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On Giuliani's Daughter No Altar Boy

Starting with "I don't know what you're talking about" by itself would have neatly precluded the use of "no comment," which is always an admission of sorts. Just sayin'.

Posted on August 4, 2010 at 5:25 pm 0

On Biting Dr. Dre's Idea For His Next Album After 'Detox'

I thought Pluto was demoted and no longer a planet? And Bjork was no longer of interest? (The latter might just be me.)

Posted on August 4, 2010 at 3:32 pm 0

On Messy Lives Are Actually Not That Alluring, Katie Roiphe

No spoiler.

Posted on August 3, 2010 at 4:13 pm 0

On Burroughs and Ginsberg: Literary Heroes and Totally Gross Sex Predators

Erm, I hope my sarcasm was palpable.

Posted on August 3, 2010 at 12:23 pm 0

On Burroughs and Ginsberg: Literary Heroes and Totally Gross Sex Predators

Thank goodness heterosexual writers would never even dream of abusing their power like that.

Posted on August 3, 2010 at 11:23 am 0

On Love Clive Owen? And Catherine Keener? Well, Bad News!

I recently watched "Duane Hopwood" and I didn't understand what it was about other than Schwimmer's desire to make a quirky (turkey costume!) but somewhat edgy (alcoholism!) indie movie. He could have pulled it off, too, if he'd only bothered to find a plot.

Posted on August 2, 2010 at 4:53 pm 0

On The Most-Stolen Books At McNally Jackson

I would say that Thompson, Kerouac and Bukowski are definitely cliches for bohemian wannabes. This is not a value judgment (although with the barest encouragement I could expound on that as well). Slightly more creative bohemians might want to at least aim for Celine or Henry Miller, no? Or (*gag*) Tao Lin.

Posted on August 2, 2010 at 4:05 pm 0

On The Question That Confronts Every New Yorker Eventually

What is the etiquette for a stranger telling you that they lost their job at Subway because they have unidentified sores on their arms? He wasn't crying when he told me this.

Posted on August 2, 2010 at 2:56 pm 0

On Debbie Harry's Haunted NYC Apartment

I love Blondie (or rather, some of their songs), but have you read the lyrics to Heart of Glass? It reads like it was written using Google Translate.

Posted on August 2, 2010 at 1:29 pm 0

On The Problem With Addiction Memoirs

Read "The Lost Weekend" - it ends differently than the movie. Dude's pretty unrepentant.

Posted on July 30, 2010 at 12:25 pm 0