Michele Bachmann and evangelicals: Can a woman... →
Now this is absolutely fascinating.
Applying for a state clearance
If not for having to put my address on stuff for workshops, I would never know where I’ve been. (Though somehow there’s room in my brain for the middle names of each of my former roommates. I suspect this is the one time in my entire life this information will ever be useful.)
Stephen King, have you never talked to a child who reads? They will spot authorial laziness and narrative inconsistencies faster and more brutally than the most critical of adult readers.
Don’t tell my mom that Oxford has dropped its comma. I’ll never live it down. Do they not understand that a 21-year battle is on the line?
Republican mayor in the South becomes unlikely... →
Rachel Held Evans | 25 Things That Shouldn’t Scare... →
Despite what some may say, these twenty-five things really shouldn’t scare Christians: 1. Someone leaving the phrase “under God” out of the pledge of allegiance before a golf game 2. Sharing civil rights with gays and lesbians 3. Scientists 4. Target employees that say “happy holidays” instead of “merry Christmas” 5. Mosques 6. The media 7. Missing God’s will and accidentally going to the...
Deficit-Wracked Maryland Calls It Quits | The... →
My absolute favorite Onion article ever (legitimately, for the last eight years, not just my daily new favorite thing).
Early seasons of ER are good fodder for playing Hey, That Kid Grows Up To Be Someone Famous.
Why should holding office be for old people only?... →
“Why’s this so good?” No. 1: Truman Capote keeps... →
Being Blog: Transformation Is Compatible with the... →
beingblog: by Krista Tippett, host Rich, a U.S. soldier who fought in Iraq, is hooked up to electrodes that monitor his brain activity while in Richard Davidson’s lab. (photo courtesy of “Free the Mind”) I still remember when I began to hear about Richard Davidson’s work. More to the point, I…
Gay marriage approved in New York: Straight women... →
"The Journey" - Mary Oliver
One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice— though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. “Mend my life!” each voice cried. But you didn’t stop. You knew what you had to do, though the wind pried with its stiff fingers at the very foundations, though their melancholy...
Hot Metal Bridge · On the Strange Defense of... →
The biggest victory for gay marriage yet - War... →
My FB, Twitter, and Tumblr feeds are so incredibly happy right now.
MGM boots up a WarGames remake | Film | Newswire |... →
I’d prefer you didn’t.
Gene Weingarten: How ‘branding’ is ruining... →
For 25 years, American Girls have been defining... →
Expert on Mental Illness Reveals Her Own Struggle... →
As anyone who experienced the brutal realities of adolescence will almost...– Why we still love “Ferris Bueller” - David Sirota - Salon.com
The Greatest TV Writers Rooms Ever | Splitsider →
Can You Learn about Happiness from Virginia Woolf?... →
Have you guys seen the window display for the Dunkin Donuts “What are you drinking” campaign? (Is that a campaign? Insert proper marketing word(s) where appropriate.) It’s a big iced coffee surrounded by caramel cubes, chocolate squares, almonds, hazelnuts, coconut halves, possibly something denoting milk and sugar cubes (though I don’t properly recall), and…a packet...
The whole asking about someone’s job being such a DC thing comes up all the time. Is that really true? It’s so normal for me; it’s never occurred to me not to ask. How else do you start a conversation?
‘When I’m in New York, I don’t ask people what they do for a...– http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/manhattanites-exiled-to-washington-search-for-fellow-sufferers/2011/06/09/AGHFI2eH_story.html?wprss=rss_lifestyle
While none of these features are inherently wrong, (and can of course be used by...– Rachel Held Evans | Blessed are the un-cool
In people’s eyes, in the swing, tramp, and trudge; in the bellow and the...– Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway
So what’s more stunning: that an ad in which two slim women work out their...– Yoplait’s dangerous eating disorder ad - Body Wars - Salon.com
Flavorwire » Video of the Day: ‘The Office’ Recut... →
Love it. Just love it.
Drunken Notes from Last Night's Republican Debate... →
WHO HAS THE MOST ANTI-GAY CRED? Spoiler: everyone.
Answer These 10 Common Job Interview Questions... →
Common Interview Question #2: What interests you about this opening? I could be just sitting at home with pee stains on my rug.
I like publishing the way I publish partly because it reminds me that books are...– John Green