“Some Constellation”-Someone Still...
bits and bobs, fragmented thoughts.
I promised to edit an essay for my little sister by tomorrow, which is why I was digging through the documents saved onto my computer. I found her essay, but I also found a word document called “writing in Poland,” with about ten unfinished pieces from my holidays. I had already forgotten it. Was I really visiting my family in Poland only three weeks ago? It’s probably not a...
newyorker: Screen Shot; Lana Del Rey’s fixed image In the fifteen songs on “Born to Die,” Del Rey is both theatrical and noncommittal. But the new album does not make “Lana Del Rey aka Lizzy Grant” seem like an error that needed redacting. The earlier work had a variety of tempos, styles, and moods, which may be exactly why Del Rey ditched it; its song titles hinted at a notion of going...
Interviewer: Have you heard from Ryan Gosling since you told Rolling Stone that he came up to you at a Jamba Juice but you shut him down because you didn't recognize him?
Aubrey Plaza: I actually did hear from him one time. He invited me to a magic show through someone else, and I couldn’t go because I had to go to this charity thing for Amy, and it was like, "bros before hos," or "hos before bros," however that phrase goes. I just rhymed a lot. So, yeah. I don’t know what’s in store for me and him. I think he has a girlfriend, but maybe I’ll murder her someday and we’ll be together forever.
Undisputed Facts: the Academy Awards
In honor of the announcement of the Oscar nominations today, I thought I’d share with you some definitely true, undisputed, totally objective, really important facts about the Academy awards. 2004 was the best year for the Academy Awards. Chipotle takeout is the best Oscar dinner. Which sucks if you don’t live in the USA or London. (Did you know that there’s a Chipotle in...
Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time.– Jorge Luis Borges It’s in my nature to be cynical, and I know that with all of my criticisms of cuddly She & Him or The Notebook (why, Gosling? You could’a had it all!), and even more so, with my apparent inability to connect with other human beings, you might not expect that...
sslyby: Here’s a song I wrote with a 3rd grader...
concerning cambridge: i'm back.
kasiaintransit: It’s 2:00 a.m. on a Thursday night, (or Friday morning, depending on your point of view), and I dash to the building next door to grab my clean laundry. I’ve nothing but leggings, a tie-dye t-shirt, and cowboy boots to shelter me from that aggressive wind, but as I go back inside, I’m reassured that I’m not the craziest person here. I consider waking the young man in smart dress...
You get old and realize that there are no answers, just stories.– Garrison Keillor
Were they beautiful? We were all beautiful. We were in our twenties.– Steve Martin
53, a poem by e.e. cummings
may my heart always be open to little birds who are the secrets of living whatever they sing is better than to know and if men should not hear them men are old may my mind stroll about hungry and fearless and thirsty and supple for even if it’s sunday may i be wrong for whenever men are right they are not young and may myself do nothing usefully and love yourself so more than truly...