by John Stillman The Peasant Grill in sleepy Hopewell, New Jersey, is a popular destination for hot drinks, baked confections, and sandwiches.
by Tom Scocca ★ For a while, off in the northwestern distance, there was one rumpled gap of brightness behind the gray rain.
I am a 30-year-old woman with an arts degree and some geographic commitment issues, so for much of my adult life, I’ve been in situations where I’ve earned unimpressive amounts of money, but have needed (or wanted) to fly to places semi-regularly.
by Awl Sponsors Brought to you by Air New Zealand In anticipation of the December release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Air New Zealand takes flight once again with Dwarves, Orcs, and Elves in The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made.
by Mark Bibbins, Editor Works and Days Hesiod insists his name means the shovel. And this life on my spade “it will end in two acts.” act one Before I grow up & I die a legend to nobody act two I’ll grow up get poorly & ghost write my brother’s life story.
by Dan Nosowitz New York has the best apples in the world. I say this grudgingly, since I am not a native New Yorker and prefer to argue about claims to New York’s superiority rather than accept them.
In a recent Salon interview, Bob Odenkirk warns aspiring writers to “get out of comedy, because it’s about to collapse.” Sketch comedy, he says, is having its time in the sun now — what with YouTube, Comedy Central’s burgeoning lineup and the legions of theater sketch teams popping up all over—but the market is becoming saturated.
by John Herrman A few days ago, there was a sense among the addled death-shorting Twitter community that "Ebola stocks"—by then shorthand for a specific set of companies that mostly make protective equipment—weren't a great investment.
by John Herrman A walk-around-with-headphones track that rummages through a drawer of twenty-year-old chord progressions and flourishes and somehow comes up with exactly what it needs.
by Tom Scocca ★ Discouraging rain, dark and soaking. The plastic cover for the stroller had picked up a crust of thick black grime as it rode around unused in the bottom cargo basket.
by Eric Chiu My first unpaid media internship was in the summer of 2010. Like most college students, previous semesters spent whiffing on applications made landing one feel like a reward, regardless of pay—I’d move to New York and even have the chance to write (mostly) professionally.
The first ghost story I ever heard was from my mother. She described how once, while sleeping in an upstairs bedroom in her sister’s house, she woke to the feeling of twin icicles curling around her ankles.
by Choire Sicha @chrissyteigen twitter is a double edged sword. You can tweet jokes that aren't jokes and other people can tweet what they want as well.
by John Herrman There is something that reviewers are not quite saying about Taylor Swift's new album, 1989.
by Alex Balk As everything becomes progressively more terrible and the pace of the progression accelerates at a clip that, each time I notice it, seems even more aggressive and unlikely when compared with the speed at which the previous increase in awfulness occurred, it seems that the few new things in which I find comfort are those which reduce or eschew altogether the use of words.
Yesterday, I received a text from my bank alerting me of some possibly fraudulent activity on my debit card.
by John Herrman "So companies like Facebook and Twitter rely on an army of workers employed to soak up the worst of humanity in order to protect the rest of us.
by John Herrman Each quarter a gaggle of Bay Area venture capitalists are asked, you know, how does everything feel?
by Tom Scocca ★★ Purple sheets of dawn clouds went away, and gray, white, and blue vied for the skies.
by John Herrman Here Are Some Pictures of Renée Zellweger but Here is Renée Zellweger’s Awesome Response To Trolls Over Her Appearance however, this is What’s Really Behind The Ridicule Of Renée Zellweger’s Face and actually If You Looked at Renee Zellweger's Plastic Surgery, You Need to See These Photos which will remind you that people are dying, specifically of Ebola, despite the fact that This Ohio man has the perfect reaction to Ebola and anyway Don’t panic over Ebola in America that said, consider The Dangerous Myth of America's Ebola Panic because "Americans were far more likely to believe in witches than to worry about contracting Ebola" which doesn't matter if you understand the real Threats to Americans, ranked (by actual threat instead of media hype) and that you should Forget Ebola because It's soda that should terrify you because Drinking soda regularly can age the body just as much as smoking regularly although Sitting Is the New Smoking and also Wow— because The Effects of Childhood Obesity on Adolescent Health are Much Worse Than We Thought except Think You Know What 'Fat' Means?