In these times when it is critically important to know who we’re tweeting at and who’s tweeting at us, the blue verification check next to your Twitter handle will make a substantive difference to your online existence. Which, during these times, is more important that your real life.
Month: April 2020
10 Reasons to Hate the Ampersand
The ampersand is the Bob Benson of punctuation. It tries too hard by half to please. “Look at me! I’m here,” it screams from the page. I see you, ampersand. Just go away.
My Proust Questionnaire
Your favorite qualities in a man: Compassion, tenderness, and forgiveness. Your favorite qualities in a woman: Empathy, toughness, and short memory.
LuLu Lunches with Oscar
Oscar Templeton and Lucinda Featherstone, who was known widely as LuLu, ate lunch at this ancient restaurant on Wisconsin Avenue because they were sure that no one they knew would see them.
My Declaration of Independence from the Word “Your”
For far too long, the word “your” has been widely used by figures in authority to unfairly establish and maintain hegemony of one person over another.
11 Reasons Why Richard and Emily are the Stars of “Gilmore Girls”
A few years removed from focusing on Rory Gilmore as the touchstone of the show, I have settled on the belief that the real heroes of the show are the characters of the musty, crusty, waspy grandparents, Emily and Richard Gilmore.
Martin had found the photograph three years ago, while he was going through divorce. Though the photograph was yellowed with age and blurry, he could still discern his features and those of the two women. They had met on the beach in Naama Bay on the Sinai Peninsula in 1980.