"I get this sense of dread, like I’m not going to wake up, like something is seriously wrong in the world."
5 Sep 2020, 7:38 am
Said Cheryl Ann Schmidt, describing "the heavy, knotlike feeling that hits her solar plexus every time she lies down at night, and even when she tries to nap," quoted in "The pandemic is ruining our sleep. [read post]
4 Sep 2020, 6:32 am
" The annotation at the lyrics link says:"This song [is] described by Ann Powers as 'a proto-rap unspooling of racist stereotypes that makes fun of white hipsters by forcing a deep wallow in ignorance.' Though racist, this song attempts to be a satire of bored young white men in America and their attitudes and beliefs around black men. [read post]
Can you tell whether it's elevating and not racist to compare Black Lives Matter artists to cavemen?
6 Aug 2020, 7:31 am
It doesn’t occur to Anne to infer that the other side is white, too. [read post]
23 Jun 2020, 10:04 am
"U-M is making the move because of concerns of bringing the campaigns, media and supporters of both candidates to Ann Arbor and campus during a pandemic.... [read post]
23 May 2020, 4:11 am
*Doug Berman, Paul Caron, Brian Leiter, Ann Althouse, and of course, Jonathan Turley, are still blogging. [read post]
"Jerry Stiller, a classically trained actor who became a comedy star twice — in the 1960s in partnership with his wife, Anne Meara..."
11 May 2020, 5:29 am
"... and in the 1990s with a memorable recurring role on “Seinfeld” — has died. [read post]
"Try to imagine Muhammad Ali without Little Richard’s winking persona, his swing and swagger ('I am the King!')."
10 May 2020, 4:47 am
When Richard was a teen-ager, he was thrown out of the house and went to live with Ann and Johnny Johnson, a white couple who ran a local venue, the Tick Tock Club.... [read post]
"Is it OK to rail against fat discrimination but still want to lose weight? Or does that make her part of the problem?"
7 May 2020, 4:51 am
"'I’ve had people question whether I truly love myself if I want to be thinner,' [said Anne Coleman, who weighs 200 pounds and considers herself to be 'body positive'].... 'I kind of feel stuck between people bashing me for having obesity and telling me I should lose weight, and the other half that says you should love yourself and that means you shouldn’t lose weight,' said Sarah Bramblette, 42, of Miami. 'I’m bad for wanting to… [read post]
6 May 2020, 3:09 am
"But Sue Anne Zollinger, an ornithologist from Manchester Metropolitan University, cautions: Don't believe everything you hear. [read post]
6 Mar 2020, 5:06 pm
"...By the way, here's a critical review of "Catch and Kill" by Anne Diebel (in The New York Review of Books). [read post]
"Joe E. Jeffreys, a drag historian at N.Y.U., told me that academics are having a field day with 'the representation of America' in the show..."
4 Mar 2020, 7:09 am
This footnote is not part of the New Yorker article but an original insight by me, Ann Althouse, and I note that the characters on "Bonanza" were famous for always wearing the same clothes and that these were stereotypically manly clothes (other than, perhaps, the high heels worn by Little Joe, who was considered, at 5'9", too little even to be the one with the name "Little"). [read post]
26 Feb 2020, 5:38 am
ann coulter unintentionally endorsing elizabeth warren is the most hilarious thing i've seen this morning pic.twitter.com/aw14VPeJk4— Elizabeth May (@_ElizabethMay) February 26, 2020 [read post]
"Ann, I need your assessment. I thought Dershowitz was excellent but I’m not a lawyer nor a law professor. You are. Give him a grade, Professor."
28 Jan 2020, 7:18 am
Wrote M. [read post]
9 Jan 2020, 3:58 am
A sample Dominic Green tweet:Are you Princess Anne under a pseudonym? [read post]
7 Jan 2020, 12:25 pm
The iconic book was published when she was 27.From the WaPo obituary:“Elizabeth’s message was: Never sweep anything under the carpet,” [said Yale writing instructor Anne Fadiman]. [read post]
"Footage appears to show world leaders joking about Trump at Nato summit" — ha ha ha... what a letdown!
4 Dec 2019, 3:49 am
Fake news.It's interesting that Princess Anne is in that group. [read post]
"[Y]ou could classify Ms. Warren and Mr. Sanders as the pugilists in the field, whereas Mr. Buttigieg, he of the earnest manner and Midwestern zest for consensus, fashions himself a peacemaker."
30 Nov 2019, 8:26 am
I've only lived in Madison, Wisconsin, a special island in the sea of the midwest, and I didn't begin living here until I was 33 years old, past my formative years, which were spent in Delaware and New Jersey, but I did grow up with a midwestern mother, though her midwest was that other college town, Ann Arbor, and I did go to college in my mother's midwestern hometown.)It's partly my annoyance at the blithe stereotype of midwesterners as blandly nice. [read post]
I didn't notice that Playboy changed it's motto from "Entertainment for Men" to "Entertainment for All."
6 Nov 2019, 4:35 am
I can't think of a good example of that tactic working, but I do remember protests in Ann Arbor, circa 1970, where a part of campus called Regents Plaza was renamed "People's Plaza. [read post]
"A Texas man says his 7-year-old isn’t transgender. Now his custody fight has reached the governor’s office."
24 Oct 2019, 4:50 am
On which parent should get to live with the twins, and who should have a say in decisions over their health.At least one of those conflicts was resolved on Tuesday, as a jury in Dallas effectively granted [the mother Anne] Georgulas sole custody of Luna....But as [the father Jeffrey] Younger turned the parents’ fight into one over irreversible medical procedures, experts on health care for transgender children told The Washington Post that Georgulas’ approach to the child would… [read post]
"Respectfully, it's an odd thing to say that Coates's debut is essentially long and shallow, but compare him to some of the most masterful storytellers in the canon."
22 Sep 2019, 8:03 am
”If you care about this sort of thing, Zink writes about music as if she were a cluster of the best American rock critics (Ellen Willis, Ann Powers, Jessica Hopper and Amanda Petrusich, let’s say) crushed together under a single byline. [read post]