“You have dragged me through this hell with you, dipped me back into that night again and again,” she said. “Your damage was concrete; stripped of titles, degrees, enrollment. My damage was internal, unseen, I carry it with me. You took away my worth, my privacy, my energy, my time, my safety, my intimacy, my confidence, my own voice, until today.” … [Read more...] about Outrage growing over judge’s sentencing in Stanford sex assault
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This third one is toughest one to write so far (and will be the longest one, because it requires some detailed explanations of some things). Here, I’m going to try to tell you, if you’re a younger voter or if you just don’t remember this stuff because you have other things to think about in life, that Hillary Clinton isn’t nearly as crooked as you think she is; that most—yep; most—of what you’ve read about her over the past quarter-century is either wildly exaggerated or, in a surprising number of cases, simply not true at all. You will wonder: How could something that’s simply not true even make its way into the newspapers in the first place? In due course, I will explain. … [Read more...] about Straight Talk About ‘Crooked Hillary’ Clinton
Dickson:My main problem with rooting for Edith is that she doesn’t root for herself. She is so blindly motivated by bitterness and jealousy toward Mary that she’s constantly seeking attention in the most pathetic ways, such as preying on a married farmer and desperately falling for a disfigured stranger claiming to be her dead cousin/knight in shining armor, even after he basically admits to being an impostor. She even insists on marrying an old man who repeatedly rejects her advances just so she can get married. Yet, if she gained even just an ounce of self-confidence, she might be able to find an age-appropriate man who appreciates her for her. Maybe that’s actually why her family keeps driving the losers away. Of course, she could also—dare I say it—take a hint from Sybil and aspire to be something more than just a wife. … [Read more...] about Family Feud: Which ‘Downton Abbey’ Sister Is the Best?
I don’t believe that life is linear. I think of it as circles—concentric circles that connect. This just proves it to me. There are certain things that replay themselves in my subconscious without my asking them to be there and those lines from that poem are an example. Especially “my wound has been my healing and I have been made more beautiful by losses.” Thank you so much for these books. I needed some new ones. I’ve been living too much in the world of Mary Oliver and Frank O’Hara. Not that there is anything wrong with their worlds, but I needed a couple of new ones. I love those lines from Mark Strand: “Ink runs from the corners of my mouth. There is no happiness like mine. I have been eating poetry.” … [Read more...] about Interview: Michelle Williams on Blue Valentine, Oscars, and Heath Ledger
At at time when powerful men forfeiting all sense of decorum in order to distract from the matter at hand has become a monthly dispatch from news feeds airing congressional hearings, it’s refreshing and rare to see the bluster met with the kind of direct, no-nonsense clarity with which King confronts Kelly. (“What makes you so special?” is a favorite quote from the interview.) Kelly reportedly monologued so erratically and for so long that the news team had to break from the interview for him to regroup. But that photo speaks far more meaningfully than anything he could possibly have said. … [Read more...] about What the Hell Is Going on in the ‘Game of Thrones’ Trailer?