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Maggie Nelson Should Explain Everything to Everyone

sorrytelevision.wordpress.com — Sometimes-often, if you're lucky-you'll read a book you want to share with the world, the kind of book whose praises you sing to family, friends and coworkers. The kind of book you gift so indiscriminately at Christmas-"and YOU get a copy! and YOU get a copy!"-that loved ones are convinced you must be making a cut of the...
Aug 12, 2015

I want to make laminated cards of everything Maggie Nelson writes to pass out to ignorant people. bit.ly/1DL3g9K

E.L. James Human Centipedes Herself With Grey

sorrytelevision.wordpress.com — Oh how I missed Christian Grey. His stoic intensity, his impeccable suit collection, his way with small words. His twisted cliche of a past and complacent cliche of a future. His contempt for normal relationships and yet powerlessness in the face of the most boring woman on earth. His playroom.
Jun 25, 2015

No one could accuse E.L. James of having used the last four years to learn how to write. bit.ly/1KeWRoR

Jun 25, 2015

E L James human centipedes herself with Grey, the Fifty Shades re-telling you knew you never needed. bit.ly/1KeWRoR

Jun 26, 2015

At long last, E L James' Grey answers the question, "But what did Christian's penis think?" bit.ly/1KeWRoR pic.twitter.com/BLnJ7kRCEy

My Weekend With Charles Manson

sorrytelevision.wordpress.com — Guys, there are a lot of things I recommend you do in this lifetime-go on a road trip, skydive, eat more than 1,500 calories in a single sitting-but reading the 675-page Helter Skelter in a mere four days is not one of them. That shit will fuck with your head.
Jun 09, 2015

RIP Vincent Bugliosi. Helter Skelter was a damn fine book. bit.ly/1duuy7Q

Chris Harrison’s The Perfect Letter Is a Festival of Cliches

sorrytelevision.wordpress.com — I suppose it's not surprising that someone let Chris Harrison write a book. The diminutive all-American host of The Bachelor and Bachelorette has participated in some 29 seasons of televised romantic Hunger Games, during which time he's perfected the art of soberly watching men and women choose their future fiancees via a series of melodramatic flower...
May 18, 2015

Just a reminder that Chris Harrison's book comes out today and it is terrible. bit.ly/1JtwuKg

May 18, 2015

#TheBachelorette's Chris Harrison wrote a romance novel and it's ...something. bit.ly/1JtwuKg

Megan Daum Might Be The Lovechild of Fran Lebowitz And Nora Ephron

sorrytelevision.wordpress.com — Sometimes I discover writers whose brains I'd love to poke around in, whose ideas are either so different from mine or so inherently unique that to read something of theirs is like tiptoeing into another universe. If I had to be honest, I'd say these are the authors to whom I generally gravitate-my love of reading...

J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy: Accio excitement?

sorrytelevision.wordpress.com — As book titles go, The Casual Vacancy is pretty appropriate. Not only because a casual vacancy -- a seat on a local city council made suddenly available by the unexpected death of its holder -- is the circumstance around which J.K. Rowling's latest novel revolves, but also because somehow this particular turn of phrase seems...

Put Down Your McNuggets And Read The Meat Racket

sorrytelevision.wordpress.com — On the long list of careers at which I know I would fail miserably, farmer is near the top, right next to schoolteacher, personal trainer and anything involving dead bodies. Farming requires more than an extraordinary work ethic, a high tolerance for early-morning hours and physical exertion, and a certain resilience when it comes to the...
Apr 28, 2015

Reasons to side-eye Tyson have less to do with antibiotics and more to do with how they treat farmers bit.ly/1zlhCLV

You Know What’s Punk Rock About Marriage?

sorrytelevision.wordpress.com — It would be almost be worth my (hypothetical) husband having an affair-maybe worth going through life with a name reminiscent of both "awful" and "offal"-if it meant I could go on to write a book as spectacular as Jenny Offill's Dept. of Speculation. A slim treatise on the maturation of a marriage, DOS is so compact as...
Apr 09, 2015

"You know what's punk rock about marriage? All the puke and shit and piss." bit.ly/1D0i1Bu

'Backstreet Boys - Show 'Em What You're Made Of': An affectionate look at five middle-aged men

independent.co.uk — Since their first single 20 years ago, the Backstreet Boys - AJ McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell - have recorded a dozen albums and sold more than 130 million of them worldwide. They've packed amphitheatres, broken records and danced shirtless in fake rain.

Backstreets Boys to Men

newsweek.com — It's 10 minutes before I'm going to Skype with the Backstreet Boys, and my 29-year-old self is anxiously pondering a dilemma my 10-year-old self - a BSB superfan - couldn't possibly have imagined: Which wall of my tiny, cluttered New York City apartment do I feel most comfortable letting one of the most successful boy bands in history look at over my shoulder?
Jan 30, 2015

By proxy, it's like I just interviewed New Kids on the Block. Living vicariously through @KiraBind today... newsweek.com/backstreets-bo…

Jan 30, 2015

The @backstreetboys have a documentary and I talked to them about it and my life is complete. bit.ly/1BzDA8p pic.twitter.com/p7t3RudshY

Jan 30, 2015

RT @KiraBind: The @backstreetboys have a documentary and I talked to them about it and my life is complete. bit.ly/1BzDA8p pic.twitter.com/p7t3RudshY

Jan 30, 2015

RT @Newsweek: .@KiraBind skypes @backstreetboys as they head to silver screen in "Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of" — bit.ly/1wIKFRd

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Sep 04, 2015

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Sep 03, 2015

RT @Newsweek: Scientists identify TNT-resistant plants that could clean polluted land of the explosive bit.ly/1JR7FnO pic.twitter.com/lwEO0Oj2Cr

Sep 03, 2015

Humans have cut down 46 percent of the world’s trees since the advent of civilization. bit.ly/1POrktc

Sep 03, 2015

Chinese film regulators have approved screenings of a movie featuring a gay relationship for the first time. bit.ly/1POq9tJ

Sep 03, 2015

"Family Guy remains a sore spot that looks more retrograde with each passing year." –@glaad on LGBT depictions on TV bit.ly/1EDXibk

Sep 03, 2015

"Just one teaspoon of pure caffeine powder is equivalent to drinking 28 cups of coffee." bit.ly/1FlHrZy

Sep 03, 2015

.@RandPaul: "If you work all day long, you don't have time to do heroin." bit.ly/1FlBs74

Sep 03, 2015

“Gaza [may be rendered] unlivable by 2020, if present trends continue." bit.ly/1FlB6xk

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