Yep. Make sure you know who you’re fucking with. In my past life, I coached college sports at some pretty big schools. Once I was at a major recruiting tournament, and I got my seat early at the court I wanted to watch for the next couple of games. A few minutes before the game started, a father of one of the players… Read more
I actually just went looking for some examples of the old search results layout vs. the new to use as examples when I teach my students about visual hierarchies of information. My first impression of the new results is that they’re a cluttered mess that abandons all of what we know about the logic of information… Read more
Homeland is such a good example. The creators’ original plan was was for Brody to die in season 1, but they caved to pressure from the studios to keep a popular character around. That one decision dragged down the series for three whole seasons. Think of how interesting the show might have been in they let Brody… Read more
I wish it were wildly outdated. But I work with college kids and we talk about consent and rape in a couple of the courses I teach, and by and large the guys have a very simplistic view of rape and rapists. We’ve not evolved as much as a culture as we think we have. Many of the guys still aren’t grappling with the… Read more
I enjoyed but didn’t love it (I haven’t read the comics either, and I found that a real challenge at times). That said, I’m hugely in favor of more writers/directors taking Lindelof’s approach here. Tell one story. Do it right. Then let it go. The Brits understand this better than Americans do. They’re way more… Read more
I would accept that if felon didn’t explicitly mean that someone had been convicted of a crime. You’re not a felon until you’ve been convicted, and very few rapists ever see a courtroom (or an interrogation room), let alone a conviction. (The question, obviously, misuses “felon” as well, unless all three suspects have… Read more
I may be going out on a limb here, but if you have frequent lady guests, their needs are going to be somewhat similar to any other guest you might have. So why don’t we just consider women actual people who might need actual people things? If that’s the rubric, the contents of a “lady drawer” become pretty basic. Let’s… Read more
Bidet all the way!
Agreed about season 2's pacing issues: it had higher highs and lower lows than season 1, and was overall uneven. But I thought by the end a lot of the work the plot did with the character of Bill Tench paid off. I liked when the show focuses on him—he became more interesting in season 2 than Holden Ford. The end of… Read more
Stacey, can I humbly request you share your potato corn chowder recipe. It’s all I’ve been able to think about all day since I read this post. Most gratefully, Thundercats.
Same here. I live about 30 minutes away, and over the years I’ve eaten at 3 out of the 4 Barberton Chicken places. It’s...fine. Occasionally I or a friend will get a craving and we’ll go. Personally, I think the chicken folks adhere to the “absolutely no seasoning” rule at their peril. The lard frying produces an… Read more
Amen. This is an issue, too, for sure. At the place I lived last year, Panera was one of the only options for getting something reasonably fresh and made of real food. But since I’ve moved, my options have gotten way better and Panera has fallen off my list of go-to places. Why pay $13+ for a sandwich and drink when… Read more
I don’t get what people find so inexplicable about Corey Booker and Rosario Dawson. They’re both attractive and successful in their respective fields. He’s very smart and, while I don’t know much about Dawson, she seems to have a good head on her shoulders, too. They seem to have good chemistry and they share the same… Read more
I’m sure that a loss or reorientation of voice/sytle is part and parcel of a huge transition like he’s undergone, but I still sense it nonetheless. How could you emerge from a transition without some changes. I’m sure it’s terribly complicated, but you’re right when you say that it seems distant now. Read more