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

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

On [A Joke About Things Not Rising]

They're already doing this because short nonfiction lends itself better to test-taking and the stultifying quantification of all learning as a way of exacting "standards" that entirely depreciates them. Leaving aside recent experiments about the unique effects of literary fiction on emotional acuity, the fact that some instructors teach the novel ineptly (and presumably would teach nonfiction ineptly too)is no argument for not doing so at all. Why should teenagers' tastes be pandered to? Why can't we try to expand their horizons instead of continually limiting them?

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 6:14 pm 1

On A Day in the Life of The Dopeass Tea Wizard

Just seeing the title and image of this made me collapse into giggles.

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 2:50 pm 1