This American Life →
Peter Hessler is the stealthest MacArthur Genius that ever lived. I loved this story.
Don't believe in modern love... →
This line made me nearly lose my diet coke via my nostrils: “People always swear you only meet someone when you least expect it, which is not entirely true because you least expect it when you’re dead asleep and, personally, I’ve never been rustled out of bed by a stranger who became my new girlfriend” Viva La Joe Berkowitz.
Mindy Kaling is having a Moment →
“Art Gallery Woman: “Dust off the Warhol. You know, that Campbell’s Soup one in the crazy color! We have an important buyer coming into town, and this is a really big deal for my career. I have no time for this!”
It might have been otherwise.
Otherwise by Jane Kenyon I got out of bed on two strong legs. It might have been otherwise. I ate cereal, sweet milk, ripe, flawless peach. It might have been otherwise. I took the dog uphill to the birchwood. All morning I did the work I love. At noon I lay down with my mate. It might have been otherwise. We ate dinner together at a table with silver candlesticks. It might ...
Larry is Always Right. →
The world spins. We stumble on. It is enough. →
- Colum McCann, Let the Great World Spin
a story that is longer than all of us and few of...
Prayer for the Dead by Stuart Kestenbaum The light snow started late last night and continued all night long while I slept and could hear it occasionally enter my sleep, where I dreamed my brother was alive again and possessing the beauty of youth, aware that he would be leaving again shortly and that is the lesson of the snow falling and of the seeds of death that are in...
…but the sight of the names themselves, inscribed in bronze, linked...– The New Yorker’s story from a few weeks back about how they grouped the names etched in the 9/11 memorial.