"Bullet Points" →
I somewhat enjoyed Joseph Bernstein’s light commentary on the fashion of writing essays in numbered list form. But it takes a depressingly small-minded look at the practice: really, David Shields and God were the only real practitioners of the form you cared to mention or censure? And not, for instance, the entire history of philosophy. (You quoted Nietzsche!) Or poetry? Enough with...
At college in Connecticut, I had my first woeful exposure to connoisseur-grade...– Wells Tower, on getting high and Pearl Jam
The best are such because they limit their bad deals to one or two fingers; to...– This is a terrible sentence: Y/N? Should I keep reading this essay?
It has made my experience of cleaning the house, for example, feel very, very...– Mike Powell, 10.0, Best New Music Writing Sentence.
Home No. 5: About last night. →
jamiatt: So I want to talk for a second about what happened last night at the Vol 1. Brooklyn reading at CultureFix, and the fight that ensued, an act shocking at the very least because we are all such sedentary creatures, we book people. So CultureFix, a bar/gallery space I have never been to before and… This is an account of a genuine literary dust-up. Would not have predicted.
The fact is, when it comes to the question of women and, um, art, the Top 40’s...– I appreciate Jody bringing this up, because it’s a discussion worth having. However, I’m very suspicious of anyone who uses music as a window into a person’s (or demographic’s) heart/mind/soul. (via stevenhyden) This is the stupidest fucking thing I’ve ever read in my entire life! I am...
Taste is like a nuclear arms race. If everyone could agree that it’s not a competition, and therefore it’s not even that important, then we could all just stop. But… On the other hand, that’s sort of easy to say if you also think your taste is just fine, and people aren’t jumping up and down to tell you otherwise. So in that sense, “disarmament” feels...
Newsweek's Cursor Controversy, Pt. II →
fek: Sampling of Hate-Reblogging for Newsweek: Newsweek is getting a lot of shit for their employee’s flippant and insensitive attitude toward the initial HuffPo piece. Name of Hate-Reblog’s Tumblr: ”Don’t Give a Damn” Description of Hate-Reblog’s Tumblr: “I’m 24 and a Brooklynite by way of Oklahoma City. I write a lot of fiction and read a lot of books and watch a lot of TV and sell a lot...
How to Make a Bourbon Old-Fashioned (the Right...
Looks like someone still remembers how to make a real old fashioned. the-how-to: by Marissa Landrigan Start with a proper old-fashioned glass. Glass. Thick-bottomed. You want to feel the weight of it in your hand. Drop in a sugar cube (or about a teaspoon of good cane sugar). Add three emphatic dashes of Angostura bitters directly onto the sugar, then a splash of club soda. Muddle the...
"Hottest Chick in the Game" written by Sean T.... →
As good as a 55-minute all-rap Nicki song is, it wasn’t the best thing I’ve come across all morning. If you click the link above, I can almost guarantee you will be happy. (Via @perpetua) I couldn’t, or feel I shouldn’t, do justice to this in words. But put simply, it’s a comic about Drake’s search for more in life, the illuminati, and time’s hopeless...
Sadybusiness: Ladies, Synthesizers, Feelings and... →
sadybusiness: Yes, I did my Pitchfork Top 100 List, like everyone else. […] It’s frankly astonishing how much of this list is selected by sheer nostalgia. You can probably tell exactly how old I am, and where I’ve lived, and how my taste evolved, by looking at this list. Several albums are on there, not because I listen to them a lot, or even think they’re objectively great albums, but...
Anonymous asked: Re: People's List: Where is Pinkerton, or the Mountain Goats?
Here's the second draft of my Pitchfork... →
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Natural Bridge Heartbreaker Soft Bulletin Bitte Orca Blueprint Kid A You Forget It In People Funeral Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Preliminary notes: my list is very college-nostalgia-centric. Ryan Adams’ has fallen unreasonably low, maybe, in wider estimation. The 1996 Silver Jews album would probably be #2 if it were available — which it’s not for...
If the ‘white flight’ from Myspace to Facebook was like the post-war migration...– Whitney Erin Boesel, from her “Race, Class, App.net: The Beginning of ‘White Flight’ from Facebook & Twitter?” h/t, and lots more from Anil Dash. (via thesmithian) This seems like a good point. I mean, Twitter is great because it’s free. If I wanted to pay money to listen to the kind...
Manic Pixie Dream Zing
@woolyknickers: Jack White is playing a secret show in Portland right now. At a laundromat.
@bmichael: Is there a spaceship durian and a class of precocious third graders raising free range fowl in the background?
@bmichael: The only things I know about Portland are the things I learned from watching Portlandia.
@woolyknickers: The show is powered by bicycle generators ridden by vegans.
@woolyknickers: That show is a documentary.
@bmichael: yeah a documentary about how hot carrie brownstein is.
@woolyknickers: Especially when she looks like Justin Long.
Heems “Killing Time” A Great New...
We are lucky in Astoria. There are so many places to eat where the food is both...– Suzanne Yacka AKA @tastoriaqueens in the VV, repping some of my favorite places just up the street. BZ, Pão, and FALAFEL KING are amazing, cheap, and fast. I haven’t tried Duzan, but I’ll have to now.
Red Light Politics: So you want to free Pussy... →
redlightpolitics: “WE ARE ALL PUSSY RIOT!” “FREE PUSSY RIOT!” “JOIN US AT X EVENT IN SOLIDARITY WITH PUSSY RIOT!”. It’s everywhere these days. Madonna has “supported” Pussy Riot! Celebrities everywhere stand for Pussy Riot. My Facebook timeline is full of support for Pussy Riot from well intentioned Dutch people who are outraged. OUTRAGED I TELL YOU that these women are detained. And yet,...
I'm torn on this, because, where does she get her...
Interviewer: Okay. Which designers do you prefer?
Hillary Clinton: What designers of clothes?
Hillary Clinton: Would you ever ask a man that question?
Interviewer: Probably not. Probably not.