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
Music has, since the dawn of time, been a societal barometer. Indeed - were I to flaunt my credentials as a History Class Attendee, and even as an Open Wikipedia Tab Haver (5 Days Running) - I’d argue it may be the single most consistently effective tool we have for understanding the ideals and cultural … Continue reading Top 10 Medieval Musicians That Sound Just Like Weezer
Reader, I come to you now from inside a dark and damp cave. For years I’ve bided my time, collected my data, risked my neck… All while you have been out galavanting in the world, getting gay married with a legal weed wedding registry and inventing new yoga moves in what I assume you now … Continue reading 20 Men Whose Bad Hairlines You Haven’t Noticed Due To What I Suspect Is A Multi-Level Government Conspiracy
Hey, did you know our very own Peyton wrote a piece about LGBTQ representation in Star Wars for Vanity Freaking Fair? Let's all take this moment to marvel at what a person can accomplish when they don't spend all day eating gummy worms and trawling for ancient John Oliver/Sailor Moon crossover fanart on DeviantArt. Not … Continue reading What We’re Reading at 1AM (GMT)
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.
You know, it's been a great while since a 1 A.M. mood of mine actually arose at 1 A.M. Today, though, the stars have flung themselves out of alignment to project chaos and je ne sais quoi into my life. Here's how that chaos has manifested itself tonight: Just a list of every "Going to … Continue reading What We’re Reading at 1 A.M.
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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