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Odds Are, You Are Suspicious

When you get off a train, do you get off ahead of passengers? Or do you get off behind passengers? When you're going on a trip, do you come off as nervous? Or are you an unusually calm traveler? How about if you make a phone call atShow More Summary

To Meh with You

Fafa the groundhog and Gorilla of Glove and Boots dust off their big hair and the Mr. Big ballad To Be with You and put their own simultaneously whimsical and apathetic spin on the 1991 track. Pretzel bun I know you feel it too…

APW Happy Hour

Hey Apw, It seems we’ve all been a bit snowed in by this work week (if you listen closely, you’ll hear the sounds of Meg and Maddie shuffling to get out from under their respective piles of work) so I’m taking over Happy Hour!… The post APW Happy Hour appeared first on A Practical Wedding: Blog Ideas for the Modern Wedding, Plus Marriage.

This Is "All About That Bass," As Performed by an Actual Bass Singer

17 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Megan Trainor's chart-topping "All About That Bass," has plenty of issues—its muddled message about body positivity and self-acceptance, for starters— but the most common, whingingly pedantic knock on the song is that it's, um, technically slides glasses up bridge of nose mostly treble. Read more...

Records / Hundred Waters: The Moon Rang Like a Bell

You haven’t really been listening. That seems to be the message of Hundred Waters’ new album, The Moon Rang Like a Bell. That’s super pedantic on its own, but imagine that message was conveyed almost subliminally, gently like a lover whispering into your ear while you’re sleeping. Show More Summary

Reproductions: One View of Twin Cities

17 hours agoArts : Bad at Sports Blog

Fall lingers, with warm days and fiery trees, longer nights and frosty mornings. Daylight has changed, striking us at more oblique angles, lengthening shadows even at noon. I follow my shadow farther and farther from my center, looking back to where I stand, doubling, tripling, multiply exposing and bodily reproducing fall days and perspectives. The […]

Wanted: Spring Intern (2015)

The first flakes haven’t even fallen and we’ve already got our sights set on spring. Yep. It’s that time again. We’re on the hunt for our next great intern. Could it be you? (Heck yes, it could.) Before you dive into the details, take...Show More Summary

How to Build a Boat in 24 Hours

17 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

James Bowthorpe flew from the UK to New York last week to take part in The Feast, a two-day summit focused on creativity and social impact. Bowthorpe had a goal: to build a boat made from the waste of the conference, and then paddle it from Red Hook to Battery Park and back again.

The Container Store Super Fan

As a kid growing up in Dallas I can remember going to a local shop that sold boxes and bins. That seemed odd to me but not to my mom, who was the CEO of household operations at the Moore family. She wanted to make sure every room was organized and The Container Store was […] The post The Container Store Super Fan appeared first on Brains on Fire.

No Two Lit Crawls Are Exactly Alike (or, How Lindy West Rocked My World Last Night)

17 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Ask any one of the scores of people packed into the Lit Crawl afterparty at the Hugo House last night what their favorite part of the evening was, and you'd hear a different answer every time. For such a well-attended event—hundredsShow More Summary

A microbrewery is being sued by Lucasfilm over its Empire Strikes Bock beer.

17 hours agoOdd : Happy Place

"No, I am your lager." [Ed note: The author highly recommends that you read the following blog post with John Williams' "The Imperial March" as musical accompaniment.] For the past six years, the Empire Brewing Company in Syracuse, New York has offered a style of lager that it has dubbed Strikes Bock. Show More Summary

Dear Jeffco Students, Sorry if It Feels Insulting, but You're "Pawns"

After one of the meetings of the Jeffco School Board, I was driving my teenager home from school, and we heard conservative radio host Kris Cook's analysis of the meeting: Cook: "They had students saying, 'Don't censor my history,' and taking umbrage at the fact that we, correctly, labeled them as pawns, because they have been made into pawns. Show More Summary

Owned By Rent

Megan McArdle responds to Chico Harlan’s piece on rent-to-own furniture and its impact on poverty: You see this a lot in the annals of the working poor: People substitute debt for savings because it is too hard to accumulate savings in the face of demands on the money. This is especially true when your income […]

Scott Brown: 'We don't need to be experts' to deal with Ebola (we just need Mitt)

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Sen. Shaheen can't believe her ears, either. This has been a rough week for Scott Brown on the debate front. On Tuesday, he had to try to explain why he thinks ISIS is poised at the border with Mexico, ready to attack. He failed. He also brought down the house, and not in a supportive way, when he tried to claim native New Hampshire cred. Show More Summary

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