It's that time again! Or at least it is for me — your timezone is your business. Anyway, here's what I'm reading at whatever time this is.
From açaí to charcoal, quinoa to kale, we've all watched innumerable superfoods come and go. With the new year fast approaching, it's time to peer into the crystal ball, consult the cards, and pull something out of our collective ass to meet our court-ordered listicle quota. And so, we bring you the next five superfoods of … Continue reading Predicting the Superfood Trends of 2018
Can someone please just fucking explain to me what I need to do to become Master of Crows? Everywhere I look! Little girls making friends with crows! Is it just that I’m too old? Too gender ambiguous? I want to befriend a whole murder of crows and I want them to bring me the trinkets … Continue reading What Must I do to Become Master of Crows?
Greetings Niche Nation, and welcome back to our ongoing quiz series/hyperfixation dumping ground. Once again, we're here to test your wits and ask the question on everyone's mind: is this a quote from that one gay play we're all weirdly obsessed with, Angels in America, or from Emmy Award winning satirical series The Colbert Report? Confused? Keep … Continue reading I Am Angels in America (And So Can You!) : A Niche Quiz
“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners at goat herding, I wish someone told me. All of us who herd goats, we get into it because we love animal husbandry. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you herd, it’s just not that good. It's trying to be good, it has … Continue reading Closing the Goat Gap: 7 Tips from Ira Glass for Taking Your Herding from Good to Great
Like anyone with a bad childhood and worse posture, I like to think of myself as an aspiring comedian. Accordingly, I try to model my own maladaptive public displays on those of the industry legends— legends such as Louis C.K. After all, who could be a better inspiration than Mr. C.K.? The man is a stand … Continue reading How to Succeed in Comedy Without Your Pants On: The Louis C.K. Method
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Technically, we've missed 211th anniversary of the creation of Sherlock Holmes by an hour. But you should head over here and (re)read A Study in Scarlet anyway. *** As if the title of this Harper's longread "Blood Spore: Of Murder and Mushrooms" alone weren't enough to draw anyone in, get a load of this imagery: Pollock’s body was presented … Continue reading What We’re Reading at 1AM
Despite the radio silence, we've actually been reading tonight! A few meaty pieces for your evening, plus one worthwhile video: On the long history of a San Antonio subculture: Over time, the gowns have become symbols of the dream of wealth and exclusivity. “It’s like a grown-up fairytale,” explained Ellen Maverick Dickson, a former princess … Continue reading What We’re Reading at 1AM
Toni Morrison on race, memories, and regretting everything. "When I'm not creating or focusing on something I can imagine or invent, I think I go back over my life — I don't recommend this, by the way — and you pick up, 'Oh, what did you do that for? Why didn't you understand this?' Not … Continue reading What We’re Reading at 1AM