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On What We Talk About When We Talk About...

Murakami snub...

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 5:08 pm 3

On "The O.C." Characters, In Order

Oliver has no business anywhere but No. 22, thankyouverymuch.

Posted on January 5, 2012 at 2:23 pm 2

On Elements of Trolldom: Katie Roiphe and Pico Iyer

Holy cow. That Iyer piece is like if Joan Didion were a man, and also 150 years old.

Posted on January 4, 2012 at 11:09 am 3

On Today Is Bun B Day!

C'mon. Pimp C died in 2007. You're better than that.

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 11:16 am 0

On A Tale of Two Media Columnists

Speaking of terrible columns, don't miss Friedman's from yesterday. Oh boy. Even as far as Times columns goes, this was a towering achievement. "There will be a viable third party! It will come from the INTERNET. Guaranteed, just because!" I can't remember the last time I saw someone waste Times column inches so aggressively, or with such completely fatuous arguments.

(OK, fine. I can remember. It was the last time D. Brooks talked sociology. But still.)

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 11:46 am 0

On Is This a Summer Without a Song of the Summer?

I would dispute your chronology in a couple of places. First, Empire State of Mind wasn't a summer 2009 jam. The two singles from Blueprint 3 released prior to the album drop (on Sept. 11) were "Run This Town" and "Death of AutoTune." No one had really heard ESoM at that point, and it wasn't released as a single until the Fall.

Also, "Fuck You" was clearly last summer's song.

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 11:27 am 1

On Harry Potter and the Deathly Epilogue

Yeah, the version in the book reads like an aggressively awful fan fiction.

Posted on July 18, 2011 at 10:54 am 1

On Best Movie Closing Songs, In Order

The ending to "Heat" stills sends shivers down my spine.

Posted on June 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm 1

On 17 Cold Things to Order for Dinner from SeamlessWeb

Sunburst is THE BEST

Posted on June 9, 2011 at 8:39 pm 0