Posts Tagged: legends

Claire Danes: Legend

Four compliments paid to Claire Danes in John Lahr's New Yorker profile of the actress this week, in ascending order of how much they contribute overall to The Legend Of Claire Danes.

4. On 13-year-old Danes, in My So-Called Life:

"'She seemed to have been born fully grown, you know, out of a seashell,' [Marshall] Herskovitz said."

3. On adult Danes, in Temple Grandin:

"'There are scenes where she looks like a young Grace Kelly and scenes where she looks like an old horse-faced English duchess,' [Mick] Jackson said."

2. On adult Danes, in Homeland:

"President Obama, who was given an autographed boxed set of the series, told her when [...]


Searching for a Poorly Named Band on iTunes

You're right, iTunes, I think this is what I was really looking for and I just didn't know it! But which iteration of woman? Season 1? Season 2? Season 3? Season 4? What if I get through Season 4 and there isn't any more?


Myths and Legends: Director's Cut

Leda: So also can I do a test for Swan AIDS. Gynecologist: . . . Swan AIDS is not a thing. Leda: Oh, cool.

Helen's best friend: I mean, it's like, not even fun to hang out with you anymore because it's just about allllll these guys trying to talk to you, and I'm all, why am I even here. Helen: What do you want me to do about it? Seriously.


"Stuffed With the Down of Baby Eagles"

Choire Sicha and Tom Scocca have an op-ed about Penn Station in the Times! You may read it, and take a ceremonial visit to the station, grab a cinnabon, wash it down with a smoothie from Smoothie King. But obvs "don’t stop to contemplate, if you’re there—you’ll be trampled."