I think I may have missed a memo somewhere.
Wait did the Awl end??
leoncrawl: That comment thread was bad but not THAT bad! @moneycashhos is aware of the problem and is ON IT.
Alex Balk: Unrelated: Fuck Off, February, I'm Glad... →
He’s right, it does seem counterintuitive, but I have called on Alex in times of trouble and he really is there, if by “called” you mean “unburdened myself while somewhat tipsy in a bar.” But hell, maybe I’ll try this “calling” thing right now. PICK UP THE DAMN PHONE ALEX!!!
peace out jerks
sparkleneelysparkle: the hills/laguna beach liveblogs that i have started to bother everyone with recently have lost me like 20 followers since last week. i just DONT UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU PEOPLE WERE LOOKING FOR/EXPECTING HERE? HAVE YOU SEEN THE ICON OVER THERE? OF LC YELLING? I CANT TAKE THIS INSTABILITY. DONT COME HERE IF YOU CANT TAKE THE FUCKING LAGUNA BEACH HEAT! I am reblogging it...
Obviously the best clarification I have ever had to write: Update: Whoops! It has been brought to my attention that “this Muniz fellow” is in fact a Gawker.TV intern. That will surely make the next roof drinks party super awkward! Anyway, Gawker.TV editor Richard Blakeley wanted me to make sure that everyone knows that Adrian is “like a gem and someone will pick him up....
If you’ve spent any time trolling the blogosphere, you’ve probably noticed a...– Chuck Klosterman, Eating the Dinosaur (via fimoculous) Shots fired. (via youngmanhattanite) I disagree.
Matt Cherette Is Going To Move To New York City →
choire: mattchew03: I am? Well, I should probably get on that… Anyway, for reasons unclear to me—because I don’t think I’m that interesting or worthy of something like this—but appreciated regardless, Daniel D’Addario wrote a profile on me for The Awl. So, if you care to, go forth and read it (but try to ignore the negative comments, even though I wasn’t able to do so). I’m actually...
Everyone's getting vajazzled! →
Emily gets some life lessons from Patty Stanger: “You have to say to yourself, I can’t roll out of bed and expect that gorgeous guy at the bar who is looking at his newspaper and waiting for his client to show up to look at me if I don’t match him,” she says. “An eight can be with a 10, but that 10 isn’t going to be with a six. And if highlights can take...
I thought it might be funny to rewrite Paris Review headlines in the style of Media Takeout. Hence, Paris Review Takeout.
brokedownpalace: Whatever happened to that antiquated style of the possessive that companies (and subsequently people) once used? Woolworth’s, Chasen’s, Disney’s. We just don’t do this anymore, and when old people refer to something with the possessive, like Duane Reade’s, it sound oppressively out of touch. Our culture is changing everyday! Related: calling a retail establishment “the...
I wrote about the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award in Publisher’s Weekly: “The great majority of the winnowing was done by publishing professionals,” [Penguin Press editor-in-chief Eamon] Dolan notes. “If you’re worried you’re not going to get your book past the ‘man,’ well, that’s who made the determination of who the top three were.” In fact, Dolan says, the...
Let us never forget how amazing “The...
maura: if you’re in the philly area and in need of plans this saturday night, i have an idea for you: come out to tritone! Sugar Town Returns: A night of lady rockers and DJs! Kitten Disaster, The Sky Drops, and She Ends All, with Maura Johnston reading and DJing in between bands At Tritone (1508 South St.). Saturday, Feb. 27; 9 p.m.; $7 cover I will probably be spinning at least one set...
“Presented without comment” is a tic that needs to die.
I took Lee to the vet this morning to get an ultrasound because there was some concern that her liver enzymes were elevated and the drug cocktail of medicines with names like metronidazole and Denamarin was not working, and so, when I finally got the vet on the phone, she said they had to see “what was going on in there.” The possibilities: a mass, malignant or benign; hepatitis; a...
Also I am dying from Brad Elterman’s photos.
Oh how I love the Shadow Editors: Tom: The perfection of the marriage of Sally Quinn and Ben Bradlee is one of the central themes of the writing of Sally Quinn. It is odd that such a wonderful thing as this marriage would have created so much apparent emotional damage and resentment in its wake, lasting down through the years. Tom: It is almost as if other people had different feelings about...
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sparkleneelysparkle: culturefink: In a very small voice, I am confessing that I’ve kind of got a crush on Kelly Cutrone. i’m halfway through and i am near tears. Well, if you have to cry, you know where to go.
There’s so much brilliance in Christine Smallwood’s essay (subscription, which you should get, required) about A Fortunate Age and The Group in the second-most-recent issue of the LRB that it’s going to be hard for me to pick out the best parts, but I’m going to give it my best shot. On AFA: The plot is driven by two imperatives, one romantic—how to find a...
thingsiatethatilove: Julie fucking Powell. Pig liver from The Meat Hook. Cleaving. … no big deal!!
"I have absolutely nothing of value on me"
thingsiatethatilove: “It looks like Gould has intentionally slipped into semi-obscurity lately, or maybe she has just found a level of fame she is comfortable with” Hahahahahahahahaha. Oh dear. I love the idea that you can pick whichever level of fame you are “comfortable with.” Not the exact same thing, but this made me think of the classic Wanda Sykes routine about having a detachable...
+1 mandashapwe: Do stupid bitches start following you on tumblr, when they are your least favorite person on the face of the earth? Hahah god you suck. Your disgusting ass makes me laugh every day. ANYWAY. I am feeling better, ready to start hanging out. I can’t wait for my new hair this weekend.
This was fascinating and, uh, kinda hot!? (ROGER CALL ME): Paul: Roger was truly awesome about the web. Here’s an example: when I started freelancing in 2003 we went out for lunch and I said, “Look, the stuff I’m doing, I don’t have a web interface for it, and it’s all done on the command line,” and I sort of expected that to end the deal, and he said,...