I have a tremendous amount of respect for Tobias Wolff, but, really? Why not? That piece would likely see more readership online at the Daily Beast than it would in print Newsweek (not an indictment of print; the Web is simply wider venue).
Audience aside, why would you give less effort for something that’s going to have your name on it just because it appears on what you consider to be an inferior medium?(via markcoatney)
This is an interesting question. I know my whole emotional reaction to print v. web has done a 180 over the last year and a half. Now if something I write for print isn’t also online it feels as if it didn’t happen. But this is clearly a generational, even microgenerational reaction (5 years between the start of writing careers makes a difference). Will it take someone like Tobias Wolff longer to reach this point, or never?
Vera Neumann, Spice Jars dishtowel (via Ship + Key)
[F]or the past few months, I have found another outlet, and other eyes on Twitter. There a lively thrifting community lives, states and a continent away, Twitpicking and Flickring each other images of glasses and scarves, posters and tea kettles for instant reads. Zeisel or junk? Rand or dog-eared summer house paperback? I don’t know any of these people, but they seem to be the new connoisseurs, picking through the Goodwills and estate sales, collecting for themselves, for each other (everyone has a particular designer passion) and for their Etsy stores.
There’s a dormant site with the Tumblr URL I need, and Tumblr Support says they do not put people in touch with Tumblr users. If anyone has been in this situation and has a suggestion, please leave it in comments. Thanks!
…is Roseanne Barr’s NY Magazine piece. It is everything you loved about “Roseanne,” one of my top-five shows of all time, but with a FUCK THE PATRIARCHY angle which will send you into gleeful bursts of rage on her behalf. And yours.
Also: this awesome portrait by Robert Maxwell makes me think Roseanne should be doing Shakespeare, not reality TV.