The new Jenny Lewis record is really great and you should go listen to “The New You” and “Latebloomer” and “Head Underwater” right away. It is probably her best and I even like it more than I liked Upside Down Mountain.

Also, with St. Vincent and SVE and Transgender Dysphoria Blues and new Spoon and TV On The Radio coming soon, 2014 is kind of a banner year for music, right? I mean, wow!

walkingwithdragons:

Christians call The Bible “the greatest story ever told” almost as if they’ve never heard John Mulaney’s Salt and Pepper Diner

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Anonymous asked:

Yo you sound like you've been drinking heavily from the metaphorical kool aid man, and this is really just my opinion but there's not word one you're going to be saying that hasn't been said better and with less inflammatory language. Maybe just back off of this train of thought for now. Better men and women than you have been figuratively crucified for this kind of shit.

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I got this message during some feminism debate or another but lets pretend it’s about my stance against fingerless gloves. 

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Anonymous asked:

how do you feel about fingerless gloves

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All hype and no hustle! Every few winters I stupidly buy fingerless gloves, thinking they’ll bring function to comfort, but then they never deliver. They make my fingers cold and my hands itchy and I’m back to regular gloves within a week. We need to stop deluding ourselves into thinking this is ever going to work. 

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Anonymous asked:

so your whole read/watch every book/movie twice thing, how does that work? do you do it as soon as possible or just like whenever you get around to it? are there exceptions? are there any general but not official rules?

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It’s not really my thing—it was my AP English teacher Jan Brewitt who originally made us read everything twice. And I’m pretty sure that the good people over at the /Filmcast have advocated for immediate, or close to immediate, re-viewing of movies.

But it is something I do from time to time, either to unlock difficult material or just notice things I didn’t or wouldn’t have time to notice the first time around. 

There are no particular rules, nor are there particular films or books you should do it with. You can learn a lot about storytelling or the technical nuts and bolts of a craft even by closely examining the low-hanging stuff. I mean, I just watched The Internship, and while I’m pretty sure I got everything out of it from one viewing, maybe I’m wrong! Maybe there are secrets yet undiscovered. What is Rose Byrne really hiding behind those glasses?

I would say that when you are starting out, you should pick shorter material, and it should be something you like. That makes the prospect of going through it twice a lot easier. And it should be something fairly rich, so that your second-time eyes have a lot to grab on to. You have to train them to find those footholds. 

Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s — “As Tall As Cliffs”

  • Christy: What's "Eat Pray Love" about other than rape?
  • Zac: What? It's like a non-fiction account of...Elizabeth Gilbert went to India and ate and prayed and loved.
  • Christy: It's not about rape?
  • Zac: No, it's... She's like a New York Times writer or
  • Christy: Oh! The Lovely Bones!
  • Zac: Yes, that one is about rape and murder.

A video about science! Kind of!

The Voyager, Jenny Lewis’s new record, is streaming at NPR in full. YOU ARE SO VERY WELCOME.