At Largehearted Boy, writers and musicians answer the question, “Why Obama?”
Going to see this tonight. Am very excited. →
Went to a talk on comic books last night called “Comic Books or Graphic Novels? The Politics of Nomenclature” at PIFAS, part of Sarah & James & Oliver’s new project, the Temporary Department of Academic Research. It was shorter on politics than the name would imply, but a good overview of the development (in the US at least) of the concept of the cartoon/comic...
Editor of the Reformer: I understand that some farmers are having trouble...
I loved The Intuitionist, which I read for the inimitable S. Hock’s New American Fiction class sophomore year, so I was v. pleased to stumble upon this on the bookshelves of my housesit home.
I am a professional music critic →
This summer I have spent my beverage money on: Two shots of espresso + ice + soymilk + dash of simple syrup OE down to the cone + orange juice So many pints of Kenzinger (from the new Philadelphia Brewing Co.)
Will eating a diet that is 90% tomatoes: -make me really healthy because they are on the porch and I am helping them grow! Like magic tomatoes. -make a hole in my stomach due to all the tomato-acid eating away at the lining? -Not really do anything except make me happy because they are so delicious. I am really only concerned about the second possibility.
Organic booze tastier, less hangover-inducing than... →
Davey Wallace's Kenyon commencement speech →
Performance artist to recreate Ferris Bueller’s Twist & Shout routine in New York.
JULIA CHILD IS THE COOLEST WOMAN EVER →
One more reason to move to Chicago? →
Dope City, USA
Of Montreal’s new album art looks awesome. (Thanks, Alex)
Do you live in New York? Go eat this. →
Brattleboro is being recognized by a whole bunch... →
The New York Times on Brattleboro as awesomest... →
I am a professional translator →
Serial child... impersonator →
It was like good, fully developed veal, not young, but not yet beef. It was very...– New York Times reporter William Bueller Seabrook, in 1931, on what human tastes like
Grups? Yupster? No more generation gap? Wha? →
Roger Turner addresses the burgeoning zucchini... →
New job update
I am currently eating a prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, tomato, and pesto sandwich on good herb ciabatta - easily the best I’ve had in months. I have a serrano ham & manchego sandwich (on baked-today baguette) in the fridge for lunch tomorrow. I’m going to be eating a sticky bun for dessert, and have a breakfast bagel supply for the next couple of days. There is a freshly sliced...
A fascinating exploration of identity construction... →
I’m liking the vernacular so far. Love, love, loved Other Voices, Other Rooms.
Why do the Republicans not have a street team? I get asked pretty constantly if I have time to help the Democrats. WHO IS HELPING THE REPUBLICANS???