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“Hello, 911?” Samantha Irby and the Dis-Ease of Daily Life

Grateful for this post by the one and only Jenoa Saplin. Samantha Irby, author, comedian, and screenwriter, has a new collection of essays titled “Wow, No Thank You,” to be published in March. For those uninitiated with the work of this midwesterner blogger-turned-author, then oofta, are you in for a treat. On her site Bitches […]

Fear and Loathing (and Forgiveness) in Australia

Last week, an Australian coroner declared the infamous August 17, 1980, death of Azaria Chamberlain to be the result of a dingo attack, finally putting an end to any lingering speculation about the possible involvement of Azaria’s mother, Lindy Chamberlain. An incredibly reality-check-esque op-ed by Julia Baird in last week’s NYT, encourages us, who scoffed […]

GuestList: Top Ten Pieces of Culture (That Impacted My Life in 2010)

Another treat to tide you over until we shift back into full-speed next week, a guest year-end list from Carl Laamanen of the excellent Losing Sight of Land blog.  Human beings, especially those that really like popular culture, must love lists. This is the only explanation for the hundreds of year-end “best of” lists that […]

Ill With Want – The Avett Brothers

I’ve finally gotten around to the amazing no-longer-so-new Avett Brothers record, I And Love And You (great title!). Highly recommended. One song in particular, “Ill With Want”, has to be the Romans 7 anthem of 2009: the bondage of the will put in remarkably beautiful, affecting and ultimately true terms, it definitely captures some of […]