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On Scandals of Classic Hollywood: The Many Faces of Barbara Stanwyck

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU AHP! Just the carrot I needed to keep me working on this research critique due in 4 hours. Barbara Stanwyck, some arroz con guandules, sweet plantains and a cold beer will be tonight's reward for all this hard work (read: extreme procrastination and subsequent half-assery)

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 12:08 pm 3

On The Fault in Her Stars

February 2012, my most accurate forecast to date: "Uranus is on fire this month!" The VERY SAME MONTH I picked up an intestinal parasite, drinking fresh juice from a street vendor in the DR.

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 11:51 am 29

On "Heavy Metal Drummer," Wilco

I love this song AND I am currently falling in love with a heavy metal drummer! Well, he doesn't play metal anymore but in the 90s he was in a metal band in Santo Domingo that got some local airplay. Sigh. I'll have to play this song for him tonight.

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 1:14 pm 0

On "Ignition (Remix)," R. Kelly

@permanentbitchface Only thing that make my life complete/Is when I turn your face into a toilet seat

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 2:22 pm 3

On The Hummuses of Brooklyn

@Princess Gigglyfart GARLIC BREATH FOR MILES! But yeah, Bobbi's is pretty great.

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 8:44 pm 1

On The Hummuses of Brooklyn

Yo Edith. I'm really happy for you, Imma let you finish but Wegmans Caramelized Onion Hummus is the best hummus of all time. THE BEST HUMMUS OF ALL TIME.

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 7:41 pm 4

On "Back to Me," Kathleen Edwards

This is embarrassing but I feel comfortable enough around all of you to admit that my initial thought, before watching the video or googling Kathleen Edwards, was that this was a throwback 90s video, by Kathleen ROBERTSON aka Claire Arnold from Beverly Hills 90210. That's what I gleaned from the name and blurry screenshot.

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 5:58 pm 0

On Get This Look: Angela Lansbury

@snow_cat Thank you for posting that link. My spring semester wardrobe has finally found its muse. Let me share with you another fascinating Tumblr look book (with amazing commentary): http://clairhuxtable.tumblr.com/

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 5:43 pm 1

On POP ETC's Lovely "How Will I Know" Whitney Houston Cover

Oh I'd like to give that boy a hug!

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 9:36 am 3

On Do You Not Hear What I Don't Hear?

When I was young my family would spend a week every summer at a Benedictine abbey in the foothills of the Berkshires. The abbot was an old friend of my parents. It was also a working farm, and all the brothers had assigned jobs (gardener, cook, maintenance, cow-milking) and as guests we were encouraged to help out too. The rooms were austere, the meals were communal, and one night a week they would set up a projector in the parlor to screen old movies. I'll never forget the night they screened "Gone With the Wind," one of the brothers live-dubbed over Rhett Butler's infamous line "Frankly my dear, I don't give a DARN." We played Balderdash straight from the OED. My favorite pastime was banging on the giant Wurlitzer organ. As a kid I thought it was NOT cool to spend my summer vacation with a bunch of old scholarly men of the cloth, at least when it came time to compare vacation notes with classmates on the first day of school. But now when I think back on it, it was pretty idyllic.

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 6:59 pm 1