High sun means High Line livin’.
Friday, April 5, 2013
*Project Q.U.E.E.N.? Yes. Janelle & Erykah, together? Yes. The redhead (you beautiful, beautiful stranger)? Yes. Every.single.item of clothing? TWERK. The last :50? Preach.
…And of course, because the booty don’t lie.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
I don’t shine if you don’t shine, aka SHINE THEORY, courtesy of my shiniest #core boo.
Shine Theory 4 life.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
His hands are so big and warm…I want to fall asleep in them like Thumbelina.
Nick Miller, my crotchety soulmate.
The Art of Browsing
“Is it possible that book browsing is already strange and unusual enough to be considered material for art?”
Claire Barliant on new art shows that focus on books: http://nyr.kr/Z7Jn5e
“Everyone agrees that the future of publishing is electronic, with words beamed to us instantaneously. But in that case, what will happen to all of the books beside the book—and the places that store them? When they’re gone, where will we randomly stumble on the knowledge we didn’t even know we wanted to know?”
Who knows? But wherever the stumble happens, I can already attest to not being about that life.