“You never get to the point where you think “I am the adult”, but you do get to the point where you think “I’ve dealt with this before.” The older you get, the higher and higher the percentage is of things you’ve already been through. Have you ever changed a tire? Had a flat tire? Someday, you might, and the next time it happens, you’ll know what to do, since you’ve already done it.”
— [someone on Tumblr??’s] dad. [he or she] is 24, and asked if you ever shake the feeling of not being an adult, and this was Dad’s response. Probably the most comforting thing he could have said. (via sherlockw)

(via bookoisseur)

“Other people are not medicine.”
— Amy Poehler (via ugh)

(via bookoisseur)

It’s 3,400 words. It’s the apex of the Under the Dome viewing and recapping experience, that frustrating, crazy-making, maddening, somehow-amazing-in-its-terribleness experience.

Alternately titled Zach Dionne Writes About Stephen King Afuckinggain

Seriously, though, this is an exciting development. SK tv/film projects are NOT easy to get excited about, so it’s exciting when they’re exciting.

Seven Capital-M Moments from HBO’S ON THE RUN
The event-TV-ness, “Paris” in Paris, Jay’s rap-dad exclamations, all that Yeezy shine, the setlist mastery, ONIKAAAA, and the extent to which Beyoncé runs this and all towns.

I don’t mind the weather / I’ve got scarves and hats and sweaters

My word is art like a hieroglyphic / What island is this?


A New York City institution, The Strand Bookstore, cleverly and bluntly reminding folks that e-readers don’t always win.

I always appreciate the Strand’s brazenness on this issue. Very welcome.

Red Oaks is amazing; Really is amazingly bad.

I liked this show a lot by the third episode. Definitely going to finish it.

Two days before I meet Himanshu Kumar Suri, a.k.a. Heems, a.k.a. one of the two rappers who brought “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell” into the world, he tweets, “Here Lies The Fat Guy From That Das Racist Fad.”

On a warm Wednesday in Brooklyn in early August, Heems isn’t fat, or even chubby, but he does seem exhausted enough to drop at any second. The 29-year-old Queens native looks stunning in an African-print inspired suit made from deep-hued fabrics he discovered in Thailand. Instead of a chain, he’s got a necklace of chunky rudraksha seeds. Later, I’ll find out rudraksha is spiritually significant in Hinduism and can be worn to ward off unhealthy habits.

Once we’re seated at adjacent corners of a table at Baby’s All Right, a restaurant/venue in Williamsburg, I mention that Heems looks sharp but not exactly well. “How should I be right now?” he mumbles. “How would you expect me to be?” I have no idea how he feels about doing this interview. His reply to my initial email request for a profile was “yes yes yes so down.” A few days later, by text: “Im in bk now can meet. well talk outside or at the fried chicken spot. But I gotta leave in an hour.” Then, earlier today: “U can ask me follow ups after the set but ill be drunk then.”

Big piece, guys. Enjoy, and please share with fans of Heems, Das Racist, stories, internet, music, hip-hop, life.

Whoops, didn’t know this was one of the best songs in human history until Spotify handed it to me last weekend.