Yes: Brains and Beauty by mnjones
February 28, 2008, 10:58 pm
Filed under: Celebs

Ms. Jolie had an editorial run in the Washington Post today.

No: Coffee Trouble by mnjones
February 28, 2008, 7:56 pm
Filed under: Food

Murky Coffee in Eastern Market had signs up today saying the business had been seized. Uncool.

February 28, 2008, 4:29 pm
Filed under: Books

A lot of fuss been made over Charles Bock’s Vegas-based literary debut Beautiful Children most of it by the NYT, which variably over-hyped then under-loved it. Have to say I side with Maslin on this one; BC is nothing if not ambitious, but it’s all gamble and no payoff.

Read the first chapter at (where else?) the NY Times, or download a PDF of the novel for free (!) from Amazon for a limited time.

NO: Sharper Image by jonatron
February 28, 2008, 3:53 pm
Filed under: Tech

Can you imagine a world without the sleek nose hair trimmers and ‘ionic breeze’ air-filters you’ve grown to rely upon? I sure can’t. That’s why Sharper Image’s bankruptcy comes as a complete shock to me. What does the loss of this ’90s institution really mean? Are Americans finally fed up with overpriced crap electronics? Is this a recession? The coming of the post-post-industrial economy? Whatever the case, I know that Sharper Image and all it’s strangely comforting crap will be sorely missed by this blogster.

February 28, 2008, 3:41 pm
Filed under: Celebs, Politics, YES OR NO?


So confused.

YES: New Beach House Video by rachels
February 28, 2008, 9:11 am
Filed under: Music

“You Came To Me” video: the first video from Baltimore’s Beach House’s new album Devotion, which came out last week. Very sparkley.

YES: “That’s CRAZY!!” by rachels
February 28, 2008, 9:01 am
Filed under: Celebs, Going Out, TV

Tracy Morgan performs at GW’s Lisner Auditorium this Saturday, March 1 at 8pm.