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New York City, April 23, 2014


by Tom Scocca ★★ The woman on Broadway, pushing a stroller, wore an above-the-knee white eyelet dress.

What The People Who Were In The Bands Your Older Brother Liked Are Up To These Days

by Alex Balk "Stars Of Britpop: Where Are They Now?" 0 Comments The post What The People Who Were In The Bands Your Older Brother Liked Are Up To These Days appeared first on The Awl.

Inside The Most Popular Local TV Comedy In America


The seeds of the most popular local TV comedy in the country were planted 25 years ago, outside a Seattle restaurant when two strangers walked up to Chris Cashman’s dad, Pat, and thanked him for his work on Almost Live, a local sketch comedy show similar to Saturday Night Live.

Dudes Nast

by Alex Balk I guess my question in response to this expose of male undergarment deportment is once again why on earth women let us do sex to them when we are clearly disgusting.

Bathroomless Basements, Vegan Lunches, And Other Places I've Worked


ESL Teacher, 2010: Midway through my senior year of college it dawned on me that I was months away from graduating into a terrible economy with a liberal arts degree and no job prospects.

Finally, A Website Where Parents Can Vent Their Frustrations

by Alex Balk "The website, which launched last week, is a safe and anonymous space where parents can let off some steam or even have a laugh at other people’s confessions…" 0 Comments The post Finally, A Website Where Parents Can Vent Their Frustrations appeared first on The Awl.

The Dead Cannot Consent


by Maria Bustillos The End of the Tour is a movie currently in production based on David Lipsky's 2010 book, Although of Course you End Up Becoming Yourself: a Road Trip with David Foster Wallace.

Happy Birthday Captain Sensible

by Alex Balk Raymond Ian Burns is 60, which means this might as well be stuck in your head for a little while today.

Depiction Verisimilar

by Alex Balk “I saw him. He looked like a natural homeless guy. He didn’t seem like he was acting. He was an excellent homeless man.

Interview with a Woman Who Recently Discovered She Loves Group Sex


Fiona is a woman in her late twenties who lives on the East Coast with her husband Eric and their three-year-old.

Intrepreneurial Disrupters Zig Towards Taco Innovation


by Alex Balk "Designed by an 'intrepreneurial' team of young Taco Bell executives in a 'secret war room' at the chain’s Irvine, Calif.-based headquarters, the new [fast-casual taco] concept is nothing like the mothership brand — except that tacos are on the menu….

Curator Analyzed

by Alex Balk You know who else was a curator? [Via] 0 Comments The post Curator Analyzed appeared first on The Awl.

The Internet That Cried Apocalypse


by Matt Buchanan The Internet, according to much of the Internet, is about to be ruined: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is reportedly going to propose that companies like Netflix or YouTube be legally allowed to pay Internet providers like Comcast and—will there be any other providers besides Comcast in five years?

Veruca Salt, "The Museum of Broken Relationships"

by Alex Balk Huh, first Courtney and now this. We are probably weeks away from the Moonpools & Caterpillars reunion.

Richard Hoggart, 1918-2014


by Alex Balk "By using a common four-letter term for sexual intercourse, he went on, Lawrence was trying to remove the stain of profanity from plain English words.

Nobody Gets Enough Sleep, Okay?

by Alex Balk Yeah, listen up, hectoring Englishman: Everyone is sleep deprived. We live in a world of shiny devices flashing bright lights at us twenty-four hours a day.

Books Are Good


by Natalie McMullen As far as fake holidays generated by committees of well-meaning but hapless bureaucrats go, World Book and Copyright Day is nice enough.

Talking To Brett Gelman About His New Adult Swim Special


Tomorrow night, Adult Swim is airing Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends, a new half-hour special starring comedian Brett Gelman and directed by Jason Woliner, who co-wrote the script with Gelman.

Ugh, On Top Of Everything Else The Magnetic Field Is Gonna Flip Over Or Whatever?

by Alex Balk "What Will Happen When the Earth’s Magnetic Field Begins to Reverse?" 0 Comments The post Ugh, On Top Of Everything Else The Magnetic Field Is Gonna Flip Over Or Whatever?

I Mean, Come On With This Bear And How Cute It Is

by Alex Balk I will refer you to my earlier remarks, the substance of which was essentially that this bear was rather adorable.


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