On The Murders And The Journalists

It's a fascinating case, and this is a great survey of its literature.

Posted on September 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm 0

On A Conversation With Whit Stillman About The Script Of 'Metropolitan'

What a pleasure to read. I wish Stillman made more movies, and I wish I could rent or buy Damsels in Distress on iTunes (or Amazon, or anywhere really).

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 7:01 pm 1

On Is This Publicity Bad Publicity?

@MattP Well, also, in the first example I don't think any of those female celebrity sex tapes were documented infidelity.

Posted on June 19, 2012 at 8:12 pm 0

On Science Is Going To Ruin Drinking

I've got a vodka ad on this page. Targeted? Or just generally a good bet for a Balk post?

Posted on May 14, 2012 at 4:33 pm 0

On I Have Thoughts About Commenting Systems!

@katalist It actually never occurred to me that "Disqus" was a pun on "discuss."

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 12:39 pm 0

On I Have Thoughts About Commenting Systems!

Nesting! That's exciting. I like commenter #s, but I think nesting is a greater good.

As far as legibility goes, I'm not sure the sample comments on Splitsider are a huge improvement. The font size of the comment-text itself doesn't look much larger to me, but now each comment takes up much more space. I don't think of myself as someone easily overwhelmed by text-length, but I was only able to read a couple of comments per scroll, which made me scroll a lot, which made me less interested in reading the comments. And I like to read comments. Maybe you could make "Like" and "Reply" smaller? That'd help with vertical compression.

Please don't make FB identities mandatory. And I second dinosaur_senior's request for a mobile site.

Posted on May 3, 2012 at 7:13 pm 2

On Understanding What Ladies May Not Wear to Prom

@dado Maybe it's regional? I grew up saying "prom" with no article, and I graduated from highschool in the '90s.

Posted on April 26, 2012 at 2:03 pm 0

On Survey Says! The Complete Online Dating Advice Guide for Men

@omitofo Look, just because you are a member of X and do Z doesn't mean that every member of group X does Z. Even if you have *personally observed* some other member of group X do Z, it's not logical to assume that most members of group X do Z.

Bottom line: gender stereotyping won't help your love life.

Posted on February 14, 2012 at 3:58 pm 6

On Survey Says! The Complete Online Dating Advice Guide for Men

Posted on February 14, 2012 at 3:56 pm 0

On James Frey Explains Himself

FWIW, I spent about 30 minutes with him once, in a publishing-related context, and he was a lot more straightforward, chill, and normal than many authors with much less strident public personas. I hated a Million Little Pieces, and am not a fan of all the goofy stuff he says in interviews, but I liked the James Frey I met just fine. In fact, the person and the persona are so different it almost makes me wonder if this isn't all some weird performance art thing.

Posted on October 17, 2011 at 12:44 pm 0