Hi everyone, Please keep in mind that American Apparel is a retailer that...– As Dov Chaney doubles down on American Apparel’s sinking ship, it’s worth taking a look back at their controversial policies that got them here in the first place- conveniently located in our archives. (via laphamsquarterly) QUOTE OF THE DAY. Dov=sleaze bag…and not the good kind!
Feminists, Men, and Everyone Else PLEASE READ THIS... →
Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton writes kids’ book →
hilarysbooks: REALLY? A book on acceptance? bbook: today: The picture book, named “The Boyt with Pink Hair,” tells of a boy with a “shock of fabulous hair” and “celebrates individuality and acceptance.” OKAY. Maybe Perez should stop mocking troubled women before he writes a children’s book about bulling and acceptance.
The LA Times Understands the Dark Melancholy of... →
On Comas, Comedy, and Coping
My childhood resembled a Todd Solondz production of an imaginary sequel to The Glass Menagerie. The plot goes like this: Laura Wingfield grew up, married a sailor, opened a pet store, and popped out five kids. For me, every family member’s ailment, divorce, and drug spasm has been a ceaseless punchline that I have told again and again. After all, when your mother’s lying on a kitchen...
Ellen's EP →
I usually don’t give Tumblr recommendations, but you should all follow Ellen Winter. She’s a good friend and a great singer songwriter. She also has rainbow color hair, which is always a plus! Here’s a link to her page and one of her songs. ellenwintermusic: “What does love sound like?” Different to everyone. A friend of mine described my music as such, and well- it stuck. ...
Link of the Day: Truman Capote on Elizabeth... →
Link of the Day. Larry King of "Irreplaceable... →
Inspiring Interview With Joyce Carol Oates. →
The Dame is Dead →
Another Great Review for So Much Pretty →
heyboobooks: So Much Pretty, by Cara Hoffman Adult Fiction The setting is Haeden, New York, a small farming town that could be anywhere. The characters who tell their tales are many. At the heart of it all are the three women: Alice Piper, the fifteen year old genus with a sweet and cheery…
Link of the Day. →
Read This If You're A Feminist. →
Maybe it has something to do with Catholicism, I don’t know. But a lot of...– Andrew Holleran. Maybe it’s because I relate to his homosexuality and Catholicism that he’s My favorite novelist.
Some Boys Need Boys
Two weeks ago, my LGBT literature and history professor commanded me to order the complete works of Andrew Holleran. Unlike a definitive set of Dickens or Austen, Holleran’s works were scattered across the internet on a variety of used bookseller sites. I choose two day shipping, because I was excited to have some of the greatest novels of the last twenty years on my bookshelf. As I perused...
Link of the Day. A Serious Library Debate in... →
Whoever Said Literature Died LIED
(CAPTION: No, citizens of Miami Beach, this is not a review of Paris travel guides.) Growing up in Miami gave me the impression that literature died in 1987 with the publication of Beloved, the oldest novel on my school’s reading list. Because Miami’s one independent bookstore, Books and Books, is a themed restaurant with bookstore as its theme,...
: So Much Pretty by Cara Hoffman My rating: 5 of 5... →
dianeprokop: So Much Pretty by Cara Hoffman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Cara Hoffman’s debut novel, So Much Pretty, is an extraordinarily smart and beautifully written page turner. This suspenseful and highly charged story is of a young woman, Wendy White, who goes missing in the rural town of…
Link of the Day. So Much Pretty in EW. →
Photo of the Day: Today is Thursday. TOMORROW IS...
Jennifer Egan Is Speaking At the NYPL On April... →
Like A Prayer and Catholic School, Revisited
I was feeling down in the dumps today, because a family’s member’s sick. During grade seven thru twelve, I was so used to this bullshit that it became a way of life. I knew how to get my work done and stay entertained in times of crisis, because my teenager years (which ended like two months ago) were nonsense and drama 100% of the time. After...
Reason #873 You Should Read So Much Pretty by Cara... →
A Brilliant Essay You All Need To Read →
Link of the Day: An Article I Was Basically Going... →
write, write, write.: The Fates Will find Their... →
carahoffman: Hannah Pittard’s ingenious The Fates Will Find Their Way is a beautifully written story about the relentlessly solipsistic and obsessive power of male fantasy even when faced with very sad and personal realities. Missing Nora Lindell will never be found. And her story becomes instead fodder for… I stared this book when I stopped by McNally Jackson’s this weekend. Along...
Don’t get me started on OJ, or whether Michael Jackson touched those...– Kendra. Best. Celebrity. Memoir. Ever.
Rolling Stone Called Britney Spears Avant Garde →