Born This Way: The Marketing Disaster of the Year
Dear Lady Gaga, The last two years have felt like an avalanche of Gaga, and in the last four months, that avalanche has felt like over kill, not because we’ve have more of you than usual, but because your product no longer matches your description. “Born This Way,” proclaimed the most hyped single of all time by Rolling Stone, sounded safe—a mere Madonna retread instead of the gay anthem to top...
I haven’t Tumbled in a week. Thanks, three twenty five page papers.
Why Horror Movies Never Stab the Fags
NOTE: For the next three months, I will post a short blog post several times a week. Although I have enjoyed writing 800 word plus essays, I am currently finishing my manuscript of my first novel (gasp!) and a twenty-page essay about the novels of Andrew Holleran. These blog posts will include the continuation of my two blog series: The Americans and Things I Like. A few weeks ago, I saw Scream...
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Let Them Eat Cake: I see the face of so-called... →
linivictoria: I see the face of so-called ambition. It ages pretty fast. What is the price to pay to be succesful as an artist? To appear dead in order to find life? I am not trying to look 40 in the next five years. Do I have to? Is it inevitable? One of my favorite professors just walked by. She graduated… Caroline, why do you think you have to give up life to make art? It’s a...
SIGHTINGS IN JFK
I am currently in JFK airport, waiting for my flight to board. Because my flight heads to Fort Laudy (local colloquialism for Fort Lauderdale), I am surrounded by an assortment of nut jobs. Here’s some of them: 1.) After walking in circles for ten minutes, trying to find a row of seats for all her purses, a Miami Miss Havisham sits next to me. Her ankles are as thin as my thumb and are...
SO MUCH PRETTY FANS
You know in the book that April 14th is an important day, so please send these tweets out. Tweets for SO MUCH PRETTY on April 14: (138) “Before April 14th the words ‘I am Alice Piper’s mother’ meant very little to anyone but me.” #somuchpretty www.carahoffman.comPlease RT! (138) “This novel will leave you reeling” said @powells – 4/14 is a big day in SO MUCH...
The Official Britney Spears Tumblr Debut
britneyspears: Spread the word, bitches…
Driving In The Car With Miranda July
This essay is the first from my new series,”Ten Things I Like That You Probably Like, Too.” THING I LIKE #1 MIRANDA JULY (Why do I call her a “thing?” Because how else could I generalize ten various artists, tea flavors, and albums, which I love more than I love anything that fits into this blank: ______________?) In dress, tone, and genre, Miranda July seems like...
Tooting my own horn...
hilarysbooks: Yay Malaprops! My lovely friend Katie snapped this picture at the awesome Asheville, NC store Malaprops, which shows SO MUCH PRETTY front and center along with other wonderful books including Day of Honey, another one of my favorites. I was at McNally Jacksons the other night, and I saw So Much Pretty at the front of the store and got so excited, too.
Update for my Tumblr Friends
So, after four votes I have decided to write my essays in this order: Miranda July Little Mermaid Earl Grey Tea Gay Novelists Also, you should all read A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD. I started it today, and it’s already mine blowing. It reminds me of Proust…if Proust was a pill popping NYU graduate who cares about her therapist. The author’s reading at the NYPL next week,...
I learned long ago that being Lewis Carroll was infinitely more exciting than...– Joyce Carol Oates (via libraryland)