JOHN WATERS OFFERS SEASON’S GREETING WITH A WINK
Holiday Q&A with John Waters
New York Times, Dec 6, 2013
What kind of gifts do you give?
I always give books. And I always ask for books. I think you should reward people sexually for getting you books. Don’t send a thank-you note, repay them with sexual activity.
10:10 pm • 7 December 2013 • 11 notes
A LOVE LETTER TO A SMELLY FRUIT
By Thomas Fuller
New York Times, December 3, 2013
When the durians fall, the sarongs go up, goes a Malaysian saying.
5:05 pm • 4 December 2013 • 1 note
A PORTRAIT PAINTED IN HEAVY STROKES
By Dwight Garner
New York Times, November 21 2013
Bad move, old bean.
3:07 pm • 25 November 2013 • 1 note
WHAT DOES THE BOOK BUSINESS LOOK LIKE ON THE INSIDE?
By Daniel Menaker
New York, Nov 16, 2013
When Seabiscuit first came up for discussion at an editorial meeting at Random House, some skeptic muttered, “Talk about beating a dead horse!”
3:13 pm • 18 November 2013 • 3 notes
"The Alexander Hamilton Building had little in common with its namesake, unless he was a brick man who squatted next to a bog."
8:28 pm • 17 November 2013 • 3 notes
This one never disappoints. (She said, stroking her red fox collar lovingly and popping a speckled green capsule in her mouth.)
9:11 am • 11 November 2013 • 3 notes
By Alice Gregory
n+1, September 2013
Kelly Slater, the most famous surfer in the world, was supposed to compete today, but has failed to show up. “Because he’s a pussy,” someone matter-of-factly says.
3:16 pm • 11 October 2013 • 4 notes
Such a good book.
A while ago I mentioned to my uncle that I was reading another Meghan Daum book, and he said: “Oh, I taught her at Vassar a long time ago. She should’ve been teaching the class.”
Not surprising at all.
2:02 pm • 6 October 2013 • 4 notes