— Choire (@Choire) October 14, 2014
Saints preserve.us from Blake Lively, Contessa of Cwestionable Copy and Superintendent of Solecism. Preserve‘s Fall issue is called Allure of Antebellum, referring specifically to “the Antebellum period (prior to the Civil War)” in case you didn’t know what “antebellum” meant. “The prowess of artful layering –the southern way– lies in inadvertent combinations,” says Lively’s characteristically arbitrary introductory copy. Gawker‘s Allie Jones noted that the “Southern Belles” of Lively’s inspiration were in fact slave owners, and also called back to Lively’s slave plantation wedding last year. Max Read posted a takedown letter from Lively’s lawyers, who assert that Gawker “paints Ms. Lively and Preserve in a false light,” which is not, presumably, the honest and authentic kerosene-fired lamplight of the slave cabins of yesteryear. Stay tuned, and ~shop the controversy~
“Basic” is over, declares Noreen Malone, another beautiful thing ruined by misogyny and VICE. Someone replaced “SJW” with “skeleton” in this gamergate Reddit thread and accidentally created the future of horror fiction. Read Patricia Matthew on Roxane Gay and “THE BLACK ♀” in The New Inquiry (and also enjoy that url slug). “…sometimes, the best thing to do is apologize.” Did you know Alexis Coe has a book out? About a teenage lesbian murder in 1892? if you’re in or near San Francisco you can watch Mallory Ortberg talk to her about the book next Wednesday night! But don’t tell me if you do because I am already dead of envy and there’s no use telling a dead man about book chat.
Kat Stoeffel: “feminism is a practice, not a status.” Read this it’s great.
Fashion trash factory Louis Vuitton craps out a Karl Lagerfeld-designed punching bag. Martin Amis writes Hitler / Braun fanfic. Elon Green drops another in his occasional series of inconclusive explorations of literary myth: the naked Esquire photo shoot that supposedly featured Truman Capote, Leonard Bernstein, Margaret Mead, and Marshall McLuhan, among others. Martha Stewart throws some shade at Gwyneth. 2day in Dadz (via Les Horn).
There’s a new video of the Greenwich Village Ninja Turtle. Big Data: 11,000 sets of tags applied to state legislation. Anaconda, as spoken word (via DailyDot). The Dropbox password leak is nothing to worry about but please enable two-factor auth right now if you haven’t. Please? Just do it. With tilde.club already full of #sponcon, totallynuclear.club is the new hotness. Here is what you will find there.
Bijan what’s up in Ivy-grad Millennial land?
“People live in Brooklyn” is probably most true for the segment of the New York population that, you know, lives in Brooklyn.
Today’s Art: Sincerity Machine
— Hannah Foell (@hannanimal) October 14, 2014
~But the monsters turned out to be just tabs~