According to the government, the war in Iraq ends tonight at midnight. Given the...– The American Experiment on the Last Day of the War
Will you be surprised by the story the internet tells about you? For years,...– Tweetage Wasteland, “I’ve Seen Your Future and It’s Been Edited”
All The Boyfriends I’ve Ever Had in Chronological... →
probably got the job
Interviewer: What do your nails say?
Me: Um... they say 'deez nutz'
Interviewer: What does 'deez' mean?
Me: It's just this thing... It's like a hood thing.
Me: You don't know that expression? 'Deez Nutz'?
Interviewer: I'm a gay white man. What do I know about hood things?
Me: I know a lot of gay white men who know all about hood things.
Spherical Cow: A Simple Model →
Big Bang Theory - Penny gives Sheldon a Christmas... →
Nathan Bransford: What High Concept Means →
Languages differ essentially in what they must convey and not in what they may...– Does Your Language Shape How You Think?
My certainty about anything has decreased. Rather than importing authority, I am...– Kevin Kelly, “The 2-Billion-Eyed Intermedia”
The web makes it rather hard not to have opinions. The constant rush of new...– The Unending Flood, Hipsterism and Hope
For the Horse Track: Trifecta Betting →
What Lethem represents is the ambiguity and cultural difficulty of modern urban...– Find Myself a City to Live In: Jonathan Lethem’s Imagined Metropolis
Hipster Shrugged →
Just like a fondness for math does not make an Asian-American character more...– Kidlit.com, “Mature Voice for the YA Market”
The site has no log-in function, so each message can be posted under whatever...– Article about 4chan (via kottke)
TFLN: The fabulous New York life of Lauren Leto →
While Trader Joe’s is not a health food chain, it stocks a dizzying array...– Inside the secret world of Trader Joe’s
Jonathan Franzen's 10 Rules for Writing: "The most... →
The History of the Word "Dude" →
BOYCRAZY: the perfect BFFF (best female friend...
I really want to bypass the whole calling dibs on a dude thing. If we BOTH like a guy- HE’LL decide who he wants to be with. We can’t say ‘he’s off limits’ just because we laid eyes on a guy/proclaimed a dude cute/or met him first. And we should BOTH be able to be OK with the outcome of the situation and let it go if he doesn’t like me/or you. Cuz I’LL totally be ok if he doesn’t like ME. That...
In 1997, at least 1,019 coffee shops were doing business in the Netherlands. But...– From GQ: “My Kushy New Job” (via longform)
While “The Corrections” attested to Mr. Franzen’s discovery of his own limber...– NYT review of Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom
Tomas did not realize at the time that metaphors are dangerous. Metaphors are...– On Coincidence, Love, and The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Jeremy Sparig spent months fighting bedbugs. Now, to some people, he is like a...– What Spreads Faster Than Bedbugs? Social Stigma
The traditional cycle seems to have gone off course, as young people remain un...– What Is It About 20-Somethings?
Novels for the Emerging Adult →