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Don’t Look at the Comments! Or, Wait, Maybe You Should

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Remember the climactic scene from “Raiders of the Lost Ark”? The Nazis are about to open the ark and they have Indy and Marion tied up to that big post and as the ark starts to glow Indy says, “Marion, don’t look at it! Shut your eyes, Marion! Don’t

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened

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Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir Jenny Lawson Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam, April 2012 336 pages $25.95 From humble beginnings (blogginnings?), Jenny “The Bloggess” Lawson has built a new media empire writing for mommy blogs, reviewing porn in her SEXIS column, and tweeting her way into a

On Improvisation: a Farewell (For Now) to Blogging

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When asked about the experience of improvising Two Thousand Year Old Man with Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner famously said, “I always tried for something that would force him to go into a panic—because a brilliant mind in panic is a wonderful thing to see.” Panic (or, to use less