Five Borough Bike Tour Roll Call
Are you doing it?
In the latest installment of my society column with Marisa on The Awl, we went to the PEN gala at the Museum of Natural History. Then we went to the Hole concert. Slutty tights were discussed, as per usual.
SUNDAY AT WORD! ME! AND LOTS OF OTHER GREAT...
Please come out to WORD (126 Franklin St. in Greenpoint!) on Sunday (5/2) at 6pm to hear some wonderful and hilarious writers talk about moms—theirs and others. Here is the info! MOMMA SAID: Lies Our Mothers Told Us (And Some We Wish They Had). Join us for a hilarious pre-Mother’s Day evening of readings, memories, and family secrets with some of Brooklyn’s funniest writers...
“Meanwhile, Tinsley and her current boyfriend, 26-year-old hospitality executive Brian Mazza, were spotted the other day getting tattoos together at East Side Ink on Avenue B. Tinsley got the names of her dogs, Bella and BB, inscribed on her wrist.”
Cancel Publish: A Call For the End of Tumblr Book... →
seanfennessey: Look, I said some things about Tumblr and books for GQ.com and now I’m putting it on my Tumblr. Crazy times. Loved this. (Obvs.) But you should have mentioned Look at This Fucking Idea for a Blog-to-Book Deal!
Oh I really enjoyed this interview in New York Magazine of Meghan Daum and Emily by Curtis Sittenfeld, but particularly this wise thing that Emily had to say. Emily says many wise things, which is partly why I enjoy being friends with her, but it’s nice to see it in print where it will be disseminated to other people so they can appreciate her wisdom as well: When women are honest about...
I guess I missed the day where we learned that being 27 and running a charity providing music education to underprivileged children meant you could afford “a one-bedroom in the West Village with a newer kitchen and bathroom and a rent of no more than $2,500 per month.” In all seriousness, though, I really wish when the Times wrote these real estate stories that they added...
Marisa and I went to the London Review of Books party last night and wrote about it for The Awl. Sadly Choire took out my final weird blind item that wasn’t really a blind item, so you will all just have to let your imaginations run wild as to what it was about.
Unintentionally Rhetorical Questions Dog-Owners...
faithandbegorrah: Where is the smell coming from? What did you just swallow? Why are you eating grass when you know it makes you barf? How did you open that? Who’s a good girl? Who’s such a good girl? Why do you have dog breath? Did you really need to roll around in shit? How are you asleep if one of your ears is standing straight up? Why won’t you stop barking?
Awesome Book Jacket and Bookmark Design by Igor...
debbiestier: fuckyeahreading: I WANT THEM!!! (source via source) These are awesome.
Oh you really must read this profile of Derek Blasberg. It is sort of brilliant. It is one of those stories where the subject is probably thrilled and everyone else is like, what a douche. Also it contains this phrase: “Tinsley Mortimer, of the reality-show Mortimers…” (Actually it’s more like the reality-show Mercers, but whatever, still hilarious.)
thecolor12: skiing and snow generally picked herring bread - all kinds of bread New Order dark chocolate texas hold ‘em craps cash-in-hand mangos frozen mangos gangster movies movies with subtitles typewriters fountain pens dark beer marijuana Chinese food German philosophy the forest bicycles Yes, okay.
Of course, because this is television, portrayals of female nerds are undercut...– oh this is good. (via sparkleneelysparkle)
Quick Tokyo Thoughts
oats: After a day of stimulation from the market, the museum, the view, etc —- We were so exhausted by 4pm that we folded and went to a cat cafe in Shinjuku. It’s a cafe you go to and there are lots of cats there (at least 12 different types of cats). Just hanging out with cats and drinking ginger ale. It was relaxing and very nice. I don’t even like cats and I liked it. Other amazing stuff...
equalitymyth: Today we launch an ongoing collection of reader-submitted stories of workplace sexism. Email us and share yours! (And please indicate whether you’d prefer to remain anonymous.) Today, a 20s-something New York writer, on looking for her first job out of college: I applied for every writing position I could find in the months before graduating. I received a few interviews, but had...
More (hopefully) on this later, but for now, a public service announcement for publicists, festival coordinators, etc.: - I am a woman. - I have never written for McSweeney’s. - I am VERY GOOGLEABLE.
When you’re a freelancer you sometimes have to write things you’re not really proud of and you hope that for some reason they fail to appear on the Internet or at least show up really far down in your very Googleable Google results. But this was not one of those times: Jill, too, has changed since the show debuted in March 2008, then the second in the Real Housewives franchise, after...
spiers: I’m looking for an additional blogger for BlissTree.com. The candidate will be writing what I tend to call “filler posts”—aggregation posts, links to third party stories with commentary, quicklinks, etc. Original content is welcome, of course, but this particular person’s primary role would be to keep up with the news cycle and to post quickly and often. So if you’re fast and can do...
Dogs! Trained by prisoners to help soldiers with PTSD function in the world! HEART IT MELTS: In August, Jacob Hyde got his service dog, Mya, from Puppies Behind Bars, a program based in New York State that uses prisoners to raise and train dogs for lives of service. The organization has placed 23 dogs with veterans with P.T.S.D. in the last two years, training them to obey 87 different...
I’d be ever so grateful if someone could please overnight me a package of those really thin vanilla and chocolate cookies from the New Paris Bakery in Brookline.
Ben Stiller is more like Greenberg than Zoolander IRL.