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I’m convinced that bad art derives, like bad literary theory, from bad theology. To know God falsely is to write and paint and sculpt and cook and dance Him falsely. Perhaps it’s not poor artistic skill that yields bad Christian art, in other words, but poor Christianity.
A Golden Girl died every summer that I lived in my last apartment. Now that I no longer live there, it is my understanding that Betty White will live forever.
Things that are physically difficult after moving all weekend: squeezing toothpaste, everything more challenging than squeezing toothpaste.
While going through my stuff to move (cue MCC’s “Almost Home”), I stumbled upon a high-school-sized immersion assignment from AP English (/Journalism). I had forgotten how much I loved living that and writing it, which sounds about right since, a decade later, that kind of writing is all I want to do. (We all wind up where we’re supposed to be, eh?)
Like many Southerners and like some Catholics and unlike Charlotte he was raised...– Joan Didion, A Book of Common Prayer
A little sad about Jeff Conaway, not going to lie.
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Working with student-athletes gives a person a great many more feelings about this subject. Well played, South Park.
Writing about someone you worship too much is never a good idea, and I plead...– THE LONELY VOICE #11: Eudora Welty, Total Bad Ass - The Rumpus.net
Well, I’ve made a Kim Carnes joke. What have you done with your night?
What makes Rachel Berry think that Dylan McKay face is okay when she sings?
Jennifer Weiner Talks 'Good in Bed,' Chick Lit and... →
How do you think “Good in Bed” contributed to the formation of chick-lit as a viable genre? In the introduction, I look back at writing this book at a moment where there wasn’t this thing called chick lit. It was a book about a woman concerned about her life, what she was going to do, where she was going to live, who she was going to love, etc. Back then it was different – there wasn’t this...
Why 'Parks and Recreation' Is One of TV's Top... →
Mitch Hedberg's official site relaunches -... →
One of my favorite accidents ever was going to the Hollywood Improv in early 2002 just to go. We were sitting at the front table and this guy gets on stage, don’t know who he is, whatever. He starts ogling Dani’s chocolate cake and does that stand-up/audience banter thing. What a wonderful evening/introduction to such a talented comedian.
I love when my dad and I get to totally nerd out about Old Time Radio and early TV.
Amy Poehler on ‘Parks and Recreation,’ the TV... →
I can’t say that I *needed* another reason to love Amy Poehler, but I’ll accept one.
Roseanne Barr on the Lack of Change in the TV... →
What I keep hearing from people who are parents, especially mothers: You...– Sarah Zarr
People always ask me, “Do you think you’ll ever tone down your look?” And I say,...– Miss Dolly Parton, O.G. diva bad-ass and living legend. (via coketalk) DOLLYYYYyyyy (via jennyowenyoungs) fuckin I LOVE dolly parton (via aninnocentfiction)
Glee, on some level, believes that criticism, no matter how constructive, is a...– Todd VanDerWerff Number one Gen Y problem.
I have brown hair, too…I’m a nice girl. I cooked pork chops on...– Stacy on why Prince William should have chosen her instead
Why Bridesmaids won’t save the “chick flick” (and... →
This disdain for women-centric film is reflected in the terms we use to discuss them: “Rom-com” and “chick flick” have both been applied to Bridesmaids, usually in the context of “a chick flick that works!” or “saving the rom-com!” You know what else is a romantic comedy?The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Also Knocked Up and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Many, if not most of Judd Apatow’s previous...
Things I learned yesterday: my confirmation saint (Clare) is the patron saint of television.
Years from now, when you’re up in the middle of the night, and you really need...– Todd VanDerWerff
What Your American Girl Doll Says About the Rest... →
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The Tragedy of Sarah Palin →
As governor, Palin demonstrated many of the qualities we expect in our best leaders. She set aside private concerns for the greater good, forgoing a focus on social issues to confront the great problem plaguing Alaska, its corrupt oil-and-gas politics. She did this in a way that seems wildly out of character today—by cooperating with Democrats and moderate Republicans to raise taxes on Big...
Great Women Writers (Saturday Night Live) (by NBC) Peed my pants.