Media send mere 20-somethings to cover 2012... →
Actually, the grill business was okay until the french fries caught fire and...– Why I Hate Nature and LOVE Electricity | Psychology Today This, among many other reasons, is why I’m obsessed with Gina Barreca.
The development of online writing and performance exposes new voices and lets...– Your Friends Are Not Your Audience: A Disturbing Internet Lesson In Perspective : Monkey See : NPR Some sound advice from Linda Holmes
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers and sisters, for you know...– Not the most ideal Bible verse to read on the morning of the first day of class. [In case you’re playing along at home, that’s James 3:1, from today’s Daily Lectionary Readings]
Noodle restaurant coming to Market Square →
I love Noodles & Co more than almost anything on the planet; I hate going downtown more than anything on the planet. What’s a girl to do?
Story of the Day: "Everyone Wants to Live There,"... →
fwriction: Fiction Month comes to a close with a brilliant story from Sarah Malone. It’s already received rave reviews from readers worldwide, and I know you’ll love it, too. A definite fwriction : review classic, I hope you enjoy this story and share it with lovers of distinctive fiction writing. And, thank you all for making Fiction Month such a success! from “Everyone Wants to Live...
Yet, through the magic of dull and faulty prose, the contributors to “The...– Book Review: The American Novel - WSJ.com
One good place to study that “swarm-like life”, and to see religious...– The New Atheism | Books | The Guardian
The past is not another country; it is another life. The texture of daily living...– Literature Brings the Physical Past to Life - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education Amen a thousand times over.
The article got me thinking about writing. What is writing if not a constant...– http://www.sarazarr.com/archives/2319
Lasting influence of eight years’ cheerleading and thirteen years’ dance: definitely the only person smiling along with the Zumba instructor this morning.
Steve Almond: Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are now our culture's moral backstops. Should I be grateful or terrified?
Nato Green: You wouldn't have asked that question about Mort Sahl, Richard Pryor, Lenny Bruce or George Carlin. Those guys are the Mount Rushmore of comedy. But they didn't create political and cultural currents. They responded to them. // There's a saying I've heard attributed to the civil rights movement to the effect that, "You know there's a new movement when you hear it singing." The same is true of comedy: You know there's a movement when you hear its jokes, preferably ones that offend somebody. // Comedians shouldn't be leading movements. We need people in all walks of life -- including show business -- who want a better world, but someone else should step up and be the moral backstop. Let those dudes just be great comics. By the way, someone should also rebuild the women's movement, because I have daughters and it looks shitty out there.
But people seem to think it does, so fashionable detachment has become the new...– Just How Fashionably Detached Do You Need To Be? | The Awl
May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you...– Mother Teresa Thanks for sending this one my way, KCam (via burningriverramblings)
some days in late august at home are like this, the air thin and eager like...– william faulkner | the sound & the fury via sometimesagreatnotion. (via goodeggs)
Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to...– Sylvia Plath (via theperfectfit)
No one is re-reading those books in 2011. Except me, apparently.– Sweet Valley High | Books | Memory Wipe | The A.V. Club And half the Internet. Sweet Valley, you are a delight.
MORE: What advice would you give to your 20-something self? DW: Try harder to...– Dar Williams: She’s Aging Well | Health, Beauty, Fashion, Love, Careers and more - MORE Magazine
Might be gone a couple of hours Might be gone a couple of days I won’t...– Mary Chapin Carpenter, “The Way I Feel”
Forgot how amazing Scott Russell Sanders’s essay “Under the Influence” is. Also, my copy of The Art of the Personal Essay has acquired old book smell.
Yes, there were lots of books about boys then. Here’s a secret: there are lots...– The Rejectionist’s response to this Robert Lipsyte essay. What bothers me the most about Lipsyte’s essay (and it’s quite a bothersome little essay!) is a passage in which he notes that what boys need are “good works of realistic fiction…that invite boys to reflect on what kinds of men they want to...
September is nothing like Monday. September is golden, optimistic, hopeful....– Prairie Tides and Ocean Eyes: Summer, and the end of it
From her review of the Best American Short Stories of 1927: ‘I read...– Flavorwire » Our Favorite Lines from Dorothy Parker’s Most Scathing Reviews I’m not unconvinced that this could be applied to any year’s Best American Short Stories.
This kind of weather at this time of year always makes me feel heartachy and otherwise adrift. (Also, it’s almost time for my annual To Kill a Mockingbird reread.)
It felt like the first day of school, but I was going to the moon instead.– Dar Williams, “The End of the Summer”
But despite having disparate views on the Bible, justification, and...– Embodied Theology | onehandclapping
I have secret stashes of office supplies, which is weird several times over. 1) My apartment is otherwise really organized; 2) Who is going to be pilfering from my desk? The cat?; and 3) A good pen is hard to find, but have I ever had an index card emergency, period, let alone one that requires three locations just in case?
Sittin' There on Capitol, Hil: Dear Reader, You... →
Now it can be (re)told - Fairy tales - Salon.com →
Bruce Reyes-Chow: Jesus Christ, Michelle Bachmann... →
Hoosier Salon | indystyle.tv →
Donnae Dole Executive Director of Hoosier Salon at the Indiana State Museum and Kaite Whipple is the winner of the Best Traditional Oil Painting and the Best Up and Coming Artist Under 30 awards stop by with details about Hoosier Salon 87th Annual Exhibition. My incredibly awesome cousin.
An Open Letter to TV Snobs →
thenthathappened: Thinking you’re superior because of what you do or don’t watch on TV is ridiculous. Thinking you’re superior because you’re opposing the mainstream is an idea most of us discarded after our punk phase in 10th grade.
How we arrived at the notion that the postmodern era is the first ever to...– Another Thing to Sort of Pin on David Foster Wallace - NYTimes.com
AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs)... →
Peed my pants.
DEAR SUGAR, The Rumpus Advice Column #82: The God... →