https://twitter.com/silkspectres/status/1101936274754162688 Illustration by Fiona Ostby. This debate contains spoilers for "A Little Life," as well as discussion of suicide, sexual abuse, pedophilia, domestic violence, disordered eating, and self-harm, which may be triggering to some readers. The interview has been edited and condensed for clarity, and to get rid of all our little verbal tics, because … Continue reading A Little Life: The Best Book, or the Worst?
i really want to get into freelance journalism, but i don’t even know where to start. i know that’s probably still really broad, but i just love writing so much and i have no fuckin clue what i can DO about it besides feel like i’m too paralyzed to start.... I'm glad you're asking this … Continue reading A Freelance FAQ for New and Niche Writers
What It Felt Like When 'Cat Person' Went Viral, by Kristen Roupenian for the New Yorker Like just about everyone who digested Kristen Roupenian's 'Cat Person' two falls ago, I had an immediate and visceral reaction to it. Mine was, "Seriously? This is what everyone's raving about? That's the 'shocking twist' everyone's talking up? If this is what passes for … Continue reading The Ten Best Things We Read in January 2019
@Aeneas - 3:11 PM Some personal news: I'll be heading off to Italy next week at the behest of Apollo! Super nervous, and totally gonna miss everyone here in Carthage, but so excited about this next chapter. Shoot me a text & let's grab brunch before I go. @QueenDido - 3:16 PM lmao @Aeneas - … Continue reading The Aeneid, As Told in Subtweets
Dear readers, I have recently become enamored of the works of Susan Sontag, best known for her illuminating essays, such as Against Interpretation, On Photography, and Notes on ‘Camp’ -- which is, delightfully, being turned into the theme for next year’s Met Gala. I have been making my way through the first volume of her journals, Reborn: … Continue reading Ten Susan Sontag Quotes Ranked By How Badly They Make Me Feel Like I Need to Lie Down
Chapter 1 It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the … Continue reading The Full Text of Pride & Prejudice But I Replaced Every Instance of “Darcy” With “Gritty”
When April with his showers sweet with fruit The drought of March has pierced unto the root And bathed each vein with liquor that has power To generate therein and sire the flower; When Zephyr also has, with his sweet breath, Quickened again, in every holt and heath, The tender shoots and buds, and the … Continue reading Best- and Worst-Dressed: Ellesmere Chaucer Edition
Pack it in, folks— this is the Ultimate Niche Post. We've had a good run, but it's over now.
You’ve all heard of the Turing Test– the test of a machine’s ability to imitate human behavior. A machine that passes the test can generate responses indistinguishable from those of a human. Here I present to you a similar concept with a slightly different execution: the Margery Kempe Test. This short little quiz will analyze … Continue reading Are You Qualified for Sainthood?: The Margery Kempe Test
Note added 10-26-17: I feel that I should clarify in order to spare readers potential disappointment that this screenplay is gay in the sense that Capote was a gay writer and inflected his gay aesthetic and political subject positions onto the story, but on the surface level of the text this screenplay is no more gay … Continue reading Hey Gays, Here’s Truman Capote’s Hardcore Gay Screenplay of The Great Gatsby (For Real This Time)