I Dropped Acid At A Pinball Convention So You Don’t Have To But Maybe You Should Anyway?

[Trigger Warning: Depictions of abuse, substance use, and suicide] She doesn’t take sugar or cream. The spoon is wholly ritual. Languid lulling of percolated pitch. She’s angry.

New Show Recap

Recap: “Mad Men” Episode 5.06, “Far Away Places”

This week on Mad Men: The show does half my work for me by splitting into three distinct story lines encompassing the same span of time. The title is “Far Away Places” and Peggy, Roger, and Don all have experiences that take them deep into unfamiliar and unsettling territory. Exciting!


Science News Roundup: 3/20/12

The last few weeks have been very busy in the animal kingdom, with the discovery of several new species, including a possible new relative or ancestor of humankind. There have also been some interesting insights about alcohol addiction from two very different yet surprising angles.


News Appetizers! To get you through the mid-day news cravings.

First and foremost: don’t forget to have set your clocks back yesterday! I know, you didn’t forget, and if you did, you’ve already had a hilarious mixup and realized your mistake. But I needed an excuse to complain about the fact that I only got 23 hours’ worth of birthday this year. Boo. Hiss.