quote: "A home has many purposes, but it should primarily be a place where you can cry and run a good fever." (Lauren Slater, Lying)
1) "The Republicans, very clearly, believe that real people are idiots.": Judith Warner's The Mirrored Ceiling. (@the nytimes)
2) Writers don't want fame, they want recognition. "Writers are hidden beings. You have never met one – or, if you should ever believe you are seeing a writer, or having an argument with a writer, or listening to a talk by a writer, then you can be sure it is all a mistake.": Cynthia Ozick's Writers, Visible and Invisible. (@standpoint magazine)
3) And ANTM's Cycle 11, like the seasons themselves, begins: Rich's There will be "fieeeerccccce!"(@fourfour)
4) Kafka's time management skills -- also lacking: "When Felice wrote to him...arguing that a more rational organization of his day might be possible, he bristled.... 'The present way is the only possible one; if I can't bear it, so much the worse; but I will bear it somehow.'" : Zadie Smith's review of The Tremendous World I Have Inside my Head (@powell's books)
5) Test your knowledge of Junot Dìaz's references to "games, comics, animated series, and pop music": "Rather than teaching our incoming students to feel proud because they aren't geeks, we hit them with a geek entrance exam, inspired by our colleague Junot Diaz's The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature.": Henry Jenkin's How Big a Geek Are You?
6) Alex Carnevale does right on two very different topics (@thisrecording):
a. Lindsay and Samantha: In Which You're In her Talons Now And She's Never Letting Go.
b. Great Political Speeches: The Ten Best Political Speeches Ever.
7) Carlytron's been working on this project creatively from start to finish, and it premiered on Logo on September 4th. If you missed it, watch it here: Lady Gaga on NewNowNext Pop Lab. (@logo-online)
8) "What’s the difference between homosexuals and heterosexuals? In matters outside the bedroom, American culture and law are at last acknowledging that there is none." : Andrew Sullivan's My Big Fat Straight Wedding. (@the atlantic)
9) How the Republicans fell in love with a pregnant, unwed teenager: Lynn Harris' That Girl? (@nerve.com)
10) From Katy Perry to Tila Tequila, girl-on-girl chic is all the rage. But is Lindsay Lohan the real deal?: Sarah Horne's Girls Gone Wilde.(@radar online)
11) The Netflix rentals Slate readers just can't bring themselves to watch: John Swansburg's Regretflix (@slate.com)
12) After ten years Google had achieve a stunning presence on the world wide web. Its ambitions are even wider: Mike Harvey's Google's birthday: In search of technology's new frontiers (@times online uk)