Just a penis with a thesaurus.– David Foster Wallace on Updike. Also: the Art of Fiction interview
WWD's inauguration alerts
Women’s Wear has been adorably sending out alerts for every new dress Michelle wears. Obama chooses Wu Jan. 20, 9:10 pm Michelle Obama Wears Isabel Toledo Jan. 20, 9:58 am Michelle Obama wears Rodriguez Jan. 19, 4:58 pm
help us work for that day when black will not be asked to give back, when brown...– YES! @ Joseph Lowery
(That) Christopher Walken interviews (that) Mickey... →
Scene: CW: You know, I have to say that I recently saw The Wrestler, and you are great in it. It’s very difficult nowadays to get independent movies done … Oh, by the way, how’s your dog? MR: She’s barking because I’m not paying no attention to her. CW: Well, give her a pet or something. I had that on my list of questions. I was going to say, ”How’s...
Staffers are no longer allowed to expense drinks when they take one another out...– > [Observer] There must have been dust on that memo. Dowd spent December at a Miami Beach spa with best gal pal Alessandra Stanley. “With our Ponzi-scheme economy collapsing, can primping be justified?”
I just bought this on iTunes. I have no shame. ...
NYT: New Law Allows Spanish Exiles’ Descendants... →
Some 20,000 people are expected at the Spanish Consulate in Miami over the next two years to take advantage of a new Spanish law that grants full citizenship to descendants of Spanish Civil War exiles. In Cuba, where there are obviously tons of Spanish descentants, there were thousands applying a day. Another of the stories I wrote for the New York Times Student Journalism Institute.
NYT: TPS denied, Haitian illegals in deportation... →
Haitian government officials have asked the US govt to delay deportations of some 30,000 illegal Haitians until the country recovers from a catastrophic hurricane season. The US gvt said no. This story follows a woman as she awaits to be deported. It’s one of the stories I wrote for the New York Times Student Journalism Institute.