Amazing Is What Spreads

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Spotted this on Seth Godin’s blog. AMEN, BROTHER. “Sometimes, we’re so focused on being consistent that we also lower the bar on amazing. After all, the thinking goes, if we can’t be amazing all the time, better to reset the expectation to merely good. Which robs us of the ability to (sometimes) be amazing. But […]

Three Things A Woman Can Make Out of Anything

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Years ago there was a fantastic vintage clothing shop in the Garment District called Late Bloomers. The location was bizarre, the selection was amazing; naturally, it closed. While cleaning out our basement yesterday, I discovered Late Bloomers’ business card which has this fabulous quote (in a quaint misogynist way) from the dashing actor John Barrymore: […]

Leftover Women

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

  In China, women who are not married by age 30 are labeled “leftovers.” I first read about this in Evan Osnos’s New Yorker piece about a Chinese dating site. There the phrase was just casually rolled into a sentence sandwich, but it really stuck in my teeth. These cast off women are usually highly […]

The Complete History of Cats in Fashion*

Monday, February 13th, 2012

*That’s a lie. But this is my super-superficial, much-abridged, selective trend timeline of felines influencing fashion. For all of our sakes, I’ve omitted Spumoni brand cat sweatshirts, though they (and Garfield) were a big factor in the ’80s. Follow the arrows and the jump.

Unknowable Brains

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Ever think about how brains are like jellyfish floating in our faces? I do.