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Like a proud mother…

In Friends I Love, new media on January 26, 2008 at 10:43 pm

…I’d like to point you in the direction of The Cynics’ Party.

Greg Wasserstrom is a radi-cool friend o’ mine from my ol’ days in COLLEGE. He’s one of my head editors over at Culture Warrior [even though I’m a shirking blogger! I promise, this will change! It’s all part of my renewed interest in being a proud member of the creative underclass!]  and within the past year has seen enormous success with his photogs, and his brief [and ultimately fatal] stint at Wonkette. If you are a religious Gawker Media devotee like me, than you are aware of the Massive, Disturbing Changes this Public Empire has been undergoing, and so it seems that it’s continually disturbing as Wonkette’s Ken Layne has made the decision to get rid of his two most talented writers, amongst others. DOUCHEBAG! But, Gregory Prevails and is charging on with the wonderful Megan Carpentier and I totally feel like a proud, overbearing Jewish mother in the wake of his new endeavors. [While you’re at it, check out my blogroll? I’m just so proud of my friends and their ideas and I want to make the gods of blogging, e.g. Emily Gould, proud of the ‘blogosphere’ -ack?- again.]

Celebrate New Media! Do it for Jürgen!


‘Fashion is ephemeral, dangerous, and unfair.’

In fashion, movies on January 14, 2008 at 1:45 am

Lucky moi! In a divinely sanctioned moment, the MFA decided to show Lagerfeld Confidential, which I’ve coveted viewing since, oh, only October. I’ve fixated on Karl for a long time only because he is the Dandiest of Dandies [this 2K5 Slate article addresses Karl’s concerns with “the plight of the dandy in modern society”. Since then, I’ve been smitten]. To be honest, Marconi’s documentary wasn’t especially illuminating [how exactly does one illuminate such an icon? I don’t think anyone fully can], but it had a] a bangin’ soundtrack b] shots of Karl WITHOUT his sunglasses!! [GASP!] and c] an aesthetically pleasing, home movie-style glimpse into Karl’s world [which includes an obscene amount of i) clothing and ii) books. No wonder I adore the man].

Regardless of whether You-the-Viewer gain any specific insight into Karl’s world, it is filled with the Lag-meister’s witty one-liners [you’ll chuckle at the bathroom sign stating, ‘Pissing everywhere is not very Chanel’] and reiterates his fascinating commitment to putting his past, his roots behind him at all possible costs, frequently referring to his important friendships as having a Sword of Damocles hanging over them at all times [who doesn’t love a good Sword of Damocles reference??!?]

Might I recommend that you view it at your earliest convenience? Of course I might!!

[For another look at the man, the myth, the legend, check out the New Yorker’s profile from last March if you haven’t already. Since it’s more verbose than the film, it may provide some insights for You-the-Reader that Marconi does not.]

Oh, famiglia. welcome to Cambridge. It is currently 11° F.

In Uncategorized on January 3, 2008 at 5:05 am


Originally uploaded by Annie Rebekah

New Year’s Resolve

In Uncategorized on January 2, 2008 at 11:00 pm

Oh, I think the New Year thing is So Stupid. My Cousin complained the other day about how ‘shouldn’t it be in August?’ and ‘who the fuck decided that? Probably the Romans’. This is before we ended up having a really, really fun New Year’s Eve [complete with wandering around Roxbury at 2 am searching hopelessly for a cab. Next time you are wandering around this part of town late at night and opt not to accept rides from strangers- don’t worry, we didn’t either!- hopefully a Green Cab will come beeping to your rescue and deliver you back to your ‘hood, which, incidentally, is always chock full of cabs.] Anyway, Allison and I had our usual breakfast at Twin Donuts [which, sidenote, is my FAVORITE CHEAPEST PLACE.] and while we were trying to ignore the massive hangover crowd [their loyalties are surely not like ours.] we made a list of things we are going to resolve to do. I like to make various resolutions throughout the year rather than focus on early January [because everyone is a little bitch in January anyway. If you live in a wintry climate, that is], mostly because in spite of my enormous ego I am always self-deprecating enough to think of something about me to fix [e.g. quitting smoking, losing my beer-belly, buying more shoes…], but Allison and I made a comprehensive enough list to share [and no, haters, ‘date someone who does not feel threatened or emasculated by you’ is not on it]:

  •  Eat less Chinese food [sorry, Lucky Wah]
  • After Sunday lunches at Punjab Palace, overcome food coma enough to actually go grocery shopping.
  • Hydrate more when drinking, and in general
  • Try to quit smoking, or draw up a plan for quitting
  • Find a doctor
  • Save money [from quitting smoking] for international travel
  • Read more books
  • Write poetry [Allison’s]; Write prose/blogs [Annie’s]. Establish Writing Days.
  • Befriend more girls [Annie].
  • Apply for grad programs [Annie].