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On The Three Best Villains from R.L. Stine's Fear Street

I *loved* Broken Hearts. I wrote so many copycat short stories (villain ends up being a surprise character in a wig) after that.

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 10:15 am 0

On On Pheasants and Polyamory

Nice descriptive writing. Novels/short stories about affairs make me so weary, though. Only a few ways stories about lovin' can end up, yknow?

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 5:17 pm 0

On Interview with a Santeria Priestess

This is really useful to me, so thanks for writing. My boyfriend practices Santeria and just made saint in the process you described above, so I have a lot of questions. Like the not-having-sex thing, is that across the board? Because I wasn't informed? Maybe do you have an email address if you're willing to answer a few other questions?

Posted on December 5, 2013 at 11:10 am 0

On "Don’t worry, it’s no 'Sex and the City,' they say. As if that were a good thing."

I think most people recognize that the problems started when SJP started producing, and so the narrative forcefully corralled viewers into empathizing with Carrie. When the show was at its best, it followed that classic-Simpsons manifesto of no cow being sacred. The abrupt, sometimes-gross sex scenes were part of that. It was a very interesting balancing act between two kinds of consumption: beautiful, artificial things and at-times-gross organic/real things.

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 2:36 pm 0

On Interview With a Virgin: Bette

"but when you wear black, you can just pretend you’re Batman." Rock on, lady.

Posted on April 15, 2013 at 2:48 pm 0

On And I Said: "Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!"

also I went to a Daisy Fried reading once and "My Brother Is Getting Arrested Again" had everyone laughing. http://www.amazon.com/Brother-Getting-Arrested-Again-Poetry/dp/0822959194

Posted on March 18, 2013 at 2:47 pm 0

On And I Said: "Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!"

James Tate, brah! And I seem to remember some of Frank O'Hara's Lunch Poems as being pretty funny. At least one was about farting.

Posted on March 18, 2013 at 2:44 pm 0

On Now, This is a Moment, of Some Kind, or Another

One of her assistants wrote a biography of Marina Abramovic, WHEN MARINA ABRAMOVIC DIES. Like most biographies obviously you have to wonder at what is true and what is not, but I found it very interesting.

Posted on March 11, 2013 at 2:23 pm 0

On What Happened to Michelle in Forest Hills?

Does remind me of Gitta Sereny's books on Mary Bell. The first was on the trial itself, the second a more nuanced look at Mary Bell's life as a whole. Really eye-opening. I'm definitely picking up Iphigenia in Forest Hills.

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 1:56 pm 0

On Hot Yoga Changed My Life, Body, and Spirit Animal

@jule_b_sorry Try Integral Yoga on 13th st in the village. They are very accepting of all body types and their basic yoga classes are low key.

Posted on May 18, 2011 at 11:01 am 0