Lynsey Addario on Being Detained in Libya. Read...
“In the last few years, people have treated me more as part of the gang. But I think that it is a chauvinistic profession. In every conflict I’ve covered, there’s always been sort of a boys’ club. And there aren’t that many women covering conflict right now. I mean, it’s amazing in this day and age. There are probably a dozen women photographers — at most — whom I see actively in the...
That moment when you're reading a book and you...
James Baldwin in @parisreview
INTERVIEWER What do you tell younger writers who come to you with the usual desperate question: How do I become a writer? BALDWIN Write. Find a way to keep alive and write. There is nothing else to say. If you are going to be a writer there is nothing I can say to stop you; if you’re not going to be a writer nothing I can say will help you. What you really need at the beginning is somebody...
But you also can’t really know someone, a lot of the time. Building a friendship...– Todd VanDerWerff recapping Community this week.
Do not go gently into that good night, said the Poet Dylan Thomas, which is a...– Anne Roiphe’s memoir, you guys.
…ebooks don’t wear out. Programming them to self-destruct after 26 checkouts is...– Cory Doctrow, writing in The Guardian, criticizing Harper Collins’ decision to sell libraries ebooks which expire after 26 checkouts, forcing the library to purchase another copy. (via thebronzemedal)
Even after we are onstage, the front-women, performing for the first time with a...– Ann Friedman, Patti Smith, ladies.
Wrecks, though — wrecks are fascinating. It’s true that, reading through his...– Dana Adam Shapiro, in this piece all about brutality as it relates to couples splitting.
Mr. Franzen, 51, the author of The Corrections and a longtime friend of...– Dead Author Breeds Big Business: The David Foster Wallace Industry I’m actually not a huge fan of this article per se, but about Franzen… uh, yeah.
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I was happy to be a part of this smart list, the reading of which has resulted in my TBR pile reaching a hilarious breaking point. I really do like it when Streep is yolky and weird.
If a magazine exists long enough, it comes to be seen as a kind of public...– Nice essay from Thomas Beller on the end of Open City.
Don’t plan on making any money or owning anything for 10 years, and if you...– Amy Poehler.
And I think: how cruel to have traveled the world over, only to end up busted in...– This week’s Modern Love was DEPRESSOTRON.
You picture your mother reading Reviving Ophelia the night before they left,...– “Folk Song”, Don’t Cry (via fuckyeahmarygaitskill) There are worse things than someone starting a Mary G. excerpt blog.
Our serious debate about Charlie Sheen has inspired N to try to form a regular...– I am inspiring young minds.
Tina Fey's Tribute Speech to Alec B.
[via] “The part of Jack Donaghy was written for Alec Baldwin. Unfortunately, I did not have the courage to introduce myself to him and tell him that at the time, so for several months I met with some of the best actors in New York, and also some that are only okay. And with each meeting I had in an attempt to cast Jack Donaghy, it just became clearer and clearer that this part was for no...