On The Case for Drunk Texting Mom

As an occasional Richard Lawson reader throughout the years I don't know why but it surprises me that you're not fully 'out'. Your business, of course, it just seems like it would be hard to "hide" given your public writing?

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 6:21 pm 0

On A Harvard Story

@Maxine4Mayor funny, most native new yorkers i know aren't so unimaginative and predictable. also i think you meant 'gis' not 'gps'.

Posted on July 30, 2012 at 1:25 pm 3

On A Poem By Michael Comstock

mike comstock!!!!!!!!!!!!
such a beautiful poem and seeing your name here is so great.

Posted on April 12, 2012 at 12:14 pm 0

On New York Writer for Left-Wing Website Is Also Homosexual

Oh man, last year a co-worker came out to me in an incredibly earnest, sweet, vulnerable way. He's in his mid-thirties, and I didn't know what to say--just tried to brush him off with a "yeah that's great, let's go find people to bone" and felt really guilty about it later. it's hard to remember that to many it's still a problematic thing to accept/admit/deal with. sorry guy! group hug.

Posted on November 16, 2011 at 12:24 pm 0

On "Here is despair, well hidden."

percy's moviegoer was a one of my favorites as a teen, and such an effective counterpoint to southern gothic. his version of disaffection was amazingly nuanced and convincing.

Posted on August 24, 2011 at 10:31 am 1

On Movies I Have Walked Out Of, by Julie Klausner

Rivers and Tides, the Andy Goldsworthy movie. I liked his art well enough before, but have never been able to look at a piece of his since. Some (most) artists should never be allowed to talk about their work.

Posted on January 18, 2010 at 12:27 am 0

On This Long Weekend's Reading, Watching and Thinking

agreed based on this hypothetical. but extreme cases aside, what about when two people have similar qualifications/talents, but one is more arrogant/aggressive/bombastic? i'm in grad school now for architecture, and the differences between gender in attitude are pretty drastic. of course architecture is male-dominated and masculinist, but the amount of self-down my female classmates have compared to the males is shocking, and doesn't seem to be explained by how they're treated by professors/critics. if i were hiring, and had two moderately similar applicants, one of whom was noticeably less aggressive or willing to lay claim to a skill they may not have and another like shirky's boy, i would go with the one more confident/willing to take a risk. and that sucks gender-wise based on his anecdotal evidence and in my own experience.

Posted on January 17, 2010 at 3:57 pm 0