On Weekend Roundup / Open Thread

It's actually Lili Loofbourow.

Posted on January 17, 2015 at 1:17 am 0

On The Girl Isn't Scared: An Interview With Ana Lily Amirpour

@AmbiSinister How frightening is it?

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 5:50 pm 0

On Excerpts From The December 2014 Vogue, Presented Without Commentary

What were the "chocolates," actually? I must know!

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 5:45 pm 1

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


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