"I should have gone to law school instead of doing the e-learning."
"Most celebrity photographers yearn to catch a star at their most defenseless, but Sarah tends to think of them as friends. A couple of years ago, Tracy told me, Sarah saw an up-and-coming actress fall down drunk in a restaurant. She picked her up, helped her into a bathroom and reapplied her makeup before asking the paparazzi to delete the photos and video footage they took of her collapse. She helped exonerate Lindsay Lohan after a hookah-bar manager claimed that the troubled star drove over his foot. (Sarah saw the whole thing.) She made it a point to post flattering images of Demi Lovato when the young singer and actress went to rehab for bulimia and self-mutilation in 2010. (Sarah says that when she subsequently ran into Lovato’s mother, the woman threw her arms around her and later took her to dinner.) About a year ago, Sarah began casually dating Angus T. Jones, who reportedly earned $300,000 an episode playing Jon Cryer’s son on “Two and a Half Men.” So far it hasn’t affected her hobby. “He loves what I do,” she says. “He gets very jealous of some of the people I meet. Like when I told him I met Skrillex, he couldn’t even talk."
Entertainment at its finest.
I guess there’s a (somewhat new?) feature where Tumblr sends out notifications for your blog’s birthday, even if you totally forgot you made that blog and stopped updating the same week you started.
One of the girls had an idiotic Bichon Frise that would do anything for a dirty tampon and fell down the stairs so often it stopped being funny. We broke our lease after a big rainstorm, when two feet of water flooded the entire lower floor, drowning wardrobes of their expensive clothes.
Julie is a bad apartment hunter and a great writer. Enjoy!
This parallels to my own experiences (namely the desperate attempts to live in centralized/cool places while totally compromising your own quality of life because your rent cap is $700 a month) until I moved out to Ditmas Park 3 years ago. I really relate to the way she found a weird sense of comfort and ownership living in the surburban comforts of Stuytown at the end of it all, which is pretty much how I felt when I discovered my present neighborhood.
You know Bond, James Bond. But what about Zygier, Ben Zygier?
Zygier, aka Prisoner X, is featured in this list of real-life spy stories you should know.
Our personal favorite on that list is Kim Hyon Hui, the North Korean femme fatale who successfully blew up Korean Air Flight 858, bit down on a cyanide pill hidden in her cigarette to escape interrogation, survived, was sentenced to death, then pardoned — and ultimately given a second chance at life.
This is the best thing I read today.
In the course of looking up stuff for work today, I remembered the STELLAR pre-trailers reel that Cobble Hill Cinemas HOPEFULLY still runs before all their movies. It’s the greatest, most anachronistic thing ever, and I hoped it would be on YouTube, and it was, and Bill had posted it, because of course he did.
Bennett Madison and Emily Gould: Literary BFFs!
This was such a fun reading.