By Jay Kang on Are You Turning Against Pat Kiernan?

How quickly people forget The World Series of Pop Culture. Pat Kiernan was heroic in that.

Posted on April 26, 2012 at 10:38 am 2

By City_Dater on The Didion-Dunnes as Generation-Specific Awful Parents

Meanwhile, Caitlin Flanagan's children are constantly trying to go home with their babysitter, and in fact, DREAM of being abandoned.

Posted on January 10, 2012 at 11:01 am 8

By camelface on The Books of 2012

@Jay Kang Didn't mean to incite paranoia. I'm not your publicist but Crown does pay my bills (barely). Don't let that detract from my endorsement though, DEAD was the best book I've read all year.

Posted on January 3, 2012 at 12:20 pm 2

By Jay Kang on Brooklyn's Return

This was the whitest thing I read in 2011, worthy of my Whitest Longreads of 2011 list!

Posted on December 31, 2011 at 9:22 pm 1

By Jay Kang on Streets Crowded

I always enjoyed sucking my teeth at people on the subway stairs and then when the person looked back in annoyance, I'd pretend it wasn't me. Now I live in Los Angeles, so I have a handgun in the glove box and cry every morning.

Posted on December 6, 2011 at 12:49 pm 2

By katherine on "Reality singing is the most noble gladiatorial competition of our culture"

"My top Three: Lakoda Rayne. InTENsity. Marcus Canty." And that's when I closed the tab. (Lakoda Rayne is the ABSOLUTE WORST. Intensity contains a lot of awesome solo performers, which make sense considering the group was cobbled together arbitrarily from rejected awesome solo performers. Marcus's decent.)

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 11:36 am 1

By David Cho on A Tale Of Two Chilis

Shut up.

Posted on October 20, 2011 at 2:49 pm 6

By Jay Kang on A Tale Of Two Chilis

I'm suing the Awl. I thought this was going to be a story about two Chili's restaurants, one of which was owned by a fellow Korean. WHERE ARE MY SORDID TALES ABOUT WATERING DOWN GIN AND CALORIE SHAVING???

Posted on October 20, 2011 at 2:48 pm 2

By ericdeamer on The Magnetic Fields' "69 Love Songs," In Order

4. Papa was a Rodeo 3. Nothing Matters When We're Dancing 2. All my Little Words 1. Busby Berkeley Dreams

Posted on April 13, 2011 at 5:41 pm 3