February 07, 2014

Creepers gonna creep

I Believe Dylan Farrow: But Whom You Believe Depends on Which Story You Recognize - NYmag.com

Here’s related reading by Emily McCombs for fans of Edgar Allan Poe, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, R.Kelly, Ted Nugent, Marvin Gaye, Don Henley, J.D. Salinger, Iggy Pop, Johnny Thunders, Richard Hell, Chuck Berry, Rob Lowe, Roman Polanski, Sonny Bono, Jimmy Page, David Bowie, or Charles Dickens.

Pie chart: Which non-existent Olympic events are we in training for? - The Hairpin

Surfbort 2k14.

#Realtalk: Be the next Ezra Klein! - Columbia Journalism Review

Practical tips for the new-media entrepreneurs in training.

Reminder for those of you in San Francisco: On Monday, February 10 I’m moderating a panel about love and sex in the digital era. The event is hosted by The Bold Italic. Tickets here.

I’m reading:

Trayvon. PSH. The racial case against the winter Olympics. What’s wrong with choosing to be gay? What it’s like to be gay in Russia, where there are anti-gay vigilante groups. The queer roots of club culture. Heterosexuality is so fragile. Excerpts from 1989 Tiananmen Square student protest leader Hu Ping’s seminal 1980 essay, translated for the first time into English. The science of foot traffic. Coolhunting in the publishing industry. Ladies be networking. I’m excited for Radiotopia! What it’s like to be too poor for pop culture. “For 3000 nautical miles there was nothing alive to be seen." A rash of farmer suicides. Was Robert Frost an asshole? The CEO pay gap. What's a responsible, progressive position on an Israeli settlements boycott? “Season with salt to taste.” Richard Marx is awesome. The day after the day the music died. Why you’re wasting your life on Facebook. George Saunders’s advice to the graduate. The power of teenagers. So grammar. Such linguistics.


Actual photo of me driving up the California coast today.

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Takeout affirmations. It’s been a heavy news week.


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