Gems of the Week

Carla Colour.



goodbye The Dissolve - you were one of my favorite movie sites /on the lack of female duos in animated movies and Inside Out (related - as much as I loved the movie, this is lame) / I would love to meet Carl Reiner / "a studious, judicious deployment of art direction" = one of the things I appreciate most about Sofia Coppola's films ("Coppola is constantly seeking images that explore the tension between the internal and external") / also: why wardrobe matters  / the Jurassic Park poop scene / the modernist homes of L.A. villains / choosing the music for Magic Mike XXL / an oral history of Love and Basketball / "Psychologists studying tears have used the opening sequence of Up to induce crying in lab participants" / on "turning off your brain" during movies / Jake Gylls really was great in Little Shop of Horrors and I'm so glad I got to see it


a conversation with Dr. Lecter  (and one with Bryan Fuller) / "there’s a difference between 'not for me' and 'not for any decent person.'" Adam Scott on his roles (the idea that only 15,000 people watched the Party Down finale is insane to me! More people read this article than watched that episode) / the granny square blanket / Hannibal jokes / Elaine gets a Vogue makeover / "I'll be 70 one day, going up to Jerry, saying, 'Jerry, it's me, Man Hands!'"


"Taylor’s career is, in fact, the perfected realization of every writer’s narrowest dream: To get back at those who had wronged us, sharply and loudly, and then to be able to cry innocent that our intentions were anything other than poetic and pure." / just a casual "will you be in my video?" message from Rihanna on Instagram


Kate Beaton on The Princess and the PonyRilla Alexander


parenting advice / very excited about the Misery playon writing for Lucky / questions from my mixed race son / pecs or it didn't happen / on tact / What I Learned From Leading Tours About Slavery At A Plantation / I love a good Greenies joke (Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman, and Max Silvestri talk about weed...but mostly dog medications) / American Girl dolls / my co-worker Rachel thinks up amazing cocktails (see also) / help / anting