"There are things in there I made up, but which people have assumed are historical exemplars. But I never said The Miniaturist was anything else except a novel."
I don't want to play Sexual Harassment: The Game. I'm already playing it in real life.
soap opera
Soap Opera Digest won’t interview me about my four lines on GH, so I must interview myself.
joan rivers
One time she called me through tears about her three-legged rescue dog who had just passed. Soon after, she asked me to write her some dead dog jokes.
joan rivers
bill hader
makeover shows
I didn't assume that a makeover show would be an enlightening journey of intellectual pursuits, but it didn't have to be this bad.
stuart murdoch
Stuart Murdoch was nice enough to call me up (on his birthday!) and chat about "Girls," "Jesus Christ Superstar," and (of course) his exciting new film.
There had to be room on this list for hatred of individual men who done you wrong, especially when combined with destruction of personal property.

Aug 26, 2014 at 10:00am | 359 comments

At 15, I'd only touched the tip of the heartbreak iceberg. But if I could blast Liz Phair in my bedroom -- and learn how to swear with her emphatic nonchalance -- I might be OK.
my so-called life
I can’t get through a single episode without crying, welling up from the opening credits though each scene, emotions coming in waves off a collectively unconscious teenage ocean.
cultural appropriation
With so many popular, dynamic, and varied young female artists jumping at the chance to capitalize on cultures that are fundamentally not their own, it’s getting increasingly difficult to shrug this trend off.
the good men project
The new family-friendly Scooby Doo movie, “Frankencreepy,” curses Daphne by making her fat. What kind of message does that send to our kids?
I do sometimes wish I could revert back to my blissful state of ignorance that allowed me to enjoy whatever entertainment I sought out, without minding if it was problematic or not.

Aug 20, 2014 at 5:00pm | 127 comments

80s movies
Can I just say how amazing of a childhood those of us who grew up in the ‘80s and ‘90s had? We somehow managed to imbibe media and still spend a decent amount of time outdoors. How did this happen? Well, because movies used to teach us shit.
Instead of just hot must-reads from recent years, this list is comprised of truly life-changing and genre-changing texts.
In the end, it’s still a movie about a white person killing a bunch of Asian people.
"I’m doing this terrible thing, plotting these horrible deaths by day and promoting this sweet, sweet series by night."
I want to hear all about your most recent "can't-put-it-down" page turner, please.
Why isn’t the rest of the world tired of this guy who should go to therapy instead of crouching on rooftops and brooding in shadows?
For so many people in my generation, the song was the first time we took notice of many of those iconic names.
norm macdonald
It was the night of Norm Macdonald's "Letterman" debut when Robin Williams introduced himself to the young comic.