Being Blog: Strange Is American Religion, Stranger... →
beingblog: by Tom Moore, guest contributor photo: Helen Sotiriadis/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 “Where did you read the Bible?” she asked. My friend Karin used to teach religion in a Swedish public elementary school, which is why her question made so much sense to her but so little sense to me. “In Europe,” she explained, “we see the clips of your news commentators, we see your President getting...
Congratulations, Television! You Are Even Worse At... →
Freakonomics » The Ten Commandments of The... →
Gene Weingarten on “the god of journalism,”... →
Well, that’s what we do. We fuck up. And then we try to fix it. And then...– Andy Botwin, Weeds
Scarlett Johansson always wanted to direct -... →
I’m posting this because the film she wants to direct is an adaptation of Truman Capote’s Summer Crossing, which should be an interesting endeavor regardless.
“Why’s this so good?” No. 13: Gene Weingarten... →
Dorothy Surrenders: Kiss this, Southwest →
Kate Fridkis: Do We Need to Talk About Weight to... →
“Rockumentary” and French toast. Remember all those people running the Great Race this morning?
Rob McElhenney | Interview | The A.V. Club →
Jeanne Marie Laskas: The Myth of the Illegal... →
Follow-up to the GQ article.
The Life of Illegal Immigrant Farmers: Big Issues:... →
Between talk-radio blather and election-season bravado, it’s easy to have an opinion about immigration, and easier to forget that people—actual people—pick our food. Now and then we might glimpse them out the car window, but few of us realize that what we eat depends on them, and fewer still have any idea what their world is like. Jeanne Marie Laskas spends a season with a group of these...
I’m 30 and I’m smart and made a website that really matters to so...– this girl called automatic win: Look At You, You’re Growing Old So Young
It’s autumn again, and I can do anything.– Dorothea Grossman, from “In the Library” (via the-final-sentence)
Are Women's Fears Different from Men's Fears? |... →
Drunken Boat #14 - Beth Steidle →
Because everyone should love Beth Steidle
The Millions : The Talking Cure at Work in... →
5 Things Our Kids Won't Have In School |... →
Among the reasons why I a) dropped elementary education in college and b) would consider not having children
What’s both depressing and powerfully nostalgic about these shows is not...– TV’s new nostalgia for sexism - Mad Men - Salon.com
Rachel Held Evans | Ask a Gay Christian (Justin... →
Plus, walking and biking just seem right. I walked and/or biked to school for...– Freakonomics » The Vanishing Walk to School Aside from a small portion of kindergarten, going to Pitt was the first time I ever *didn’t* walk to school (and there were nice days that I did make that 3.5-mile walk, though it wasn’t sustainable/desirable during the winter). And,...
Lauren Zalaznick: The conscience of television A woman after my own heart.
The poverty crisis is devastating young Americans.... →
PANK Blog / First Impressions (Or A Letter to My... →
Apologizing to my gay neighbors | Elizabeth Esther →
Did the West Make Newspapers, or Did Newspapers... →
oumcyouth: Emily looses her eye! Not for real though. Once upon a time, I went on a 40-hour bus ride to Mexico. This is much of how we amused ourselves. The other was recreating Bible stories with salt shakers. Maybe you had to be there.
Joss Whedon: Feminist
Interviewer: So why do you write these strong female characters?
Whedon: Because you're still asking me that question.
The collegiate drug hypocrisy - David Sirota -... →
V.F. Portrait: Joan Didion | Culture | Vanity Fair →
Please let it be time for this book to be out.
Ailes is all about power and so has accepted the obligation that Stewart has...– Jon Stewart and the Burden of History - Esquire (via barthel)
MFA rankings: Why the Poets & Writers MFA rankings... →
I can’t believe I’m actually typing this, but, there’s something to be said about Mr. Kenemore’s arguments. (Aaaand, now I’m shunned from my community.)
Flavorwire » A ‘Paris Review’-Style Interview with... →
Because I have the world’s creepiest crush on John Jeremiah Sullivan.
An Interview with Dov Naiditch. | Annalemma... →
Read this cause it’s good and cause Dov is really awesome as a person and a writer.
Teenage Brains - Pictures, More From National... →
My friends and I have often talked about this not-really-talked-about/ill-defined phase that seems to happen in the neighborhood of 23-25, wherein a whole lot of *stuff* cements (expectations of adulthood, what you will and will not settle for, etc.). I wonder if that’s the final hurrah of the teenage brain, since this (and other articles) have cited 25 as the end of that brain stage.
Image ◊ Good Letters: The IMAGE Blog ◊ Something’s... →
A compelling idea at the end.
Flavorwire » The 15 Funniest Scenes From ‘It’s... →