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“The Bachelor”’s Chris Harrison: “It sucks out there. The dating life sucks.”

salon.com — Throughout the controversial Juan Pablo season of "The Bachelor," host Chris Harrison gave perhaps the most impressive performance on the show. He was a voice of quiet sanity in a carnival of hormones and bad personalities.

“Bring it sad sick dudes”: Emily Gould isn’t sorry about anything

salon.com — When someone asks to profile Emily Gould these days, she knows exactly what the formula will be. First there's the obligatory wind-up about the "old" Emily Gould, the rehashing of past controversies: her high-profile career as a Gawker attack dog, that infamous "Larry King Live" interview where Jimmy Kimmel berated her over Gawker's celebrity coverage, the New York Times Magazine cover story about her blogging career accompanied by a close-up of Gould lounging on an unmade bed.

“I look at these people and I’m like, why are you guys here?”: “The Bachelor”’s Chris Harrison on the art of hosting reality TV

salon.com — Throughout the controversial Juan Pablo season of "The Bachelor," host Chris Harrison gave perhaps the most impressive performance on the show. He was a voice of quiet sanity in a carnival of hormones and bad personalities.

For García Márquez’s legacy, look to his newspaper journalism

salon.com — Long before "One Hundred Years of Solitude," the novelist found myth and magic reporting on the Colombian coast Topics: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombia, newspapers, Latin American literature, One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Entertainment News García Márquez said that he always identified more as a reporter than a novelist.

Riding an Uber With Sam Biddle -- Daily Intelligencer

nymag.com — Rob Ford Had Another Bizarre Night Out in Toronto Sam Biddle stands outside the high glass door of the Tesla dealership in Chelsea, squinting through the shiny pane. He pulls it open with a flourish to survey the showroom. Two model cars are crouched like a pair of bionic panthers.

Five Saddest Modern Love Columns

newrepublic.com — "On the third anniversay of my abortion, I found out via MySpace that my ex-boyfriend was having a baby with another woman."

How "Twist" Became TV's Most Overused Word

newrepublic.com — In the weeks leading up to tonight's "True Detective" finale, one particular phrase has cropped up repeatedly in chatter about the show: "plot twist." There's a whole sub-Reddit devoted to prophesying a surprise ending for the series. "A 'True Detective' twist that even hardcore fans won't see coming," trumpeted one website.

The Most Interesting Part of Abby Martin's RT Outburst: Its Aftermath

newrepublic.com — When Russia Today anchor Abby Martin ended a broadcast of her media analysis show "Breaking the Set" by looking sternly toward the camera and condemning Russian intervention in Crimea, many expressed amazement that this shiny-haired insurgent was bucking the Kremlin party line. Huffpo UK described the tirade as "spectacularly off-message."

House of Cards's Asides vs. True Detective's Monologues

newrepublic.com — Aside from being gloomy prestige dramas, "House of Cards" and "True Detective" may seem to have little in common. But their one major overlap is that they feature what might be the most controversial narrative tics on television.

Behind the Scenes At 'The View' With Joe Biden

newrepublic.com — Yesterday morning, the atmosphere outside the ABC studio on West 66 th Street-where "The View" is taped-felt a bit like airport security line meets sorority reunion meets revivalist church. Women of all ages and races and sizes swarmed the sidewalk, clasping each others' hands and hooting their anticipatory excitement.
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Oct 31, 2014

.@TaraAriano on the radical prickliness of “Yes Please” and why Amy Poehler isn’t scared of being “unlikable”: salon.com/2014/10/31/the…

Oct 30, 2014

This lapel flower would not get you out of MY friend zone, but can't speak for all womankind: esquire.com/blogs/mens-fas…

Oct 29, 2014

So excited to have the talented and delightful @annaesilman join Salon's culture team next month: capitalnewyork.com/article/media/…

Oct 25, 2014

"Foley's secret santa gave him wax to cushion his forehead when he bowed to pray." Unbelievable details in this story nytimes.com/2014/10/26/wor…

Oct 24, 2014

Laura Miller (@magiciansbook) is interviewing George RR Martin at @92Y this Sunday and it will surely be great: 92y.org/Event/George-R…

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