Monthly Archives: March 2012

i make cake. also, destroy pancakes.

Have you guys heard about this new book on habit formation? For a few weeks I couldn’t swing a dead habit without hitting this bro Charles Duhigg, who popped up everywhere from NPR to the New York Times to talk … Continue reading

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in which I cook for the first time in ages.

You might have noticed a decrease in food-related posts around here over the past several months. That’s because I haven’t been cooking. It’s not that I no longer enjoy cooking, because I do. And I certainly still enjoy eating. I … Continue reading

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further thoughts on Sandra Fluke, or Sandra Fluke Part II: The Flukening

In response to yesterday’s post about Sandra Fluke, many of my smart and thoughtful friends had clever critiques of my argument. I’d like to address them now and give a bit more context for my opinion. My secret crush Ophelia … Continue reading

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why I don’t care about Sandra Fluke.

Look, I’m about as pro-choice as you can get without actually being an abortion doctor or having an abortion. (Thankfully, I’ve never been pregnant.) I support totally unrestricted access to abortion for people of all ages. I support unrestricted access … Continue reading

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China MiĆ©ville: a user’s guide.

I just received in the mail China MiĆ©ville’s only young adult novel, Un Lun Dun, and sat down to read the back blurb with great excitement. Here it is: What is Un Lun Dun? It is London through the looking … Continue reading

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not-so-quick notes on awesome indie films, part 2: Melancholia.

Melancholia director Lars von Trier is a polarizing figure. This is largely due to the fact that he is completely fucking insane. He semi-accidentally praised the Nazi party at Cannes; he once said that to get a good performance from … Continue reading

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