Category Archives: Miscellania

100 years of style in 100 seconds

This is a lot of fun.

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On Spinsters

Jessa Crispin, aka Book Slut, has been writing a lot about the term “spinster” lately, and her posts have been fascinating. I saw Maleficent the other day (more to come), and I’ve been thinking a lot about it, in conjunction … Continue reading

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Totally Badass

And even more badass was that he got a bunch of responses and after everything, after all the trials they went through, every single one of the men returned.

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Easter Egg Hunt at Graceland

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading

– “I think she is a terrible driver + an ENORMOUS PIECE OF SHIT MOTHERFUCKING ASSHOLE. How fucking entitled do you have to be to behave like this? She should be arrested and have her license revoked, and if I … Continue reading

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For World AIDS Day

My dear dear friend Alexandra Billings. And then, as if swept by an unseen hand, it came closer and friends of mine began going into the hospital. Not one or two, but eight and ten. For all those who have … Continue reading

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading

– There’s a new Jonathan Swift biography which sounds excellent. I very much enjoyed reading this review. – Fantastic essay on Grantland about the insidious “Man up” culture we’ve got going on and how dangerous it is. Not to mention … Continue reading

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading

– Too many Lou Reed elegies to count. This one, on Gawker, I found particularly moving. It seems fitting that I just finished Just Kids, by Patti Smith (so good, I sobbed through the last three pages), with her evocative … Continue reading

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading

– I’ve seen this linked all over the place and finally got around to reading it: How the Freaky Octopus Can Help us Understand the Human Brain. I certainly don’t want to meet an octopus out in the wild but … Continue reading

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading

– I wanted to cheer reading Ron Rosenbaum’s cranky reaction to people who assume that Holden Caulfield IS J.D. Salinger. And, for the good of the planet, read the piece, not just the title. I’ve seen a lot of folks … Continue reading

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