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Having It All Over Again: Deconstruction and Reconstruction of the Esquire Argument

We’re having the “Have it all” debate again. While perusing wedding blogs for no practical reason, I stumbled upon Richard Dorment’s latest piece for Esquire, entitled “Why Men Still Can’t … Continue reading

June 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Gaudy Commencement: June 2013

Dear Friends, Followers, Readers, Collaborators and Conspirators: We are ones for grand gestures and mad manifestos. We appreciate stereos upheld on suburban lawns, “We the Peoples,” and Aaron Sorkin monologues. … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Cult of the Bluths: Welcome to the Arrested Development fandom

Now the story of a girl who was depressed when her favorite show was cancelled, and the day it came back with fifteen episodes all at once. It’s Hannah’s arrested … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

In Conversation With: Relationships Are More Important Than Ambition, According To…

In Conversation With is our new series reflecting on and responding to pieces in the national news. Today we’re considering the nature of cultural authority in “Relationships Are More Important Than … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sorkin’s Election

Right now, Aaron Sorkin is cursing Nate Silver. In Sorkin’s world, the 2012 election would have gone down to the wire. It wouldn’t have dragged out in manner of the … Continue reading

November 11, 2012 · 20 Comments

Political Antidotes: Reading Edmund Burke in a Spirit of Revolution

Welcome to Election Day. We’re almost done. Like Abigail on Youtube, many of us ache for the democratic process to be over (though some of us fear that democracy itself will … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

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

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