In the wake of graduation season, there’s no time like the present to reflect on the brilliance of David Foster Wallace.
When I showed my parents this clip from David Foster Wallace's now ubiquitous commencement speech, delivered in 2005 at Kenyon College, titled This is Water, they had no idea who he was. I couldn't judge them …see more
Unpacking Mindy Kaling’s million dollar question
FOMO, or fear of missing out, and its counterpart FOMD, or fear of missing documentation (aptly coined by MR’s own Mattie, while angling for Instagram shots when she decided not to miss out), are the …see more
On statuses, sharing them, and why we feel so inclined to talk about what we ate for lunch.
Internet discoveries never grow tired. Last week I learned about a relatively new tumblr titled What's On Your Mind. The site illustrates the varying Facebook status updates of "real people" (the assumption here is that …see more
And that means you should drop everything, and read this!
As it turns out, today is National Drop Everything And Read day. Of all the obscure holidays (April is apparently not only home to April Fools Day, which really distinguishes the deluge of assheads from …see more
Sharing secrets because it’s Wednesday
Illustration by Charlotte Fassler At 5:22PM yesterday, I was almost certain that if I continued gazing into the heart of my computer screen (21st Century read: Google) for even one moment longer, the contents of my …see more
The commentary that just keeps on giving
There was only one text message predating a series of rapid-fire e-mails about last night's episode of Girls between resident man repeller, Mattie Kahn and myself this morning. It read, "I loved that episode and …see more
Garage Magazine’s fourth issue, titled Vanity
The slightly terrifying masked models emblazoned across the cover of Dasha Zhukova's fourth issue of Garage Magazine intrigued me (where can I get that underwear, really?). But the masks' slight semblance to Cindy Sherman's MoMA …see more
How do you feel about the show’s recent turning points?
On Sunday night, while Hannah struggled with her UTI (all recovery takes is a cranberry pill, trust), I wasn’t concerned with Jessa’s departure, or Shoshanna’s May-December romance, or Marni’s terrible sex with Booth. All I …see more