online exec editor of @ELLEmagazine, formerly @tnr, author of Wild Romance

The Trouble With "Trying"

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Aug 24, 2015

"Some women are just so fertile they ovulate into their auras, apparently." @chloeschama has me snorting & nodding. elle.com/life-love/sex-…

Aug 24, 2015

I have been waiting for @ChloeSchama to turn her argument about the ickiness of "trying" into a column elle.com/life-love/sex-…

Amazon Employees Cried at Work. That's Good!

elle.com — Watch runway shows from the hottest fashion designers, scope the best dressed celebrities on the red carpet street style, discover the latest and greatest beauty products to maintain a healthy glow, and get a sneak peek at our celebrity cover shoots before they hit newsstands. ELLE magazine is your insider guide to fashion's most fabulous.

The Amy Winehouse Documentary Turns Tabloid Fodder Into Art

newrepublic.com — There she is! Round-cheeked, frizzy-haired, slightly buck-toothed, lollipop dangling from pouty lips, going slightly cross-eyed on the high notes-goofiness always clung to her, even when she embraced high vamp. She's singing "Happy Birthday" to one of her childhood besties, not giving a damn, but, also, giving it her all.

‘Vanishing,’ by Gerard Woodward

nytimes.com — Forget a "likable" character. Forget even mildly appealing. "Vanishing" is a book that sets out to destroy your sympathies for its narrator. This shape-shifting man is a baby and a bully, a liar and a layabout, a tease and a tormentor. He might even be a spy - unless, of course, he's just woefully, dramatically misunderstood.
Jul 01, 2015

"Forget a “likable” character. Forget even mildly appealing." @chloeschama writes as sharply as she edits. nytimes.com/2015/06/28/boo…

The Best Fiction of 2014

newrepublic.com — Miriam Toews, All My Puny Sorrows This book was an utter revelation. I found myself wondering, on nearly every page, how I could have remained ignorant of this brilliant writer for so many years. (Somewhere, my Canadian literary friends are shaking their heads in disdain.)

Never Date a Writer. You’ll End Up As Material.

Dec 11, 2014

there are bad breakups, and then there's being made into a character in your ex's novel. (See: Never date a writer) nymag.com/thecut/2014/12…

Dec 11, 2014

RT @thisisjendoll: there are bad breakups, and then there's being made into a character in your ex's novel. (See: Never date a writer) nymag.com/thecut/2014/12…

Dec 11, 2014

"I tried to keep my questions from seeming...too similar to objections the character would have voiced herself." nymag.com/thecut/2014/12…

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List of 20 Terrifying Non Horror Books

newrepublic.com — You're Convinced You'll Never Find Anyone Who Will Really Love You The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton: Lily Bart thinks it's beneath her to marry the man she truly cares about, Lawrence Selden. From then on, every decision she makes only leads her further away from happiness.

Oscar de La Renta, Fashion Icon, Dies at 82

newrepublic.com — When I was in my late teens, I went to the Dominican Republic, but when I think of the places that I've travelled in the Caribbean, it doesn't come to mind. Because, when I visited, it was as though I stayed on an island within an island.

How E.B. White Wove Charlotte’s Web

smithsonianmag.com — A new book explores how the author of the beloved children's book was inspired by his love for nature and animals smithsonian.com Not long before E.B. White started writing his classic children's story Charlotte's Web about a spider called Charlotte and a pig named Wilbur, he had a porcine encounter that seems to have deeply affected him.
Jul 11, 2014

RT @SmithsonianMag: Happy Birthday, E. B. White! How the beloved author was inspired by his love for nature and animals smithmag.co/xrKcet

Richard Linklater's Boyhood is a Stunning Experiment

newrepublic.com — When Richard Linklater was a teenager, he once crammed into a car with his friends and, searching for something to do, drove 138 miles without ever leaving town. This circular nocturnal journey-recounted in a recent profile in The New Yorker, and the seed for Linklater's Dazed and Confused-evokes a familiar teenage anxiety: something fantastic is going on around the next corner, if only you can find it.
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Aug 27, 2015

The New American Dream: Have Fun and Get Rich Trying elle.com/culture/movies… via @ElleMagazine

Aug 27, 2015

I have to say, Kim Kardashian on her pregnant style is pretty interesting … elle.com/culture/celebr…

Aug 27, 2015

love this story about Joan Didion, the internet and smart girls v cool girls: elle.com/fashion/a29826…

Aug 26, 2015

RT @rgay: Here is an essay in the current issue of @ELLEmagazine about a breakup that was good for me elle.com/life-love/sex-…


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