Gems of the Week

Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree. An important image from my childhood.
Marina Muun.
Ellen Surrey.
Maori Sakai.



The Comeback / this poster is great / pizza in the movies (via Alison) / The Sleepless in Seattle houseboat / I rewatched Lars and the Real Girl after seeing this illustration and it was even better than I remembered / I enjoy reading about people's eating habits / I hope that this ends up being made / The Shining toy prototypes / Molly Lambert on Joan Rivers / Christian Bale: Shape Shifter / the history of Entertainment Weekly / the Hannibal score is so, so good / "I’d get very discouraged and bail on things because I was super insecure. It was that awful combination of being insecure and impatient. Also, you’re afraid of failing, so you sabotage yourself so that you’re not failing" - Bill Hader


sentences / an interview with a pair of book publicists  / making sense of creative writing's job problem / "I suffered nothing except the routine terrors of childhood: fear of the dark, fear of the future, fear of the return to school after a summer on a lake in Maine, fear of making an appearance on a platform, fear of the lavatory in the school basement where the slate urinals cascaded, fear that I was unknowing about things I should know about" - E.B. White / Go To Sleep, Little Pets / a story that gave child-Mallory nightmares / shelving books


a crab molting / I’m tired of seeing intelligent women—and some lovely men—waste so much time repeating themselves because their audience still can’t accept basic concepts like “Women are human.” / so, I linked to that article on The Maine Hermit last week because a.) I live in Maine and b.) it's an insane story - then I read Mallory Ortberg's post about him at the Toast and I feel the need to point out that I cannot fathom anyone treating him as a hero and I want to be sure that no one thought I linked to the article in celebration of that brand of hermit-dom (other types of hermit-dom I fully support). / a dog swallowed 43 1/2 socks / save the monarch butterflies / responding to one-handed reviews and the revenge porn fixers / Baked: The Blog / buying instagram followers / Janelle Monae on Sesame Street