Garrison Keillor wrote in a Times op-ed yesterday that the publishing industry...– Jon Stewart at BEA this week, making us in the publishing industry fall in love with him all over again.
[tk] reviews →
A group of Knopf employees have put together an amazing literary website complete with an enjoyable blog and non-biased book reviews in what I consider to be a beautiful package. Read on for elegant prose and a well-edited summer reading list.
Girl, all the sailors are gonna think you’re winking at them. You are so...– The nurse at the Duane Reade walk-in clinic in reference to my right eye being swollen shut from an allergic reaction and the awkward timing of it being Fleet Week in New York.
Last night I saw one of my favorite comedy shows at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater, Totally JK. The show is hosted by the adorable and hilarious Joe Mande (he of Look at This Fucking Hipster) and Noah Garfinkel, who last night hosted the show all by himself—for the third time, according to him. Noah’s intros and interstitial bits were hilarious, including making the crowd sing...
Six years ago Lost began as a show about a group of people in a plane crash. We knew that the island they landed on had mysterious qualities, but what initially hooked everyone was how these strangers would interact, how they could relate to each other. And as the show moved through the first season we understood that every one of these people was flawed. They had dark pasts and heavy baggage,...
Last week television channels announced their 2010-2011 line-ups. While most attention was paid to the networks, I’m SUPER excited for Comedy Central’s new shows. Two shows, in particular, caught my attention: 1. Rich Dicks. Nick Kroll and Jon Daly’s Funny or Die web show is going to be a full on, half-hour program. My love for Nick Kroll has been documented, so it goes...
“Live a Lie” - Jazmine Sullivan Love...
sigh, the 'tourist' dividing lines are a prank. →
Sure it’s pretentious to hope for something like this, but I don’t think that some kind of separation is a terrible idea. Maybe not to completely segregate tourists on the sidewalks, but perhaps we could have a division between ‘people who can efficiently and quickly walk’ and ‘those who cannot’ (which, inevitably, includes tourists, but also other plagues of...
I’ve concluded that Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York is just a middle-aged version of MTV’s Rich Girls, except that the characters are more spoiled and less mature.
I actually read Commencement by J Courtney Sullivan a year or so ago, but had forgotten about it until today when I saw a copy at work and was reminded what a wonderful read it was. Some may consider this book, “chick lit”, but I think it’s actually quite the opposite. It’s a smart and honest novel about four women coming of age together. Their stories begin...
What is it with Elle magazines and employing miserable girls who are terrible at school and destined to become reality television stars? First Kelly Killoren Bensimon is the EDITOR of Elle Accessories and constantly claims on The Real Housewives of New York to have attended “Columbia University”, always conveniently omitting the ‘School of General Studies’ part of her alma...
Law & Order is ending its epic run on NBC. I’ve lost hours to marathons of the show and have been thrilled at the prospect of Jeremy Sisto being on television again (he will forever be Billy Chenowith to me). At least we still have another season of SVU.
all creatures great and small →
Animal photos. Like I need to give you another reason to click.
books: celebrities and YA
Tyra Banks recently landed a book deal for a three book, Young Adult series titled Modelland. The ex-model/talk show host/television producer claims the stories will be a mix between America’s Next Top Model and Harry Potter. Celebrities are always ‘writing’ books (like Paris Hilton, Tori Spelling, Sarah Palin) and receiving huge advances and giant chunks of marketing budgets...
Gigi: ok im definitely going crazy-- i just read your blog for a while and then i was confused because i thought i was having a conversation with you
Gigi: its a really weird feeling
Gigi: im done with the internet.
happy mother's day! →
Yo mama is so well read she could teach a course on literature at an accredited university.
tv: parks and rec
For me at least, Parks and Recreation continues to be my favorite of NBC’s Thursday night line-up (with 30 Rock a dangerously close second and The Office and Community trailing pretty far behind). The reason that Parks and Rec outshines the others continues to be the genius of Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson. Don’t get me wrong, I find the rest of the cast incredible: April’s...
food learnin' →
The kind, culinary folks over at Serious Eats found this listing of 50 free online food courses you can take. Topics range from information on food politics and biology (Yale) and the principles of nutrition (Johns Hopkins) to more instructional content like kitchen chemistry, how to roast a chicken, and a master knifeskills class. Sure beats shelling out thousands of dollars for a culinary...
Growing up I could always count on a few things on Sunday mornings: a pot of coffee, a delicious breakfast (hash browns? french toast? breakfast burritos?) and the weekly treasure that is CBS Sunday Morning being on in our kitchen. Today’s episode was fantastic, especially watching it over a wrap with scrambled eggs, avocado and smoked tomato salsa and a big iced coffee. Topics included...
be careful of blood clots! →
books: girl with the dragon tattoo
I’m embarrassed to say that I just read this book since it’s been out for two years and I work for the publisher. I’m not much of a thriller reader, so it kept going to the bottom of my ‘to read’ list despite great media buzz. It wasn’t until my three days of jury duty that I started (and quickly finished) this book, which is a feat since the trade paperback...