By Pulp on The Bros Who Inherited the Earth

Coming soon from Thomas Friedman: The Keg Stand and The Olive Tree

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 10:10 am 4

By KarenUhOh on The Dystopia Derby

You know, let's quit dicking around and do this really right. Let's send the robots out to fight and kill all the enemy robots, and then we can have a parade.

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 2:24 pm 3

By Debussy Fields on Maya Angelou, 1928-2014

In 1997 I got bumped up to first class on a flight from NYC to GSO, and wound up sitting across the aisle from Dr. Angelou. I had some poetry I'd written with me and asked her if she'd read it. She touched my hand and regretted that she couldn't because she was being sued for plagiarism for her poem for Clinton's 2nd innauguration, "Because, apparently, someone else wrote about rivers and rocks before I did." But she did engage with me for the entire flight (pouring two airplane bottles of Jameson's into each cup of coffee she drank), and made me a reading list that included Grace Paley, Shelly's Ozymandias, the work of Paul Lawrence Dunbar and a few other pieces. "Read these," she said. "You will be astonished."
What a nice lady she was!

Posted on May 28, 2014 at 10:04 am 1

By Smitros on What Does Your Whorephone Say About You?

@Pop Socket Scary, eh. But Hollywood never recycles ideas, so we're off the hook.

Posted on May 27, 2014 at 4:11 pm 1

By IBentMyWookie on What Does Your Whorephone Say About You?

@KarenUhOh A Britanny is not a goal; it is a consequence.

Posted on May 27, 2014 at 1:37 pm 6

By KarenUhOh on What Does Your Whorephone Say About You?

"Scott's goals for 2014 include landing a Brittany and a Tori."

Posted on May 27, 2014 at 11:31 am 3

By KarenUhOh on Do You Know Where Your Teens Are? (They're Swarming John Green)

Dear Lord. All those minivans in the parking lot with their motors running.

Posted on May 8, 2014 at 9:35 am 4

By cardiganboots on Ask Polly: I Was Dumped After a Freak Accident and I Can't Move On

Seriously. My advice is to light that dude on fire, and THEN do all the good stuff Polly said.

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 1:47 pm 6

By LondonLee on Ruth Reichl On David Foster Wallace's "Consider The Lobster": "He Argued Over Every Edit"

I worked at The Atlantic when Wallace wrote a (terrific) feature for them about talk radio. According to our managing editor he was a sweetheart to deal with.

True: Whenever the books section reviewed something about WWII or The Holocaust (which was often), BMW pulled their ads for that issue.

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 12:07 pm 4

By jfruh on Journalists Cowed

Probably a good place to point out that people who register/identify as politically "independent" usually vote for one party just as consistently as people who register/identify with that party.

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 11:27 am 6