Saturday, January 4, 2014
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Anonymous asked: Hi Sarah, my name is Michael Hobbes, I'm a writer too. I thought your Tonya Harding essay was the best thing I've read in ages, and I am going to buy the hell out of your book when it's finished. I don't want to ask anything, I just wanted to let you know that. So now you know!
Having one reader guaranteed takes a load off! I’m so glad you liked it.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
When medieval people wrote about birds, what they were actually writing about was sex. Even monks. Especially monks.
Literature, Ohio University
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Early ’90s Carrie Fisher is the wind beneath my wings.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Peter Hujar, Candy Darling On Her Deathbed
The Mummies of Venzone
For hundreds of years, a mystery surrounded the cathedral of Venzone, a small city in the province of Udine, Italy. Instead of decomposing normally, bodies buried in the tombs beneath the cathedral were perfectly preserved and still recognizable decades later, a fact which led the townspeople to periodically retrieve and commune with their dead loved ones. In modern times, scientists finally traced the source of this wonder to Hypha tombicina, a microscopic, parasitic fungus that rapidly dehydrates the bodies before decomposition can even begin.