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On Sisters, Ranked

Only child here, but I share a middle name with the cousin who's closest to me in age -- "we did it so you'd be friends," my mother explained. Parents are weird!

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 8:09 pm 0

On Nickelodeon's Diversity "Problem" Is That It Likes Diversity

While we're brainstorming ideas for TV shows, how about "Shemar Moore Stands Around and Reads His Grocery List for 22.5 Minutes"?

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 10:07 am 4

On Lessons My Closet Taught Me

@lunaesque just noting some overall changes in this site, which used to have a books editor and now appears to be mostly about clothes. Which is boring.

Posted on October 4, 2014 at 10:12 pm 0

On Lessons My Closet Taught Me

So, is the hairpin a fashion site now?

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 9:28 pm 0

On On Hair, There and Everywhere, and Intra-Cultural Shame

Actually I think that's a pretty sick burn for a nine year old. I only recently figured out what "fivehead" means, and I am an adult ("adult"), so.

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 4:59 pm 3

On What Jean Rhys Taught Me About Loneliness

Wide Sargasso Sea, not Wild Sargasso Sea.

The description of nonprofits as "giant bureaucracies with a pedigree" is 100% spot-on.

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 9:31 am 0

On What Kind of Bird Are You?

and nearly weightless

oh for fuck's sake.

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 7:47 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

@Statham maybe this will help: http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2013/07/where-to-eat-near-times-square-new-york-nyc.html

Posted on March 22, 2014 at 11:45 am 0

On Let's Hold Hands and Talk About the True Detective Finale

@Danzig! @Lauren_O'Neal Ah, interesting. Errol is the overachiever of the family, then. He could have hidden all those bodies in his nasty little rabbit warren and never been found... but instead he had to show off.

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 8:15 am 0

On Let's Hold Hands and Talk About the True Detective Finale

Ok two things that have been bugging me all day:

1.) I think we can safely assume that creepy Errol killed Dora Lange, even though it wasn't explicitly spelled out in the finale. I'm still struggling with the "why" though -- most/all of the evidence (photos and that video) about the culty people indicates they like to prey on children. Why this woman?
2.) It's also not clear to me why Dora's body was posed and displayed the way she was. Like creepy underground cult functions for [some really long period of time] and then basically does the equivalent of sending up a flare for the police saying "come find me!" Did creepy Errol just go extra-insane that day?

It is entirely possible I'm missing something really obvious here, so please tell me if I just fell asleep during some vital moment or something.

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 5:07 pm 0