I just, I had a massive crush on Jeremy Irons, and when I met my gynecologist, I...– I love Charlize Theron. Charlize Theron Opens Up About Her Weird Dead Ringers Obsession at the Gotham Awards — Vulture
Dean Wesley Smith » The New World of Publishing:... →
I could not possibly disagree more with this: 1) Avoid agents at all costs. If you have one, fire them now unless your agent is also an attorney. No reason needed. A writer in this new world needs a good IP attorney on board. And not an agent who has other clients with the same publishing house that you sell to. That agent will NEVER fight for you. Ever. An attorney will fight for you and cost...
A List of Things I Like That Is Not, Despite What...
Baseball, college basketball, ice hockey Bobbi Brown tinted moisturizer, Urban Decay eyeshadow, NARS sheer lipstick Pierre Bourdieu, Michel Foucault, David Foster Wallace Jokes about farts Feminism Historical romance Contemporary romance Series romance Paranormal romance Romance, full stop Michael Fassbender and Ryan Gosling Louis C.K. and Patton Oswalt Thinking critically about...
So then, sometimes you are not out of ideas. Sometimes you are afraid of the...– On Inspiration: Guest Post by Alexander Chee « distraction no. 99 (h/t McCormick Templeman)
Performative language is an engine, not a camera.– David Stark, via Brooke Harrington
The first time I heard Alex Chilton sing, I was unimpressed. I was 23 at the time, that treacherous, liminal age when the line between good ideas and unbelievably bad ideas is more or less impossible to make out, and I thought I might be falling in love. The few serious relationships I’d had up to that point had been with men of a certain ilk: bright, sensitive, maybe a little bit gay. This guy,...
A Common Nomenclature for Lego Families →
A charming (if small-sample look) at the different names we have for Lego pieces. Two observations: 1. Legos are way, way more complicated than they were when I was a kid. 2. Depressingly, I don’t actually have any naming conventions of my own (apart from your basic 1x4, 2x4, etc.), despite the fact that I was obsessed with Legos until I was way too old to be obsessed with Legos. I blame...
"You are lecturing the precisely wrong set of... →
On the day after one of the hardest Cardinal losses in recent memory, it’s nice to have a Royals fan to remind me how lucky I am.