Maura Johnston
maura
3/2/18
2:55 PM
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as a person who spends a lot of her life on the internet and also reading / texting / instant messaging, i often worry about being mocked for incorrectly pronouncing words that i’ve never encountered in the wild. good to know that my fears aren’t completely unfounded.

2/15/18
10:21 AM
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Taylor Swift’s pitchiness does not make Lefsetz less of a sexist jerk. But thanks for muddying the waters there.

2/1/18
8:42 AM
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She is the freaking worst. And a shining example of how editors rely too heavily on their social circles to find writers to boot.

2/1/18
8:25 AM
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I wonder when Cathy Young was last on a college campus to explore its culture, and not just to hoover up College Republican money. I would bet that she, and most other people who are pearl-clutching about “campus culture,” don’t really know what they’re talking about, and just want to lightly demonize institutions of Read more

2/1/18
8:24 AM
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“The left tends to get excused more often, though, because they err on the side of protecting human dignity while the right errs on the side of letting people be assholes to other people.”

Thank you for summing this up succinctly. Read more

12/25/16
1:36 PM
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The lengthy “you can do it if you try these things!!!” responses further down the thread manage to accomplish the neat trick of missing this essay’s point and underlining and bolding why it needed to be written. Read more

8/7/15
3:10 PM
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“Champions” is I believe used by Marriott in a bunch of its hotels — there is (was?) one affixed to the Marriott in Center City Philadelphia as well.

4/2/15
3:07 PM
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Not to burst your bubble, but Trent Reznor's business savvy is exactly why he's been so involved in the paid streaming service that Apple is launching. Did you not read about the way his experiments with Saul Williams worked out — or, rather, didn't? Read more

4/2/15
3:00 PM
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Not to burst your bubble, but Trent Reznor's business savvy is exactly why he's been so involved in the paid streaming service that Apple is launching. Did you not read about the way his experiments with Saul Williams worked out — or, rather, didn't? Read more

9/25/14
3:17 PM
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Merkerson and Hennessy were specifically brought in because NBC thought Law & Order was lacking in female characters. That was talked about in the press when it happened.