Thoughts on a drive out into the country, where the rebel flags fly.
We could bitch all day about what sucks. Why not mention some things that don't? Such as: a very un-boring world history, tyrannical pigs, and skate punk.
Learning to manage our own mental health is often done alone and sometimes painfully. That shouldn't be the case.
Some words on Emma Cline's "The Girls", NOFX's autobiography, Chvrches
It’s been said that the mark of a good book is in the author’s ability to instill a sense of forgetfulness in the reader. That through a compelling story, sharp characters and some good, old fashioned surprises, the engrossed reader forgets he’s even inching through a book at all. Such books are always worth talking [...]
I will now type a very adult sentence: I actually read something great in this past weekend's Wall Street Journal. A feature -- "Who Ruined the Humanities?", which is surprisingly un-WSJ and available without a pay wall here -- touches on the meaninglessness of collegiate literary studies. Now the main takeaway from this whole screed [...]
"How odd a figure I must seem to you now, a solitary crank who maroons himself with a TV set and dozens of stacks of dust-jacketed comic books. Don't think I wouldn't appreciate a dramatic visit between two and three in the morning," he told her, "from an intelligent woman in spike heels and a [...]
I'm a little late to this train, but this week I read a great book by Michael Pollan, called "Omnivore's Dilemma", in which the author breaks down the American food system, following our dinner from the farm -- or factory -- to the table. A couple of health-crazed friends of mine had suggested it, said [...]