Which Zadie Smith essay? If you've missed her remarks on the passing on DFW, that's a great one right there.
The one that’s collected in Changing My Mind. I believe she was working on it at the time of his death (it kind of doubles as a review of Brief Interviews, among other things) and then turned it into a broader overview of his life, work, etc. For the record, I don’t think it’s the only essential thing written about him (though it might be the best); I was being hyperbolic because I was grouchy because that illustration really was barftastic.
i guess i'm a goob now but this is still kinda awesome
Remember when teachers, public employees, Planned Parenthood, NPR and PBS crashed the stock market, wiped out half of our 401Ks, took trillions in TARP money, spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico, gave themselves billions in bonuses, and paid no taxes? Yeah, me neither. Reblogged from a friend. If you like, do the same
They are generation X’ers. Those kids were born in the 70’s.
They were born 1977-78. The boundaries could be debated — I’ve seen date ranges from 1977 to 1982 — but millennials are supposed to have hit early adulthood in 2000. So they’re late X’ers or…
I’m 1978; the cusp grew up with the promise of the internet and were mostly early adolescents when we first started being on LANs with BBs and stuff in our schools and then the internet proper shortly after. So what I’m trying to say is that it’s all our bad. :(
Her Marie Claire interview reveals that January Jones still has some childhood ish to work out at age 33. I haven’t read the entire thing, but nothing could possibly be more obnoxious than that quote, about how bitches are bitches because people are pretty.
Listen, January- I have a weird face…
My general defense of January Jones has to do with people confusing the actress with the character she plays. But then she has to go and say something like this.