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Managing Editor — Newsweek

Managing editor @Newsweek, television enthusiast, nascent cat lady, closet tween. I also write about books at www.sorrytelevision.com.

Chuck Palahniuk’s ‘Beautiful You’ is 240 Pages of What the Whaaat?

sorrytelevision.wordpress.com — As a woman and/or literate person, it's difficult to finish Chuck Palahniuk's latest novel without wanting to throw it across a room. Without scoffing audibly while reading on a packed subway car. Without texting your friends context-less lines from the novel's more ludicrous moments, linguistic gems like "blazing dildos shrieked across the sky" and "'Hear me, my...

Lena Dunham, GamerGate and [Insert SEO Keyword Here]

sorrytelevision.wordpress.com — A few weeks ago, after handmade pasta and a few too many specialty cocktails, my friends and I got into it over Lena Dunham. Empowered by that special brand of self-righteousness unique to personal opinions about popular things, we loudly and enthusiastically debated the merits of the Dunham Phenomenon-two of us against and one (me) in favor,...

On The Road Is The Original ‘Why I Left New York’ Essay

sorrytelevision.wordpress.com — In a cosmic sense, I think it's fair to blame Jack Kerouac for the glorification of Leaving New York. Ever since On The Road "defined a generation" in 1957, people exhausted by the hardscrabble urine-scented life of an NYC resident can feel validated, self-righteous even, over their decision to pack up and Go West, to set down...

SorryTelevision

tumblr.com — The North American Wife Carrying Championship is a thing. [Photos via Reuters]

I Am Completely Beside Myself About We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

sorrytelevision.wordpress.com — If there's anything to be said for going into a book completely clueless, it should be said about Karen Joy Fowler's We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. I didn't go into it clueless (as I am categorically incapable of not reading back-cover blurbs) but a friend of mine did, and I've spent the better part...

15 Years Late, I’ve Joined the Neil Gaiman Fan Club

sorrytelevision.wordpress.com — For even for the most casual observer of book publishing today, Neil Gaiman is something of a household name. He's an author that seems almost serendipitously ubiquitous--one morning there's an interview in the New York Times, a week later your friend mentions she loved Smoke and Mirrors, four days after that you scroll past a Facebook...

SorryTelevision

tumblr.com — 8 Dogs Who Wish They Could Vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum

Night Film is Two Parts Hitchcock, One Part Stephen King

sorrytelevision.wordpress.com — When 24-year-old Ashley Cordova is found dead in an abandoned warehouse, veteran journalist Scott McGrath is determined to get to the bottom of it, even though all signs point to suicide. McGrath, a once celebrated investigative reporter, is still reeling from his public fall from grace years earlier, a discrediting prompted by his repeating an anonymous and disparaging tip about Ashley's...
newsweek.com — More than three decades after his first stand-up gig, Bill Maher is still crossing things off his show-biz bucket list. Things like smoking a joint onstage, a 25-year-old dream the comedian finally made real at a Denver show last month.

On The Goldfinch, Dickens and Haters

sorrytelevision.wordpress.com — You know that unique torturous last week of work before you go on vacation, when you're obsessively checking weather reports and find yourself spacing out to to thoughts of fudge and salt-water taffy? That's me right now, just four days shy of my annual sojourn to the peaceful post-Labor Day rhythms of Ocean City, New Jersey.
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Nov 25, 2014

There will never be an episode of The Newsroom about this.

Nov 25, 2014

.@guardian breaks down St Louis County prosecutor's announcement of the grand jury decision bit.ly/1zsAmUq

Nov 25, 2014

RT @pollyNYC: .@KiraBind and I are working on the @newsweek live coverage of Ferguson protests around the country tonight: newsweek.com/how-america-pr…

Nov 25, 2014

.@pollyNYC has been hitting the Uber beat hard, and it just gets curiouser and curiouser bit.ly/15oR8Lg

Nov 25, 2014

In which the Pope describes Europe as a "grandmother, no longer fertile and vibrant." bit.ly/15oOchY

Nov 24, 2014

RT @JaxBischof: A monthlong festival in Johannesburg showcases new SA photography: bit.ly/1uSd76V (Pic: Antony Kaminju) pic.twitter.com/i3zppQXSLd

Nov 24, 2014

A typical Gmail user receives only 5 emails per day?!?! tcrn.ch/15g2L7s

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