Conversations With My Brother
me: i just want siku to be happy
Michael: SAME HERE
Michael: it's not easy being an internationally famous polar bear cub
me: but he doesn't KNOW he's an internationally famous polar bear cub
Michael: that's what YOU think
me: i have a pretty good idea. i just don't want him to wake up one day and have it be like, the truman show
Michael: right, true. i just think for the sake of Siku, we should let him grow into his newly found fame, ya know?
me: i agree, i just don't want him to suffer knut's fate
Michael: truth. knut was a sad flameout
me: yes. tragic.
I'm blogging this week at The Awl btw
Doree: how is working with balk
i assume nothing has changed
me: it's eeeerily similar
"can i post a cat video"
It is 1986, and I am sitting on the floor in the living room of our house in...– The Whitney Houston I Want To Remember
Email from Mom: “it seems like yesterday that we went together to boston common to hear whitney. how you loved her.”
I loved learning the word “extradiegetic” because it allows me to explain...– Laughing and crying « Emily Magazine Oh, please do go read Emily’s really great essay (post? piece? what are we calling things these days?) on Emily Magazine about … well, sort of about everything, but especially about being a woman and a writer and having to constantly wrangle...
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barthel: A Jake Tapper (!) piece from McSweeneys (!) in 1999 (!) speaks to point 4 of Maura’s “How Not To Write About Female Musicians: A Handy Guide.” This is seriously genius. And so applicable to like… everything: She doesn’t have tartar sauce. Just ketchup. She apologizes. That’s okay, I say. She asks me about writing profiles like this one. Is it fun? Is it interesting? Who else...