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Emily Gould

“I don’t know, I hate the word theme. A lot of my characters are nutritionists, or have weird fanatical ideas about health and nutrition—you know, that people shouldn’t drink water with fluoride in it, or people shouldn’t be eating wheat or soy. There are a lot of characters who are interested in health and what Americans shouldn’t be doing, and who are kind of crazy and fanatical about it.” More…

24 February 2011

Still, I knew that this kind of frankly depicted, boys-will-be-boys, besides-the-point sexism was only part of the reason I was angry. The other reasons would not become clear to me till I saw the movie a second time. More…

30 November 2009

Julie Metz is a woman who has been wronged by love. Her husband, “a writer and food enthusiast,” according to his obituary in the New York Times, cheated on her, repeatedly, exhaustively, with everyone from trusted neighbors to business-trip strangers. And now he has been punished: not by God, but by his widow. More…

7 July 2009

The initial selection process is brutal. Girls whom Patti thinks the millionaires won’t like—or whom she deems, for whatever reason, inappropriate for them—are dismissed with a wave of her manicured talons and a look of undisguised disgust. The rejects seem unfazed: This can hardly be the first cattle-call audition they’ve attended. More…

2 February 2009

Britney Spears makes music that sounds like it was made by a person who has never heard any other music before. If this is the case, I’ve put together a playlist of songs that I think Britney should listen to, songs that will introduce her to music in general, songs by artists whose examples, both positive and negative, Britney could learn from. More…