Relaxed parenting advice from a wound-up magazine... →
I wouldn’t raise my kid solely based on the libertarian, contrarian, who-know-whatian attitudus published by The Atlantic; still, I found this an interesting read.
The challenges of writing movies and TV in 2011 →
I think I agree? Some interesting, if tenuous, ideas here.
Books + Prizes + Lists = Heaven →
Bad Boy Books →
My favorite part: “And then there is Hilary Winston…who insists that Casey, the cloying girlfriend in “The Average American Male,” is based on her. (Like Ms. Winston once did, Casey takes comedy classes at The Groundlings and struggles with her weight.)” later: “…Ms. Winston, a writer for the television series “Community”… So maybe describing her as...
Singer/songwriter Dan Wilson loves baseball and... →
Just like me! (He’s also an optimist: unlike me.)
More bookish navel-gazing →
With an international flair!
The rebound of big finance blows my mind →
I know we live in a “short-attention-span society” with an endless “24-hour news cycle” but STILL…!!! GROSS.
The interesting (legally complex!) underbelly of... →
A wonderful takedown of a heinous book →
Maybe there’s something wrong with me, but there’s hardly anything I like more than a rock-solid PAN.
Another (un?)happy AOL marriage →
Seems like these things never work out for poor AOL. Ah, for the days of dial-up…
Crowd-sourcing funding for your art and/or your... →
The power of many…
Speculation on the future of publishing is my... →
…and this piece delivers. What it doesn’t deliver is answers. But nobody’s got those. Anyway, I don’t know really anything about “Arcade Sunshine Media” other than that they are “a boutique multimedia publishing and production company specializing in storytelling for mobile devices,” but…enjoy!
"art is not the same thing as cerebration" -... →
“”The bestseller list, from day one, has always represented a reliable mixture of the good and the bad, of quality and trash.” - Michael Korda, former Simon & Schuster editor in chief.
See tomorrow's baseball stars today →
The MLB draft turned me onto this site, which is enormously fun for poking around. The depth and expertise on display here is why the internet is just plain great.
Bubble! BUBBLE!!! →
I am not a genius or even a businessman. But you can ask my (impartial) wife: I have been saying this forever.
Let the anticipatory Bon Iver countdown officially... →
Plus, he’s dating KATHLEEN EDWARDS?!?! This is like suddenly finding out that your two best friends have gotten together!
If it looks like a bubble, and smells like a... →
“With less-than-ideal financials under generally accepted accounting principles, Groupon is trumpeting a nonstandard metric that excludes marketing and acquisition costs. On that basis, it reported $60.6 million in operating income last year and $81.6 million in the first quarter this year. To some, the use of such nonstandard measures harks back to the days of the technology boom in...
Now THIS is a much more interesting piece on... →
Is it a sustainable employment model? Absolutely, so long as people keep moving here after college to take improv classes (like I did). Is it a sustainable BUSINESS? The most interesting question of all.
tamaratumbls: (via David Brooks: The social animal | Video on TED.com)
Jokeless Comedies: the perfect name for something... →
It’s a little reactionary, but an overall excellent, important piece.
The Groupon Voice →
No offense to my many many friends who work for Groupon, but if ever there was an overblown media concoction, it is THE GROUPON VOICE. The idea that “Groupon’s Fate Hinges on Words” is the stupidest idea ever printed. Groupon’s fate hinges on getting good deals that interest people. Groupon’s words become less and less important by the second. After my MOM told me...