This job requires you to be three things at all times: sober, focused, and responsible for the lives of young people. I am hardly willing to be these things under normal circumstances, let alone while Ke$ha is playing and free booze is being doled out.
Motivated by curiosity, boredom, and whatever the hell else it is that inspires scientists to do science-y things, a team of researchers from across the globe has released a scale for determining the quality of a band name.
The Charlotte part of our brains is reserved for the archetypal notions of femininity that have managed to stick around even after Working Girl and everything else that suggested that women might actually be useful for something outside of looking pretty, raising children, and having dinner on the table by 6:30.
Sheila Heti’s How Should A Person Be?, a “novel from life” just released in the US (it came out in Canada in 2010), is not the kind of book that comes along often. It’s highly quotable, funny, shocking, anxiety-inducing and, finally, inspiring.
After getting all cotton candy on y’all last week with the boy band business, I figured this week’s playlist should go a bit harder.