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Today (her time!) is the birthday of our very own and very fabulous Chally! Here’s to hoping, Chally, that this next year is as awesome as you are. Please accept this humble offering of the thing I assumed you would enjoy most in the world — David Tennant with a cute little kitty cat: Leave [...]...read more
Not much else to say other than, Tony Judt, you are so sorely missed. I’m not sure there’s a writer alive who so perfectly articulates the spirit of a place or the truths of a particular time. The public intellectual, the insightful and accessible historian, seems to have taken a back seat to the partisan [...]...read more
PHOTO: A woman hold a small child, who receives IV treatment for cholera in St. Marc. Image provided by Partners in Health, with more available here. At this point, you’ve likely seen news of the cholera outbreak in Haiti. As of the NY Times’ latest report, there have been over 900 deaths, and experts are [...]...read more
As interpreted by A Total Dude who would like to emphasize how much of a Total Dude he is. I mean really, Cormac McCarthy is #1? Then Fight Club? The Beach made your Top 10? JAMES FREY? Even putting aside the fact that eight of the ten books on the list were written by white [...]...read more
Meet Priscilla Shirer. She’s the Phyllis Schlafley of our time, making a successful career out of telling other women to submit to their husbands and the Lord. The author of the piece does a good job at pointing out the various hypocrisies and nuances of Shirer’s position, so I won’t go too far into them [...]...read more