How Did I Wind Up Playing The Role Of n+1 Friend?
johncarney: I just realized that this VF Emily Gould-Keith Gessen thing characterizes me as “n+1 friend John Carney.” That’s a bit odd. I think more people would probably describe me as “a friend of Krucoff” or even an ally of the Young Manhattanite crew. After the party, I wound up drinking with the Gawker kids rather than the n+1 kids. And, come to think of it, I used to be an intern at...
From the mailbag:Dear Andrew, Mayor Bloomberg wants you to know how much he appreciates your time and hard work on Hands On New York Day to make the world’s greatest city even better. Click here to read the full text of his letter. And thank you again from everyone at New York Cares for an absolutely amazing day! The Staff at New York CaresI don’t know what to say. Oh wait, I found...
And that was my impression of the people in Omaha:...
rachellehruska: Just got this email from Foster Kamer. I have a feeling that a lot of friends from home are going to get a kick out of it: The YM line about Omaha was me - spent a day traveling through there once on a road trip and thought it was just about one of the nicest places I’d ever been. The guy in Homer’s actually gave me the shirt off his back (literally). I asked if I could buy...
Katie Deedy featured in NY Times story →
johncarney: KTDD FTW. Oh how we love her so.
Try not to over think it. We realize you shit gold... →
(via dumbmanhattanite) Advantage: DM.
Guys, good news: your taxpayer dollars have paid for me to get a second computer monitor installed here at work! Oh happy day. Now I can read the entire Internet way more efficiently.
There was once a time when people thought that things like this were from people they knew, but then they started reading and realized that this joke was over to the people they knew forever, and also, the writing was shit. That being said, I laughed heartily at the title, if only because it’s apt in, like, six different ways, including the joke about us.
Anyone else check out Nashville week on This Recording? Right.
fimoculous: Fuck. I just fell for that FBstarter thing. So who’d I spam? We wouldn’t put it past Rex to have done this on purpose just so he could write about it.
Blog Posts I Won’t Bother Pitching Chris On Because I Know He’ll Say No: “How To Contract Swine Flu.” A co-worker notes: “This is only good if we get to go to the Central Park Zoo and get to take pictures of us cuddling the piglets.” And then get to expense a shitload of bacon. Fun job. Can’t get away with it all, but fun job.
Great Journalism Stories
negevrockcity: First, a bit of background: Gideon Levy is one of Israel’s most well known reporters. Employed over at Haaretz, he covers the Israeli-Palestinian conflict beat from a far left-wing perspective. Think an Israeli Robert Fisk and you’re on the right track. Both his investigative work and his op-eds are alternately infuriating, smart, ahead of the curve and controversial. Even though...
Meanwhile, print vs blog tonight!Village Voice Publisher Michael Cohen, Voice editor-in-chief Tony Ortega, Alana Taylor of Mashable.com and Jake Dobkin, publisher of Gothamist, discuss the current state of arts and cultural journalism. Has the rise of online periodicals and cultural blogs eroded arts reporting? Will alternative print newspapers survive the economic downturn? What will arts...
I’ve been meaning to ask this for awhile, are we on the 2nd or 3rd wave of electroclash now? It did go away, right?
I'm sorry, this just bored me to tears →
(via caro)It’s like watching grass grow, except nothing but weeds are coming up. We’ll stick to the grass.
GessenGouldGate gets the Vanity Fair treatment. We look forward to hearing your opinion on the matter.
Today I had pineapple slices for lunch. There was a slight breeze coming off the veranda and the neighbor’s cat, a shade of blue on a good day, took an audible stance against the wrestling sirens below. It smelled like my mother’s voice.
Happy Propaganda Day, Israel!
“Later, get seduced and betrayed by New Yorker writer Janet Malcolm as she discusses her new book on fat lesbos Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas with Wendy Lesser, editor of a little magazine called The Threepenny Review.” Fat lesbos? Really, Observer?
For Katie: this makes me sad.
The King of Kong →
fimoculous: For anyone who saw The King of Kong: Steve Wiebe set a new Donkey Kong record. This movie is YM-approved. If you ever want to see a film about a small dream becoming a big deal (a by-product of that small dream inevitably being: beat the type-a douchebag at his own game), watch this.
Had a dream last night that I was finishing a semester at Yale and I was failing everything. A summary of my progress, or lack thereof, was shown in the form of a periodic table. (This is KB’s KB talking, btw.)
Tumblr Late Nite is like watching Taxicab Confessions of the blogeratti.
May we recommend for FOITR Joe Budden some, uh, Chantix? Related.
If someone asks you who your favorite actor is, and you say Tom Hanks, how do they react?
The Awl is good. But how will they grow their audience?
Oh, har har.
Has anyone done the lucha libre surgical mask thing yet? Right.
Teen hiker lost for 3 nights in NH is found safe →
Our prayers were answered.
One can only speculate as to how jealous David Remnick must be of Keith Gessen these days.
If this isn’t the best writing of it’s kind you’ve read in the last seven days, your taste is bush league, and you should probably figure out why. This is FEK, and I fully approve the fuck out of this message. There’s actually some stuff I like, and not in a “click on the heart” way.
The Dream of Zion
Israel: Paradise for Jewish Women on Boats, Paradise for Jewish Men on Seesaws.
YM is a philanthropy blog, right? Welp, here ya go! Apparently, Ashton Kutcher ‘did this all’ in ‘the name of malaria.’ He is apparently trying to raise money for/against the disease. Feel like it is the equivalent of being in high school ‘the cheerleading team’ having a ‘bake sale’ to ‘fight against cancer’, and ur not really sure why, except u decided 2 buy a rice krispie treat and it tasted...
Ian Svenonius interviews Stephen Malkmus! →
perpetua: It’s like a dream come true, you guys. As a bonus, Malkmus is dressed like a grown-up Bart Simpson in 1991. Awesome.
So…who’s going on the AIDS walk?
Speaking of which, I tried to educate the readers of a certain website about Salinger-backpocketing old-school Orwellian paranoia, Media Controlling Jews and all: The media’s going to try and scare the shit out of you because that makes for compelling television/reading/listening. The only thing you can do is (A) tune out or (B) try and capitalize off of the misery and death of people without...
Did you hear Bea Arthur got kidnapped by Somali pirates after getting the swine flu from the Craigslist killer? I read it on Portfolio.com.
Talk about the call coming from inside the house, I learned that Emily Gould will be on a girl talk panel through the 92Y Twitter. Thanks, Paolo!
Alana Newhouse! JJ Goldberg! Phillip Weiss! Dan Sieradski! Eli Valley! (Yes, that one.) Just some of the participants that will be at the National Jewish Student Journalism Conference on Sunday. This is where the methods of media control are passed on to young Jews. We’ll be there (anyone can register), trying our best not to be the creepy old man.