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On Draculas Through History

I don't know what you read, but it wasn't "Dracula" by Bram Stoker. Renfield is an insane asylum patient, not Harker's boss. Mina is not said to resemble the Count's dead wife. Maybe this got mixed up with your account of an adaptation?

Posted on October 31, 2014 at 2:23 pm 2

On Texts from Mallory Ortberg

@melis But Mallory, "Fear of Flying" is where "It's all a rich tapestry" is from!

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm 0

On Animal Surprise: The See-Through

Gorgeous!

Posted on September 5, 2014 at 11:39 am 1

On Gifts My Father Gave Me

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your father with us.

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 12:28 am 1

On What Happened When We Gave Our Daughter My Last Name

Thank you so much for writing this. I am in complete agreement with your views--especially the oddness of the unquestioning, "given" nature of the child inheriting the father's name, even if the mother opts to keep her own--but also appreciate how understanding you are of individual situations.

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:08 pm 2

On "In the Dead Girl Show, the girl body is both a wellspring of and a target for sexual wickedness"

This trope has a long, long history. As Edgar Allan Poe explained, "the death, then, of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world."

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 6:14 pm 0

On Talking to Misty Copeland About Race, Class and Ballet

I can never get over how beautiful her lines are. I wish I could see her dance live.

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 7:33 pm 0

On Joan Didion on Woody Allen

@queequeging Meryl Streep was in "Manhattan." Has she spoken out against him?

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 3:03 pm 0

On The Kitchen Of Tomorrow

That garbage can exchange was remarkably true to life!

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 4:08 pm 1

On The Real Fantasy of Downton Abbey

I think Thomas and Branson are "legit hot dudes."

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 7:13 pm 2