Where Have the Good Men Gone? - WSJ.com →
Hobby or Profession? The Truth About Writing and... →
Already established, but just to be sure — I do so love Gina Barreca.
Elaine: I figure I have as much entitlement to my happiness as you do to your misery.
Ally: I’m not miserable; I’m just not there yet.
Elaine: Me either. We just have our different ways of dealing with it.
But is Ally McBeal really progress? Maybe if she lost her job and wound up a...– Ginia Bellafante, “Feminism: It’s All About Me” (Time, 1998) The more I think about this quote, the angrier I get. The trouble I’ve been having lately is how frequently being a proper feminist means subscribing to the same patriarchal, misogynist ideals that we claim to be fighting against. I...
"You're Aging Well" - Dar Williams
Why is it that as we grow older and stronger The road signs point us adrift and make us afraid Saying, “You never can win,” “Watch your back,” “Where’s your husband?” Oh I don’t like the signs that the signmakers made. So I’m going to steal out with my paint and my brushes I’ll change the directions, I’ll hit every street ...
I know, why don’t you put it in your bedroom? I’m sure you must need...– Sue Ann Nivens, “Chuckles Bites the Dust,” The Mary Tyler Moore Show
"30 Rock" takes on feminist hypocrisy -- and its... →
Rebecca Traister once again rules at talking about Tina Fey.
Television continues to find the funny in the ongoing plight of...– Sean O’Neal, “MTV will make sad millennials feel all better”
Susan Werner Kicks the Beehive and Sings the Blues →
If those earlier challenges were not daunting enough her latest, perhaps, is a more significant one – taking a genre dominated by southern rural black males of nearly a century ago and making it new, making it relevant to issues and experiences facing women today. To begin the journey, Werner made a blues pilgrimage in the Mississippi Delta, beginning in Memphis, going through Clarksdale and...
If Google Search Results Had a Sense of Humor →
The first one up to bat is “english literature graduate school programs,” which is stunningly accurate.
Listening to One Another: A Defense of the Memoir... →
Tracy Kidder tonight! (!!!!) If you’re supposed to see me tomorrow and you don’t I’m either a) dead from excitement or b) in prison for being creepy.
Suicide turns attention to Fairfax discipline... →
I’m in love with that electric charge when you finally figure out in writing an essay a) your point and b) how to get there. Seriously, I feel like I just solved the energy crisis rather than figured out my thoughts on Nickelodeon.
What Happens in Vagueness Stays in Vagueness by... →
Katie Couric: How do you cope with that?
Sue Sylvester: I drink a lot of bleach.
Well, no wonder you’re down; you just realized your life-long ambition.– Alex, Taxi
The amount of money spent on radio advertising more than quadrupled from 1928 to...– Gerard Jones, Honey, I’m Home!
Hey. You have plans tonight? Want to grab dinner later or are you watching a...– Sal Pane
Oh the places you’ll actually go…
Here’s what you need to know about my week: it stopped just short of tossing a hat in the air a la Mary Richards followed by a twirl a la Sister Maria.
Nature is bullshit. I’m done with it.– Dee, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
There’s a certain strain of Southern woman that I love and that begs the question: which came first — this woman or a drag queen?
So today, I was the distinguished guest at a Master’s tea at Yale. I was invited...– Betsy Lerner, literary agent at Dunow, Carlson & Lerner. (via oliveryeh)
Natalie Portman: A movie star for a generation of... →
Confusion about where Portman stands in her ambitions isn’t, in fact, just a function of her own path. It’s an ambiguity extending through the upper strata of her generation. Portman’s peers make up a demographic widely perceived as a legion of overdriven dilettantes, a group of young people alternately pushed to wild multispecialization by some unknown inner fire and stunted...
Sometimes I’ll glance at a friend’s annotations and marginalia and see a complex web of thoughts and lines and arrows and connections. So far, my best marginalia is a complex web of “ha!” “sad,” “wtf,” and the very occasional “gtfo.” I’m in deep, guys.
Dispatches from Judith the iPod
“Aces” - Cheryl Wheeler “It’s Alright” - Dar Williams “Rough Lines” - Terri Allard “Between Here and Gone” - Mary Chapin Carpenter “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore” - Linda Ronstadt “Inside Your Painting” - Patty Larkin
Things I’ve learned at AWP11: I am Joyce Carol Oates. All this time. Who knew?
The Attack on the Memoir: Not Interested, Says... →
“He should catch up with the times,” [Natalie Goldberg] said. “People are writing blogs now. Writing is alive now. Writing is not for a special few, and that’s wonderful. Writing is a basic human right, just like the pursuit of happiness, justice, and equality.”
He’s going to Nixon his way through that.– Katie Coyle (via amywhipple) Yes. I did say that. (via katiecoyle) Katie Coyle is going to Sears catalogue her way through this conference.
He’s going to Nixon his way through that.– Katie Coyle
Mary Carroll-Hackett’s The Real Politics Of... →
It is with endless gratitude that I both write and share this piece.