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On Art World To End Sexism and Racism Shortly by Facebooking with 'Times' Critic

Man, that GIF reminds me that ol' Sinead still deserves an apology. Does Hallmark have a MEA MAXIMA CULPA line?

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 3:44 pm 0

On Defending Manhattan From America: Pete Wells and Guy Fieri

@mimithedog I know, right?

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 10:18 am 0

On Brix Smith Is 50

Is this where I report that I showed my undergrads "The Message," "Roxanne Roxanne," "Roxanne's Revenge," "I Wonder If I Take You Home," Blondie's "Rapture," and the opening credits for the Cosby Show to teach them how to understand Colson Whitehead's SAG HARBOR?

Posted on November 12, 2012 at 10:40 pm 0

On Is Barack Obama Still America's Cool Uncle?

Did someone say lightsaber?

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 10:53 am 0

On Your Funeral, My Latte

Come visit, Alex!

Posted on July 13, 2012 at 11:01 pm 0

On Today Only: The Awl Is Auditioning New Commenters!

Graveside bukkake. [shows self out]

Posted on April 20, 2012 at 2:44 pm 0

On The Poetry Of Ally Sheedy: A Look Back

@Kevin Knox That's nothing. In seventh grade I did a BOOK REPORT on "She Was Nice to Mice" that involved designing and illustrating a dust jacket and writing the report as flap copy. (I misspelled "Elizabethan" EVERY SINGLE TIME.) Fast-forward more than *cough* years later. My mom was substitute teaching, and my old teacher gave her the dust jacket, which she'd been using as an example of how to do the assignment. Man, I was a weird kid.
This piece was great.

Posted on February 27, 2012 at 9:51 pm 1

On What Movies Make You Ignore Everything Else?

@David Roth I also wavered on LEBOWSKI and traded it in for PEE-WEE and BLUES BROTHERS because my dad quotes the former TO THIS DAY and would call me in college whenever the latter was on, even when it was the shitty dubbed version on a crackly, commercial-happy UHF station out of Worcester [shudders; fans self].

Posted on February 1, 2012 at 2:50 pm 0

On What Movies Make You Ignore Everything Else?

@MichelleDean SECRET SOCIETY! All of what you say is correct. Now I want a do-over.

Posted on February 1, 2012 at 2:45 pm 0

On House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Winning Evangelical Hearts and Minds

Is it wrong to imagine people protesting at every Komen 5K finish line by sitting, arms linked, in perfect silence, like those kids did to the UC Davis chancellor? It's probably wrong. Better to consult this year's race schedule and make donations to Planned Parenthood in those cities on Komen race days. But I still really like the idea of a silent treatment. Oh, and abolishing all that pink, ta-ta bushwa would be nice, too.

Posted on February 1, 2012 at 9:58 am 6