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Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Letters of Love (or something like it): Forever Lazy®

The next installment of our continuing series of love letters to people, places, or products who we revere—but who will never love us back. Dear Forever Lazy®, You had to … Continue reading

July 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

What We’re Reading

“Reading is the creative center of a writer’s life,” says Stephen King in On Writing. Here at Gaudy, we celebrate the reader and the writer and that means celebrating reading twice. I think. … Continue reading

July 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

If Katherine Hepburn Ran the Zoo

“I actually think he’s the new Spencer Tracy,” said Aaron Sorkin. Sorkin was describing Jeff Daniels, who had been called “the new Cary Grant.” I approved the reference, being quite … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Gaudy Manifesto

This is a long-form Gaudy essay and perhaps the most important one. In this piece, Hannah explains our rather unorthodox title, its history and why we’ve chosen it for this … Continue reading

July 14, 2012 · 4 Comments

What’s in an Omnibus?

One of my favorite books that I own is the Dorothy L. Sayers Omnibus. It’s a three-in-one volume, containing Whose Body?, The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, and Suspicious Characters (later retitled … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Food for thought

A brief note: I wrote this during the great thesis debacle of 2011, which, ironically enough, focused on visual consumption and cultural identity. The only way I could string together … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Letters of love (or something like it): Google

Letters of Love (or something like it) is our continuing series of letters to celebrities, dead authors, inanimate objects, or search engines who will never respond. Suggestions for Letters of … Continue reading

July 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

Puzzle for the Day: Used Bookstores

There are few things in life that give me more pleasure than walking into a used bookstore. The anticipation looms as I walk in, hoping, praying that it’ll live up … Continue reading

July 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Evolution of the Taylor Swift Music Video

This is a Gaudy long-form essay, the third in our continuing series. I heard Teardrops on my Guitar for the first time the same year I got cable TV. “This … Continue reading

July 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

When surrounded by hipsters

We thought we were going to hear a homeless Gospel Choir. In our defense, the concert title was “Homeless Gospel Choir.” English happened to be our first language and so … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Gifts from Nora: A Remembrance

The thing I remember most about the summer that my grandfather died was that each morning, my mother would get up at an ungodly hour and watch You’ve Got Mail. … Continue reading

July 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

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