Category Archives: Ratchet

Indulge in Literature and Liquor During Lit Crawl Brooklyn (May 19)

Lit Crawl NYC

Those who lust for liquor and literature, such as myself, will be happy to know that tomorrow is the 2012 Brooklyn Lit Crawl.

Created by the deviant bibliophiles behind San Francisco’s Litquake, the Brooklyn Lit Crawl is exactly what you think it is: a book-and-booze fest that will feature over thirty authors (including my literary crush, author and New York Press columnist Amy Sohn) and fourteen separate events at ten different venues, including La Casita Yarn Shop, Camp, Micro Museum, Zombie Hut, and Book Court.

Oh yeah, and it’s all free.

View the entire schedule below.
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You’re So Vain, You Probably Think GUESTLIST is About You #GLIST

Is GUESTLIST by Jay Fingers a Roman a Clef

Upon completion of a work, writers are always asked the same two questions.

The first is, “Which character is you?” or some variation thereof. It is constantly speculated that the story you’ve written is nothing more than a roman à clef, the fictionalization of real events and real people, a potentially damning bit of prose designed to humiliate those fucktards who’ve wrong the author in real life.

And that leads to second question – “Is [Character X] based on me?”

Or some variation thereof.

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Walking Home From Cookers (Video)

Recorded last night as I walked home, a bit tipsy, from Night of the Cookers. I’m not really saying anything, but hey, I promised you more videos. Here ya go.

Oh, the song playing in the background is “She” by Tyler, the Creator featuring Frank Ocean. GOLF WANG!

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That’s A Nice Handbag, Ma’am

Beyonce Wants You To Buy This House of Dereon Handbag

This morning on the train, when an older woman stood in front next to me, my eyes immediately fell to her handbag. It was made by Dereon, Beyonce’s fashion label, and was constructed from fabric and patent leather with polished silvertone hardware.

I find myself doing this all the time now, and not just with handbags. Clothing, shoes, accessories of all kinds — I evaluate them all and attempt to discern the materials from which they were made and then I begin writing copy in my head.

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Drinking A Lot of Wine Alone is Not Lonely, It Is Romantic

Drinking Wine Alone

Happy Friday, y’all!

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Did the Olsen Twins Even Read Tyra Banks’ Novel?

Did the Olson Twins Even Read Tyra Banks' Novel?

Sad-yet-Hilarious News of the Day: celebutante twins Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen were the recipients of copies of Modelland, the “fantasy novel” written by Tyra Banks. Apparently, they weren’t too impressed with the adventures of Tookie De La Crème as both signed copies were donated, in near pristine condition, to Housing Works.

From the Housing Works Tumblr:

This happened/is happening, this being we seem to have gotten a donation of Tyra Banks’ “fantasy novel” Modelland, with one copy for Ashley Olsen and one for Mary-Kate Olsen. Note: Tyra’s notes are different. Ashley’s ends “smile” [update: or is that “smize”?] and MK’s ends “stay fierce and fabulous.” Also, from the two pages I read Modelland is like ANTM meets Hunger Games. The pair can be yours! Holler if you’re interested [UPDATE: AUCTION DETAILS FORTHCOMING.].

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Instagram Photo Challenge #AprilPhotoADay

Instagram Photo Challenge #AprilPhotoADay

Yes, I failed last month’s challenge something terrible. But this month I’ve been doing much better. Below are the pics I’ve so far taken for the Instagram #AprilPhotoAMonth Photo Challenge. Since they’ve opened the flood gates and the whole goddamn world is on Instagram now, there’s really only one thing to do: LET’S GET IT!

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