“Don’t want any more gay crap in the...
Someone in charge of humorous scientific summaries once told me that anything involving bears was funny. A corollary to this is that anything that takes place in Kentucky is funny. Exempli gratia, Lady Gaga appears at a drag show: not funny. Lady Gaga appears at a drag show in Kentucky: funny.
And, with the exception of the cover, which has been outsourced, it’s the most...– Roger Hodge explains why Uncle Sam is on the cover of Harper’s EVERY DARNED MONTH. Also, why it’s probably doomed.
Poncey jerk thinks horses aren't fancy enough →
“If we’re in full white tie, and completely bedazzled,” he said, “the horses should be, too.”
The story of the bridge
On a balcony, an elderly woman looked at the crowd and threw her hands in the air. On other balconies, there was applause. “Peaceful,” the marchers shouted. At the foot of the bridge, the security services were waiting, with other plans. This narrative piece from today’s NYT reminded me a bit of Kapuscinski’s Another Day of Life. Kapuscinski is trying to make sense of a...
We regret to inform you that tomorrow we will be... →
“And yet, as a foreign correspondent, I have always had to bring my own with me, because—American hegemony be damned—try finding a proper Kentucky bourbon or rye alongside Johnny Walker and J&B in the bars of Kampong Cham, Cambodia, or the cabarets of Kisangani, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, or even in most cafés in France.”
"This is not at all how this story was meant to... →
Really spectacular piece of writing today in the NYT Style section, a profile of Courtney Love. I almost skipped this, having read quite enough about Love last spring when the new Hole album came out. But I’m glad I didn’t. Eric Wilson has written a riveting, fair, and even tender piece—with a depth that’s rare for any section of the Times, let alone Sunday Styles. I like...
What was the most important news this week?
I do think that something of the effect I have on people is to put everything on...– I want to be unbearable
People who feel that the future of media is getting away from text are just...– Text is still good