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On When a Man Grabs You on the Subway and Tries to Drag You Down a Flight of Stairs

I'll be the one who wonders about "white guy in his forties". That is a rather interesting description, both gendered, racist and age-ist. I'd really like to hear the other side of this story. It sounds like it was 50/50 on who "assaulted" the other first. Did you really just "wiggle" past the guy? Or did your bag shove him aside? He obviously shouldn't have grabbed your bag but then again maybe you shouldn't have shoved him aside?

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 2:28 pm 0

On Changes At The Awl

All this dirty money talk gives me a sad.

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 3:38 pm 0

On History Will Forgive Kim Kardashian

I see the backlash to the backlash has begun.

The only thing America loves more than the humiliation of a successful person is the eventual comeback. Kim as victim will be the new trope for so-called "cultural criticism"

Posted on May 19, 2014 at 11:24 am 0

On What Would Glenn Greenwald Do?

The disclosure of this highly sensitive information, including the sources and methods of intel collection, is a serious crime. Snowden should be and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I rather doubt that Greenwald or the other journalists are in any danger of being indicted (much to Glenn's disappointment as he would clearly love to have a trial) given their First Amendment rights and the simple fact that, unlike Snowden, they didn't sign a NDA with the NSA and swear to keep all this information secret for 70 years.

Posted on May 14, 2014 at 11:45 am 0

On How to Write

I just followed you on Twitter so you are up to 8,280!

Posted on May 5, 2014 at 3:18 pm 0

On The One School You Can Send Your Daughter To Make Her "Lean Into" A Rich And Famous Man

A perspective - http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2010/nov/21/kate-middleton-marlborough

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 12:42 pm 0

On Standards So Devalued That Even '80s Dylan Okay Now

and Most of the Time rings true like it was written in my soul

"Most of the time
She ain’t even in my mind
I wouldn’t know her if I saw her
She’s that far behind
Most of the time
I can’t even be sure
If she was ever with me
Or if I was with her"

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 2:37 pm 0

On Standards So Devalued That Even '80s Dylan Okay Now

Oh, but Silvio and Brownsville Girl are so damn good!

"I can tell you fancy, I can tell you plain
You give something up for everything you gain
Since every pleasure's got an edge of pain
Pay for your ticket and don't complain"

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 2:34 pm 0

On "The SoHo Of Midtown"

Can we talk about the rooftop bar at the Refinery Hotel on 38th? Because I LOVE it.

Posted on March 7, 2014 at 11:31 am 0

On What Should We Call People Who Enjoy A Drink?

"English"

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 2:21 pm 1