How quickly people forget The World Series of Pop Culture. Pat Kiernan was heroic in that.
Meanwhile, Caitlin Flanagan's children are constantly trying to go home with their babysitter, and in fact, DREAM of being abandoned.
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.
By Jay Kang on Brooklyn's Return
This was the whitest thing I read in 2011, worthy of my Whitest Longreads of 2011 list!
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.
"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.)
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???