Ramble on Rose: I know they're symbols of... →
Today I’m wearing a pair of Spanx-brand high-waisted tights (“high-waisted” being industry parlance for “hiked up to your boobs unless you sit down in which case they will roll down to below your stomach when you least expect it,” but that’s a topic for another day) and I just realized that I had… KatieBakes, with the Denticle aside of the day. Also, Tumblr is truncating reblogs now?...
There's a Hole in the Bucket
Ah, the excitement of living on the top floor! My windows leak. Or rather, because of a problem with the area where the roof meets the walls of the apartment building, when it rains hard, water seeps through the top of the wood above the windowsills. The solution, I found, especially when there are multiple leaks per window, is to tape a big ol’ garbage bag to the window and use it to...
Mercedes Bunz, Digital Media Reporter →
(via seedz) Bunz of Steel?
While wearing a suit yesterday...
I learned that “touch points” are not just for waking up your iPhone. This goes with my previous wisdom, specifically that any word I once knew as a noun is now fair game to be used as a verb.
"The broadest honey trap in intelligence history... →
(via natashavc) My favorite part is that their haircuts gave them away. Grooming, a more important part of spycraft than you’d imagine.
Senator Al Franken, who had blown up at Axelrod after Obama held a televised...– NYT
Alex Doin' Work →
What could be more embarrassing for a party trying to change its elitist image...– NYT
Visitors to the restaurant are ushered into an air-conditioned, flood-lit hall...– Slate on North Korean-themed restaurants (operated by the North Koreans) in Southeast Asia.
Oh wait, you want to be a writer? As a job? Are you insane? You may be a good...– Ken Layne on the writing life.
The tough life of a points slut…– A frequent flier summing up his hotel conundrum. At what point do you do the illogical? - One Mile at a Time (via heyitsnoah)
Speaking of sex and handcuffs: How come Sideways Sawyer gets to bone a suspect...– GQ
That was fast...
Here’s the update on all those fired staffers—who can now freelance! After carefully assessing the economics of the staff reporter model, we’ve migrated from a staff reviewer model to a freelance model. The caveat is that the people eligible to be freelance reviewers for Oyster is limited to those who have reviewed for us in the past; we require that all reviewers review at...
Gag Economy? Frig Economy?
Though it wasn’t wholly unexpected, I was sad to see that Oyster bit the dust today. (Having no editorial team is as good as dead to me). Other freelancers might shrug and say that travel is a weird part of the media sphere, but they’re the ones that should take heed. See, weird as travel writing may be, it’s the figurative canary in the coal mine as the most service-y and...
Out of reading material
choire: I need new scifi book recommendations please. (Ebook availability way preferable.) What’s new, what’s happening, what’s not post-cyberpunk or too futureshock, what’s actually good?? Girlfriend who works in the biz suggests Maze Runner instead of Hunger Games. Teen boys with memory loss placed in a human-sized maze! In other book related/Kindle news, The Big Short was SOLD OUT at...
Gawker is aggregating what I listen to in the... →
No restaurant PR has ever made a positive difference to any restaurant in the...– AA GIll can make a lot of sense when he’s not eating a baboon or calling David Chang an Oriental.
Ben Leventhal, a prominent blogger in attendance, remembers loving Lee’s Logan...– Look, everything that’s wrong with food media in one paragraph!
At first glance, San Francisco would seem to be precisely the wrong place to do...– I knew I liked San Francisco for a reason.
The perfect omelet must not have wrinkles, and it must have the consistency of,...– GQ
SOUND LEVEL What happens at Strip House stays at... →
Jamaica may have claim to one unusual historical chapter: Jewish pirates. Among...– WSJ. Also: Arr vey!
Stepping out with the Exile crowd meant invitations to the newest restaurants...– Diggin’ on this profile of the Exile in Vanity Fair. Think, a zine in Prague during the 90s that wished it could be the Exile was one of the reasons I became a writer. Now the dream of being an ex-pat publisher is like, super-duper dead. Also I miss how important it was to read the Herald...
Press Release FTW of the Day
In a constantly changing world, with global economies ever rising and falling, [Redacted] is an indispensable resource for anyone planning to travel—anywhere. He is the most current, and the most informed travel advisor of his generation.
To continue, and answer Juliana’s question on farewell posts and what Emily Post would have said about them, let’s start with: 1. You get one 2. Thank the people who hired you 3. Say something reflective about your time at the job that’s a bit funny and a bit maudlin, like an episode of Sports Night. 4. Keep it classy. 5. Keep it short. That’s all it takes. Perhaps my...