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lifewithmikey: Paltrow’s rep told Entertainment Tonight that the actress and Giffords — who is in critical condition after being shot outside a supermarket — are cousins. “Although I have never had the pleasure of meeting congresswoman Giffords, my thoughts and prayers are with her and her family,” Paltrow said in a statement. [HR]
In my opinion there are worse insults than floggings. I would rather be flogged...– D.H. Lawrence, from Studies in Classic American Literature. (via mcnallyjackson)
Overeducation” is something Woody Allen seems to... →
To the Editor: Thank you for your columns on tai chi and on living to be 100...– NY Science Times
If you get to the point where you can write about suffering, analyzing, and...– Dorothy Day
Bye Bye Lone Star
I really identify with those television shows that get canceled after two or three episodes, iykwim.
“Social networking, in general, is still a hypothesis,” began Mr. Timberlake,...– JT, Thursday Styles
One role of popular music in socializing the young may be to create … a picture...– David Riesman, 1950, “Listening to Popular Music.”
I have always thought that there are certain occupations that are improper for...– Hannah Arendt, 1964 Interview with Gunter Gaus
My Five Favorite Reads of Summer 2k10
Another Country - James Baldwin Rabbit, Run - John Updike Freedom - Jonathan Franzen Disgrace - JM Coetzee Imperial Bedrooms - Bret Easton Ellis / A Time To Be Born - Dawn Powell
A Roadblock in My Life as a Twenty-Something
American Apparel is on the precipice of total financial collapse. It’s very easy to dismiss Dov Charney as a pervert both for his hiring tactics and provocative advertisements, and yes, many of the items American Apparel highlights in its storefronts are hardly wearable and downright stupid. But I remain a huge proponent of this company for several reasons: a) Dov Charney is sort of a...
PRR is in the midst of reading of Michael Azerrad’s, Our Band Could Be Your Life, which is one of my favorite books/the impetus for my interest in music. A lot of people Azerrad’s age would probably say the 12 or 13 bands profiled in the book got them through high school. I would say the act of reading the book got me through high school. In light of Peggy Orenstein’s NY Times...
I'm Talking 'Bout Disrespect →
Still, as Americans have become bigger and bigger (though not necessarily taller), sizing has evolved to accommodate the shift. While researching old production manuals, Fasanella discovered that a postwar 10 was roughly the equivalent of a current size 2. The dimensions specified for it, in 1947, were a 32½-inch bust, a 25-inch waist and a 35-inch hip. This, as Fasanella points out, poses a...
The Girl Who Only Spoke in Cliches
Last Saturday I was at a very pleasant low-key rooftop party post Day Two of Pitchfork. I was quite exhausted due to a multitude of factors, most notably, the 90+ degrees temperatures, the lack of actual food consumed versus the excess of substances consumed, a bizarre run-in that I still haven’t made total sense of and probably never will, and my stubborn choice to get a ‘good...
Me Against the Music?
One of the books I have read this summer is Anne Beattie’s debut novel, Chilly Scenes of Winter, which is about this feckless Gen Xer with a dead-end job that he’s too intelligent for, who tries not to get too bogged down in his dysfunctional family and the fading memory of a love affair he had with a sophisticated married woman. Anne Beattie is sort of known for writing about people...
I don’t find her to be hidden. I just find her not to be accessible to the...– The September Issue
Top 40 Gems of Summer '10 Thus Far
1. Mike Posner - “Cooler Than Me” 2. Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull - “I Like It” 3. Ke$ha - “Your Love is My Drug” 4. Rihanna - Rude Boy 5. Usher - “OMG” Honorable Mentions: J. Bieber “Need Somebody to Love,” La Roux “Bulletproof,” “Billionarie,” - Travis McCoy
Somewhere along the line I figured out that if you only press up one hundred...– Alex Chilton
Five Living People Who Might Possess 'All the...
1. Katie Burke 2. Bret Easton Ellis 3. Stephen Malkmus 4. Nathan Williams 5. Jm Coetzee
Hi Dan and Nicole, I will be taking the 6:07 train so I will pick u up to go to Nathans at about 6:50. Please confirm. Dad
Pitchfork Music Festival Preview Coverage →
Keep checking the KRLX website for updated Pitchfork Coverage until the Festival mid-month!
"A Near Perfect Split"
I have been following the story about the banker in NYC who was fired for her “appearance”. I was just fired today from my job at Pricewaterhouse Coopers. I am a graduate of Lehigh University, I have been with the firm since September 2009. I would like to think I am competent enough to hold a job - I recently studied 8 hours for a CPA exam and passed. A test that I have watched my...
How Am I Ever Going to Legitimately Pass for 21? →
I should feel grateful that I have to continue to shop in the juniors department?
Max: What I used to able to pass off as a bad summer could now potentially turn...– Kicking and Screaming (1995)
The Lon Gisland EP
I come home from my third year at school and my mother has purchased a copy of Beirut’s “Gulag Orkestar,” inquiring if I’m at all familiar with it. What am I to make of this?