Dan told me, and I’m ashamed to admit I was a... →
This essay about The Hurt Locker, which I wrote in 2011 before driving off to business school, is about my friend Dan’s time in Iraq, violent movies, and the uses of journalism.
Paul Brady: Everything you need to know about... →
paulbrady: It was Friday morning when it finally dawned on me that I’d be flying to Italy on Saturday afternoon. Suddenly, I realized how little preparation I’d done and how much needed to happen before my flight. So I emailed Jessica Spiegel, who’s probably one of the world’s most knowledgable people when… people should disclose if their interviews are spoken or by email.
Spiersblr: Hiring: Editor-in-chief, and... →
spiers: I’m not doing the hiring for this one, but one of my former colleagues is advising a new travel startup whose editorial team will be based in New York. They’re looking to hire an EIC and some contributing editors. The job descriptions and contact info are below:
"The accusation that Hoppes stole Koblin's... →
spiers: A few years ago, when I was consulting (pre-Observer) I had a semi-regular mailing list with updates on new projects, positions I was looking to fill for clients, and links to recent things I’d written. It went out once a month or so. So I’m reviving it. I’ll probably put most of the job listings on Tumblr as well, but if you want to make sure you don’t miss them, probably best to just...
As much as it feels like each link leading to the next is a journey of...
When Buck gets to New York City, he finds that his friend Dirk Burton has been...
Reviews by critics, such as the review of the movie by the Washington Post were...
On June 25, 1982, The Thing opened #8 in 840 theaters and remained in the top...
just writing this to get edith zimmerman’s seizure inducing gif off the top spot on my dashboard …
Wild Water Kingdom Pitchfork Review
nehrujackets: batpo: the pitchfork review of Wild Water Kingdom is so angering http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/17251-wild-water-kingdom/ It is a terrible album review.
Sometimes a privately held company says it is profitable. In this case the company may or may not be profitable. Sometimes someone with a personal interest in public perception of a company’s profitability (say, an employee) says his or her company is profitable. In this case the company may or may not be profitable. Of course people can be simultaneously truthful and misleading, so here...
Travelzoo would certainly be able to trim Jetsetter’s operating expenses as...– Skift bringing the laugh lines today. (via paulbrady) Hey I just had a great startup idea.
The site is built for mobile, which means banner ads are not part of the...– Atlantic Covering Business World With Quartz Site (via paulbrady) It’ll all just work out fine, don’t sweat it.
Fear of a Black President →
keyholez: is it just me, or is there some kind of... →
keyholez: The concept of the Oral Torah and more broadly the “reform”/non-fundamentalist variations on all religions that purport to be founded upon a holy text or texts. If you’re going to pick some dumb book and worship it, then fucking worship it. What’s the point of going through the trouble of having a holy text if you’re just going to pick and choose pieces of it based on — what, exactly?...
My own uncomfortable sense is that, for me at any rate, activist politics takes...– Hiiiiiii, guys, I’m home at 8:39 PM on a Saturday night reading Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (who I just found out about, because I am not a very educated person) and nodding and saying “yes” aloud a lot and really, just sort of wanted to let you know that I am genuinely having the time of my life. (via...
There’s no excuse for square-toed footwear, but it’s nice to know, before the...– Paul Ryan Wears Wisconsin Shoes - The Cut (via alexanderbasek) Square toes for life. (This is not a political statement, just a fashion statement.)
I would’ve edited previous post for clarity but I can’t scroll up on my dingbat work computer because (I’m willing to bet) of securities regulations.
The vast majority of advertising online is dependent on a page-view model that...– Anil Dash suggests that we stop publishing web pages (via paulbrady) A few quick questions: Are blogs streams? Are pages and streams mutually exclusive? Accepting that “in-stream advertisements that fit in with the native content of their networks” will be great for FB, Twitter and...
If Emma Carmichael wants to prove how un-racist and cool she is, spend the day...
drink too much while watching Breaking Bad alone til the wee hours so that I...– yo i do that too
keyholez: Remember the German sex cannibal (“Come to me and I eat your horny flesh”)? I had thought that the Keri Russell-starring film based on the incident was never released, but it was! The cannibal sued over it, when he wasn’t busy suing Rammstein: Meiwes is also suing to stop the release of the horror film “Butterfly: A Grimm Love Story”, calling it a “slavish re-enactment” of his...
therealmsmanners: seedz: […] I mean, I guess if Harvey Dent can take the time to custom-burn a suit, Batman can take the time to custom-burn a bat symbol onto a bridge, right? It’s not like there was a ticking time bomb he had to deal with or anything… Hahaha he stopped like ten times on the way to the Batwing to listen politely while people confessed their true feelings about him.
My Dark Knight Review from 2008 →
testingdistance: I deleted this post at first because I worried people would stone me for not enjoying the Dark Knight. But then I remembered the internet is amorphous and can’t pick up stones. Aaron Eckhart/Two-Face: Did anyone notice the half burnt suit Dent wore once he became Two-Face? Where did he get that? The original suit would have been unwearable after the fire. So what does that...
“All this was uncovered by a writer, Joe Coscarelli, who discovered that “What does ‘fanute’ mean?” was a recommended Google search; the query was that popular.”
“I further hoped he’d sit his critics down and thoughtfully explain that Mormonism is more than a ceremonial endeavor; it constitutes our country’s longest experiment with communitarian idealism, promoting an ethic of frontier-era burden-sharing that has been lost in contemporary America, with increasingly dire social consequences.”
(A semi-related point often made by Capital political reporter and resident Cowboy fan and Romo apologist Reid Pillifant: The Eli-Romo dichotomy is often portrayed as Glamor Boy vs. No Frills Guy, until you realize that Romo was an undrafted free agent from a non FBS school and Eli was the first pick in the draft from a patrician football background, who leaned on his ex-star player father to...
A fire somewhere on the road between my office and the train station caused the shuttle bus to arrive late. Presumably due to some unrelated mishap, the train was also several minutes late. This illustrates how complements work (maybe), the importance of diversification (not really), and how a frame of reference can impact valuation of an occurrence (definitely — hope that fire went okay for...