Safety Not Guaranteed is great
Safety Not Guaranteed is an excellent movie, sharp and funny and wrestling with stuff beyond just a goofy meme. It was a really pleasant surprise, made more surprising since I hadn’t seen any previews for it or heard much about it beyond some mild Sundance buzz. One note, however: Jake Johnson is funny and cute, and a good comic presence if not much of an actor (honest question: what...
I totally want a boyfriend and it really gets me that I basically can’t...– Excerpt from teenage journals, Sark’s Journal and Play!Book. My parents are visiting, I am cleaning. (Related: how are all those Rookie girls so self-composed and Joan Didion-ly?)
Some of my favorite experiences of art are when I am there but my attention has...– from an interview about the book at the New York Times ArtsBeat blog (via howshouldapersonbe) I feel like boredom is very important. (Clearly that is the only answer to the question of how a should a person be.)
Stay On Air Forever, Breaking Bad
I came to Breaking Bad after getting bored with Mad Men - I found Don Draper’s journey to be frustratingly static, every week a movement from A to A, where something was on the verge of happening but not quite (About Season 2 or 3). Breaking Bad, comparatively, was all about the joys of plot: every week, something happened of consequence, and the line that the show was built on, a...