On Having the Best-Selling Cake and Eating the Review, Too: An Interview With Jennifer Weiner

This is just fascinating. Thank you, Jennifer and Jia!

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 7:17 pm 0

On Talking to an Abortion Doula

I initially misread the title and thought it said "Talking to an Abortion Dracula."

Beautiful work, nonetheless.

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 2:21 pm 0

On The Heartland Pie

100% agree with the stacked bob bit, I will say.

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 4:26 pm 0

On The Heartland Pie

These jokes are as overdone as the pot roast I'll be serving for dinner tonight amid my Hummel figurines and strains of Christian roccckkkkk. Seriously, so much from writers on the coasts and this is how the 'Pin decides to represent the Midwest? Bah.

K I'm done being cranky now. Just thought I'd throw in $0.02.

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 4:25 pm 1

On Twenty Additional Ways To Leave Your Lover


Posted on March 18, 2014 at 2:41 pm 0

On A Certain Amount of Suffering: On the Women of True Detective

@heroicdestinysquad That's really intelligent, and I totally agree. TD probably won't go in that direction, but, yeah, the cult aspect effectively elides the systemic mistreatment of women in our culture in favor of a showy—carnivalesque—mask—...time...is...a...flat—circle—okay I'm done. Good point.

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 4:14 pm 0

On A Certain Amount of Suffering: On the Women of True Detective

Too bad it's definitely not going to be Marty. There's nothing in the show to support that conclusion, and Nic P. has come out said it's not him. Barring a twist, we'll have to deal with the fact that he's not complicit (except morally), and is simply one of the bad men keeping other bad men at bay.

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 3:48 pm 1

On The True Detective Emoji Puzzle

I felt pressure to get these "right," as if I "should" know what the hell they're supposed to mean, but I didn't, except for Green-Eared Spaghetti Monster. And I wouldn't have, even though I've finally rewatched all the eps and figured out all the plot threads. Braaaavoooo to the creative use of emojis, nonetheless.

And yeah, Maggie!!! Mag-GIE Mag-GIE Mag-GIE. *fist pump*

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 8:40 pm 0

On House of Cards in One Day; or, A Tale of Bravery

This was hilarious.

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 6:35 pm 1

On Ask a Glutton: Your Perfect Dinner Party

I actually registered just to comment on this post (longtime reader, first-time commenter): Smitten Kitchen (holla) has a magical recipe for buttermilk roasted chicken that makes an EXCELLENT dinner-party dish (for non-veg people, ahem). It takes about 5 minutes of prep time, one day of marinating/do nothing time, and about 40 minutes of cook time. Boom: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2012/01/buttermilk-roast-chicken/ I seriously recommend. Plus, it tastes fantastic with an easy green salad and some bread on the side. So easy. Hi everybody.

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 4:46 pm 9