On Best Case Scenario, You Forget That You Have Anxiety

Positing antianxiety drugs as a cause of panic attacks has to be the greatest marketing trick ever.

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 12:20 am 0

On When We Were "Seventeen": A History In 47 Covers

Great article. I think the cover with the girls wearing towels on their heads really symbolizes the differing "personality" of the magazine back then and right now. Right now is crass.

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 12:18 am 0

On One Trouble with Our "Pop Thinkers"

It's true, people pay what they can afford, and last time I went to Whole Foods I opted not to pay $4.99 a pound for shallots. Nothing from the allium family should cost that much.

Posted on September 4, 2012 at 1:23 pm 1

On Behold the New Luxury Building Boom

That's a pretty egregious "literally" in the lede. Didn't I read an article about "literally" in The Awl literally just weeks ago?

Posted on August 17, 2012 at 10:21 am 2

On Stop Renaming Neighborhoods

You know how on 7th Ave in the Garment District there are street signs that say "Fashion Avenue"? Once I heard a guy on a phone say, "I'm on Fashion Avenue." So yeah, let's stick to Garment District.

Posted on August 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm 1

On I Have Confidence In Jennifer Egan

If that's what passes for "pop fiction" these days, then we're in better shape than I thought. I mean, jeez, it's not like 50 Shades of Sex or whatever.

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 2:22 pm 0

On Your Gut Will Save Your Life

Eye roll. Medicine (as reported by Big Media) is as ridiculous as fashion. January: Pink looks great on everyone! February: You probably shouldn't wear pink.

Posted on June 7, 2012 at 12:13 pm 2

On How To Make Veggie And Chicken Stock

Um, "Mr. Bird"? Him? His? No. I'm sorry, but it is a HUGE peeve of mine when people refer to random animals (by which I mean all of them) as male. You may now consider me the worst person ever but I have the courage of my convictions. Good recipes, btw.

Posted on March 14, 2012 at 12:19 am 0

On Why Aren't We Using Roving Sex Offenders as 4G Hotspots?

@Mr. B God damn it, I wanted to be the first to name-check Banks! Stupid daylight savings time.

Posted on March 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm 0

On No One Seems To Be In A Very Forgiving Mood This Ash Wednesday

"Crucification"? I can't forgive that.

Posted on February 22, 2012 at 5:29 pm 0