On NYT Magazine's Hillary Cover Makes No Sense: A Brief Scientific Chat

I just did an illustration for the NY Times (it doesn't run until next month). When they accepted it, I was, like, "Oh, phew, they like it; it's good."

Now I'm not so sure. :(

Posted on January 23, 2014 at 3:17 pm 2

On All Lotion Should Be Like This Lotion

This reminds me of Simone de Beauvier's great quote: "Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female - whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male."

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 11:36 am 3

On Case of the Fake People: On TLC's CrazySexyCool Biopic

OK, TLC is all fine and good, but "they defined the avant-garde of pop music"? Seriously? Avant-Garde?

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 3:32 pm 0

On Friday Night Lights: An Appreciation of The Cheerleader

Not familiar with these books, but "Puddles" is instantly my favorite character name EVER.

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 10:39 am 0


Hmmm... Byron Kim is not impressed:

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 9:46 am 1

On Like, Literally.

And don't even get me started on "nonplussed."

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 8:37 am 0

On How Do You Solve a Book Cover Like Lolita?

@laurel Wow, that is brilliant.

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 12:02 pm 0

On How Do You Solve a Book Cover Like Lolita?

That cover design with the punctuation marks! Never before have parenthesis and an exclamation point made me feel so dirty.

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 10:55 am 1

On My Case With Accutane

@cmonster How many tubes of Blistex did you go through? It must have been hundreds for me. Ow.

Posted on October 20, 2011 at 3:23 pm 1

On My Case With Accutane

I was an early guinea pig/test subject for Accutane. I was given a dosage many, many times the dosage which the FDA eventually approved. It was really horrible; I practically had to bath in lotion, and my lips, the palms of my hands, and the soles of my feet were cracked, bleeding and sore for months and months.

It sure got rid of the zits, though!

I never experienced anything like the other side-effects, the emotional ones (other than wanting to cry because I was so sore). Since I was on such a crazy high dosage, I've always been a little skeptical.

Posted on October 20, 2011 at 3:09 pm 1