On Talking to Lauren Oliver and Lexa Hillyer, "Story Architects" for Young Adult Literature

@Erryoudite And that goes double for all you script doctors out there. And social engineers.

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 11:13 am 0

On My Special Friend

Marry that phone!

Posted on February 5, 2014 at 1:36 pm 1

On Lucy's Conquests

You. All of you. Go and read The New Yorkers by Cathleen Schine. Then read the rest of her books.

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 4:11 pm 0

On "What Could We Have Been If We Hadn't Put All That Energy Into Being Hidden?"

Oh my god the weeping.

Posted on December 11, 2013 at 4:13 pm 2

On Interview with Dr. Susan Robinson, One of the Last Four Doctors in America to Openly Provide Third-Trimester Abortions

This needs to be in the New York Times.

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 2:40 pm 19

On Nice to Meet You, Internet

And I'm into three day eventing, relational databases, and baking.

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 2:02 pm 1

On Nice to Meet You, Internet

Man Learns Women Not All One Woman

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 1:58 pm 62

On What Is the Difference Between Mascara, Eye-Liner and Concealer? Six Philosophical Inquiries

Oh my god the Books section. I can hear the editorial meeting now. "Things we need for sure: Cocktail recipes, movies, celebrity tie-ins.. and something feminist-y. How about, 'Can men write women well?'"

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 1:26 pm 4

On Every Meal Almanzo Eats in Laura Ingalls Wilder's Farmer Boy

@iceberg Vinegar pie in a book called Farmer Takes a Wife. Columns by a farmer in Maine who marries a nice Boston girl, first half of last century or so. She arrives unprepared to be a farm wife, and is expected (by husband's family, not husband himself) to jump right in, with pie every day. She retaliates by making a vinegar pie.

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 5:20 pm 2

On Every Meal Almanzo Eats in Laura Ingalls Wilder's Farmer Boy

LOVE THIS. I remember, reading Farmer Boy for the fiftieth time, reflecting that Almanzo came from this incredibly lavish Upstate NY lifestyle, and was having his little adventure in the territories, playing around with failed crops and claim shanties, and she'd already been on that ride for her entire childhood, and is ready to have some glass windows already. And he's regaling her with stories about shelves full of pie and having your own stabling at the church. Fuck this shit. Take me back there!

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 4:36 pm 10