On Sia, "Fire Meet Gasoline"

I was wondering about the blatant "Heidi Klum" lingerie product placement, but then I saw on Pitchfork that the video was made *for* the lingerie line. So...it's an ad. We're not even pretending now.

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 2:07 pm 0

On Helen and I

Question: would the white girl in Dil Chahta Hai qualify as an item girl? Because I just recall feeling kind of sorry for her. She was no Helen.

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 11:59 pm 0

On Wuthering Tarts: Baking with Emily Brontë

I JUST re-read Wuthering Heights for the first time in possibly as many as 20 years, and I have to say that I appreciated much more this time. The first time, I was a teenager, and I just found Heathcliff and Cathy so unspeakably awful that I couldn't understand what all the fuss was about. All that maundering about on the moor. This time around, I was struck by the complicated layering of narrative voices, the way everything Cathy and Heathcliff (and the subsequent generation) do is filtered through the eyes and voices of the people around them. It's so complex and rich and strange a story, I know understand how shocked people were that this emerged from the imagination of a small-town pastor's daughter. I absolutely loved it.

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 8:48 pm 0

On "The Teenager Was the Invention of Adolescent Girls": An Interview With Matt Wolf

I wonder if Agatha Runcible from Vile Bodies was in part based on Brenda Dean Paul.

Posted on March 15, 2014 at 1:24 pm 0

On Hate Actually

@deepomega Now you will think, what a sweet, preternaturally wise little boy, not creepy at all.


Posted on December 25, 2013 at 11:19 am 2

On Is Enya Feminist Enough?

MANDERLEY, not Manderly. Du Maurier, not George R. R. Martin.

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 7:40 pm 3

On The Oral History of Female Drummers

I wasn't sure I would like this, but I really did! Thanks for posting.

Posted on November 22, 2013 at 10:36 am 0

On The Frozen, Blinking, Duck-Facing Youth

Here is a working link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iumJn-ChyM&feature=share&list=UUizE-TcPd19XelJJcre2fDw

Posted on November 8, 2013 at 11:55 am 0

On A Found Poem from Nancy Jo Sales' Vanity Fair Piece About Teens

@smartastic And the kids are alright.

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 1:53 pm 0

On A to Z: Unpopular Self-Help Books

Ugh, I had a boyfriend once who had trouble with decibels.

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 2:17 am 0