On 'IT': Seriously, Guys, Get Out Of Maine Before You Die Terribly

@dracula's ghost so glad you jumped in this convo! You go deeper than most in the Stephen King zone. I started with Cujo at age 9 or 10 and my mom scratched on my bedroom door just to mess with me because she knew I was deep in it.

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:54 pm 0

On 'IT': Seriously, Guys, Get Out Of Maine Before You Die Terribly

@Julnyes When I first moved to nyc as a teenager in the early 90s, there was a clown who rode the 1/9. And he was super louche, and degenerate, and had a creepy patter he'd recite, loudly, as he touched up his makeup...it confirmed all my clown horror related to IT.

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:51 pm 0

On Eugene Polley, 1915 - 2012

Surprisingly, my hometown is spelled Downers Grove, no apostrophe. Perhaps this gift to modern convenience will outshine the only other claim to fame of the town, Emo Philips.

Posted on May 23, 2012 at 11:04 am 0

On Birds, From Worst To Best

The magnificent frigate. New Guinean birds of paradise (http://youtu.be/SB8UodV_DJg). Herons! Cormorants!

Posted on April 28, 2012 at 3:39 am 0

On Today Only: The Awl Is Auditioning New Commenters!

@Nrbelex Yes!

Posted on April 18, 2012 at 11:43 am 1

On 10 Things I Believed When I Was A Little Kid In Order Of How Embarrassing They Still Are When I Remember Them Today

@jfruh Me too! Curly hair, big nose, dark skin....I just assumed it was the case until age 8 or 10.

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm 0

On Jane's Addiction 1987-1991, In Order

No breaking news post about Berlusconi, totemic satyr spirit animal of The Awl, resigning on Saturday? Guess I have to hold out till tomorrow...

Posted on November 13, 2011 at 12:54 pm 0

On A Conspiracy of Hogs: The McRib as Arbitrage

@zidaane Don't get me started on the Riblet...LUV U VEGGIE SLURRY, BOILED INNA PLASTIC BAG.

Posted on November 8, 2011 at 11:21 pm 1

On It's Cute That New York is Slowly Catching Up with Wisconsin

@neologism SO FUNNY since Matt lives in Oregon (as does Claire Evans) and we have been canning veggies + shooting deer for DECADES before NYC decided we were cool and stole our beardy mountain man look.

Posted on September 23, 2011 at 3:04 pm 0

On The End Of The Rodeo For The World's Greatest Cowboy

Posted on June 9, 2011 at 2:52 pm 0