"It’s like if Joan Baez wrote a song for the civil rights movement, but the first third of the song is about how great the front of the bus is and how she gets sunburned and then she gets into the civil rights movement"

Bitchface comedian Joe Mande on why he hates Macklemore’s “Same Love” · HateSong · The A.V. Club

christinaaar:

“You get all this praise for your good behavior but inside you’re seething. I was fairly dutiful, and I felt that way. I’ve always loved that line from Flannery O’Connor’s ‘Revelation’: ‘Go back to hell where you came from, you old wart hog.’ In Wahpeton I was a graveyard-shift waitress who wanted to destroy my customers.”
From an interview with Louise Erdrich, one of my favorite writers, inspiring me to buy some burgundy tights.

Louise Erdrich appreciation blog.

christinaaar:

You get all this praise for your good behavior but inside you’re seething. I was fairly dutiful, and I felt that way. I’ve always loved that line from Flannery O’Connor’s ‘Revelation’: ‘Go back to hell where you came from, you old wart hog.’ In Wahpeton I was a graveyard-shift waitress who wanted to destroy my customers.”

From an interview with Louise Erdrich, one of my favorite writers, inspiring me to buy some burgundy tights.

Louise Erdrich appreciation blog.

(via color-me-damned)

Belle Director Amma Asante Explains Why She Wanted Tell a Jane Austen Story With a Black Protagonist | Women and Hollywood

If I’m honest, I wanted to show a woman of color being loved. We don’t see it that often. I wanted to change the conversation a little bit, change the dialogue a little bit — we are loved, [and] we can be loved. Dido was valuable enough to be loved, she was worthy of being loved, and she was loved. Her challenge was showing people the right way to love her in the way that she needed to be.

"What’s funny for me is Chuck fans are the hardest to peg down. I can spot a Gossip Girl fan a mile away. But Chuck fans are very unpredictable bunch. It’s as much female as it is male and families and kids who watched it with their parents and parents who got to share that time with their kids. So it has a surprisingly diverse fanbase."

'Chuck': Josh Schwartz on beloved series returning | Inside TV | EW.com

Aubrey Plaza on Her Zombie Movie Life After Beth -- Vulture

And Amy Poehler won the Golden Globe.

I’m so psyched for her. It was so fun to celebrate her that night. I feel like she is always the funniest person in the room and whenever she doesn’t win I’m like, How can the funniest person not win? So finally the funniest person won, which I thought was pretty cool. It was just awesome to have our leader up onstage just leading the night and crushing it like she does.

Vulture: How aggressively do you spoof the genre?
Wain: There's a reason why this sort of movie works, so it's a hard line when you're trying to divert from the formula but still stick to a story that's satisfying to the audience. In our case, though, we really are trying to undercut everything: It's a true, silly, insane comedy that more than anything is spoofing the genre and making fun of it. At the same time, we have Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler at the center of it, who have a true chemistry and charm and affection for each other that you can see onscreen and that kind of overrides the spoof elements.
Why Did “Wolf of Wall Street” Get a Pass From the MPAA, When Feminist Films Don’t? A Conversation With Jill Soloway – Flavorwire

The fact is that when I watch the movie now and I experience that scene, something is materially missing. The [MPAA’s] cuts ended up making that scene worse in a way that I can feel— or rather, I miss what I used to feel— when watching it. The movie is not as good with those cuts.