Portraits of Unrelated Doppelgangers Who Have Found Their Match — Visual News (via alexleo)
Vollmann’s latest, The Book of Dolores, is perhaps his most unusual, which is no small assertion. The premise is simple: Vollmann would dress as a woman, thus becoming a “sad old lady named Dolores.” — The Lush Life of William T. Vollmann
On Talk of the Nation today, Judy Blume
Five of Judy Blume’s books are on the list of Most Frequently Challenged Books of the 1990s. «swoon»
Newsweek, January 23, 1984
Possibly the most colorful Newsweek cover in history.
Apparently Detroit Lions fans are so appalled by the decision to have Nickleback — yes, Nickleback — as the halftime show of their Thanksgiving Day game against the Green Bay Packers, they’ve started a petition, which is, well, kind of hilarious. As UMich grad student/Michigan native/Lions ticket holder Dennis Guttman explains it:
This game is nationally televised, do we really want the rest of the US to associate Detroit with Nickelback? Detroit is home to so many great musicians and they chose Nickelback?!?!?! Does anyone even like Nickelback?
Want to sign it? Change.org.
“I wonder what it would be like if I were a male rock star? Maybe I just could be like ‘fuck it’ and keep someone hanging there. But, I don’t know… It just doesn’t feel right. And I definitely don’t have groupies. No, the evening always ends with me and my friend in my hotel room watching romantic comedies going, ‘We’re never getting married.’”
This was fun.
In which Florence Welch tells Newsweek about the dark side of fame.