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On Happy Birthday, Flannery O'Connor

I was in Savannah this weekend and visited her childhood home there on Sunday! It was pretty incredible. I bought a copy of "Wise Blood" embossed with the emblem of the group that maintains the home, and I'm really excited to read it.

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On "PRODUCT DETAILS: This attachment for your bath will hold your beverage in a wine glass while you bathe."

I, too, would absolutely and immediately buy this.

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 9:51 am 0

On A Guide to Eating Very Particular Feelings, Part III

Oh goodness, these are perfect. This is my favorite series, please write it forever.

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 4:40 pm 2

On "The truth is, the ten or twenty minutes I was somebody’s mother were black magic": Ariel Levy's "Thanksgiving in Mongolia"

There are no words for this piece. Stop everything you're doing and read it now.

Posted on November 11, 2013 at 11:25 am 1

On Sky Ferreira, "Nobody Asked Me (If I Was Okay)"

@j-i-a I have been really really loving "I Blame Myself" as well. And it is streaming on Spotify, which I'm not sure counts because it is a paid service, but it's there!

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 1:14 pm 0

On 10 Years, Actually

This is my favorite movie in the whole wide world and every year at Christmas my family watches it and eats fancy sandwiches and it is the best day and so yes please this.

Posted on November 4, 2013 at 12:53 pm 0

On One Way to Respond to Catcalls

@iceberg I would love to know the answers to these questions.

In classes on documentary, they always teach something that should be pretty self-explanatory: you have to give in order to receive. If you're going to photograph someone or record them or whatever, you also have to get a little personal, you have to show your subject who you are. So maybe this is the opposite of this? They took something from her, and so she's taking something from them. A reversal of the idea that you have to give to get.

I don't know if that really makes sense. But regardless, this is a fascinating project. As much as I love Rosecrans Baldwin ("Paris, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down" is a beautiful, beautiful book) this interview doesn't even begin to get at all of the questions this project provokes.

Posted on October 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm 0

On The Popularity Pie

I feel very similarly, except I am actually kind of into the idea of a book club...

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 12:37 pm 0

On Two Options for Listening to Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball" Without Listening to Miley Cyrus

This is excellent. I like the song, but loathe Miley!

Posted on September 26, 2013 at 11:28 am 0

On What's the Best Song to Have Sex To?

I actually really like Omni, by Minus the Bear. Not sure if that's just because I was listening to it a lot on one of my longer visits with my (then) long-distance boyfriend, but just the start of "My Time" is rather exciting.

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 12:38 pm 1