This past weekend, I attended the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. During the National's set on Friday night, as Matt Berninger sang "Bloodbuzz, Ohio," I remembered that I was carrying my childhood Kit Kittredge doll in my backpack, and that she, Kit, was an Ohio native. I unzipped my bag, pulled out Kit, and propped … Continue reading When the Way You Love Things is ‘Too Much;’ or, Why I Hoisted Kit Kittredge Aloft on My Shoulders While the National Ripped Through “Bloodbuzz, Ohio” at the Pitchfork Music Festival
Jonathan Franzen: the man, the myth, the guy whom I thought I saw emerge from a men's room at the L.A. Times Book Festival, but since I wasn't wearing my glasses, I couldn't really be sure; my only clues were silver hair and glasses and something he'd said to someone else about "the kids," and … Continue reading Has Jonathan Franzen Ever Said Anything About Trans People? A 3:46 AM Investigation
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Logging outGoing to bed at the same time every nightWaking up at the same time every morningAnalTaking three Effexor tablets instead of twoTaking Effexor two hours before bedtime instead of first thing in the morningDoordashing three pasta entrees and two slices of cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory and being like, “This will be enough to … Continue reading All 50 Things I’ve Tried to Get Out of My Latest Depressive Episode, Ranked in Order of Efficacy
Jo March - Felicity Merriman In an 1884 interview, Louisa May Alcott said: I have often thought that I may have been a horse before I was Louisa Alcott. As a long-limbed child I had all a horse’s delight in racing through the fields, and tossing my head to sniff the morning air. Now, I … Continue reading Which American Girl Doll Would Each Little Woman from Little Women Have?
With 1,079 pages, 543,709 words, and innumerable readers who give up on the tenth page out of sheer confusion, Infinite Jest is an unlikely candidate for a screen adaptation. But Mike Schur (of The Office, The Good Place, and Parks and Rec fame) holds the rights, and he intends to use them. Finally, we will … Continue reading Dreamcasting Infinite Jest
(If you enjoy reading this and have some change to spare, consider donating to India’s ongoing Covid-19 crisis. A curated list of fundraisers can be found here, and another list spotlighting small grassroots organizations doing good work can be found here.) -Ed. note: Transcript has been (lightly!) edited for clarity. INTRODUCTION TO TMWBIP3 Alex: [plays … Continue reading Tobias Menzies Will Be In Paddington 3
This article contains homophobic slurs and references to suicide. ¡Hola Papi! was an accident. “It had to be an accident,” says John Paul Brammer, “or I would have taken it too seriously and bunged it up.” When Brammer launched the advice column in 2017 for Into, Grindr’s editorial venture, he wasn’t planning on a phenomenon. … Continue reading How to Find A Rabbit: A Niche Interview With John Paul Brammer, the Author of ¡Hola Papi!
A thousand lifetimes ago, back in September, Rolling Stone released an updated version of its list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Reactions rolled in, mostly in the vein of "huh?" and "mm, I don't know" and "no, 'Fine Line' is not better than 'Funeral.'" Among all this #discourse, I tweeted out something … Continue reading The Top 50 Greatest Gay Pining Albums of All Time, As Voted by You, Our Readers
*they're driving in a car together* cooper: *puts on smooth jazz* tony: *puts on con te partiro* cooper: *puts on smooth jazz* tony: *puts on con te partiro* cooper: *puts on smooth jazz* tony: *puts on con te partiro* *in the pine barrens* cooper: mr. soprano, what kind of fantastic trees have you got growing … Continue reading What if Dale Cooper Were the FBI agent investigating Tony Soprano? What Then?