I like Tao Lin and I like Gawker. So when the blog called the writer the single most irritating person they ever had to deal with, I felt torn. But that is all in the past, Tao has been published on the site, and everything is finally okay in my world.
Manhattan to be Renamed NYUland
My question is: who has the best title for the story? Gawker or L Magazine
Miss You, Gawker Circa June 2009
Gawker republishing Jeff Wise’s rip on Malcom Gladwell in December of 2009 makes me miss the glory days of making fun of the guy. Let’s bring it back!
A Kaddish for Jewish Zines
By Jason Diamond Gawker’s proclamation of the “Heeb Magazine Deathwatch” got me thinking again about “radical Jewish culture”, but this time in terms of it’s short life, possible death, and whether the tag really means anything other than getting donors to contribute to off-kilter non-profits. Of course, I find that there have been valiant attempts to get the old gears of Jewish thought turning again. From what I can gather, John Zorn coined the phrase with his marvelous Tzadik label, […]
Bites: Chabon Interviewed, Granta Changes, Literary Doppelgangers, Grand Theft Auto & Inherent Similarities, Anderson to adapt Dahl, Real Chocolate, and more
Michael Chabon is interviewed at Jacket Copy on fatherhood and the writing process: “I think in a way, that’s sort of what you’re engaged in doing as a writer, too. You come into this inheritance of things that have been done and the ways in which they have been done, and people who influence you sort of pass along what they think is important, and what they think you need to know how to do. But over time you begin […]