I was in the Whole Foods on Santa Monica Boulevard when this Sheryl Crow song started playing and I frantically looked around to see if anybody else understood what was happening. I ducked through the aisles on the verses so that every time the chorus came back I could be with a new group of people so maybe I could have a moment with somebody where we both simultaneously realize: She’s...
Adda Birnir, a 27-year-old programmer and media entrepreneur in New York City,...– “Gangbang Interviews” and “Bikini Shots”: Silicon Valley’s Brogrammer Problem | Mother Jones Ugh. The rise of the brogrammer (I can’t believe I actually typed that word) is maybe my least favorite cultural development of the last ten years. I’m glad there’s...
a collection of unpalatable possibilities
You leave a room and everyone rolls their eyes. “What the fuck was that all about?” It is agreed by all that you are the worst, and the group recounts, in excruciatingly minute detail, every stupid thing you said and did all night. Your jokes weren’t funny, your stories went nowhere, you kept hijacking every conversation and making it about yourself, you were loud, you were...
MY FRIENDS ARE SOOO TALENTED!!! -- ALL-JULIA...
MY FRIEND JULIA VICKERMAN IS SOOO TALENTED! Julia Vickerman is a tremendously gifted artist and DrawSomething player (even if she couldn’t guess “AMAZON” from me scribbling “1 BOOB!” and underlining it three times) who this month organized a show of Kristen Stewart-inspired art at the Meltdown on Sunset. I missed the opening reception, because Passover happened,...
Martha Wainwright - “Bloody Mother Fucking...
The funny thing is
whenever I imagine myself winning an award for some outstanding individual achievement, when my unique brilliance is finally at long last acknowledged and the whole world is paying attention to me, as the deafening applause for my well-deserved success begins to subside and the crowd returns to their seats to hear my acceptance speech, I always picture myself being oh so humble.