In short, I was traveling, discovering. Maybe not in the flesh, but I was an explorer nonetheless. I've been fascinated with the beguiling world of Google Street View for a decade now. I often turn to it as a research tool when I'm writing a novel, but more often than not, I simply use it to practice being a curious human. What an unbelievable resource! An endless fountain for little details. You can traipse down almost any street in the world, unbothered by snow or rain or gloom of night, completely safe, eating your Cheetos, and if you grow weary of your traipsing you can teleport to a completely new place on a new continent. … [Read more...] about How to see the world when you’re stuck at home
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They are discomfiting and tempting, catnip to boredom and cabin fever. I’d rather look longingly at clothes I am no longer wearing, imagining a time when they are once again a part of my life (parties! work events! restaurants!) than face reality (stories of trauma, hospital shortages, businesses on the brink of bankruptcy). … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | Should we still go shopping (online)?
Tiger King tells the tale of Joe Exotic, the exact average between a Danny McBride character and a Christopher Guest character. When we meet Joe, he’s a showboating Oklahoma zookeeper with a rebellious streak who is destined to go to prison for the attempted murder of his nemesis, an animal activist named Carole Baskin. The story of how Joe ends up in prison is populated by a de facto Halloween costume factory of a cast, and is filled by so many outlandish, heartbreaking, and hilarious WTF moments, it would be a crime to reveal too many of them here. … [Read more...] about 17 iconic lines from Netflix’s bonkers ‘Tiger King’ that’ll soon be on t-shirts
“Even instead of sitting for 10 seconds and trying to remember someone’s name, I’ll go to Google or my Gmail and try to recall it that way,” Berman says. “The internet is used as this big crutch. So I think that’s represented in The Follow-Up.” … [Read more...] about Bored celebs + cooped-up fans = Cameo is booming during COVID-19
(Also worth noting: Kerri Hicks, a university library web services manager, suggested that the kitchen can be a looming temptation for the new home worker. She advised, “With a fully stocked fridge and pantry, it can be tempting to run to the fridge for a snack at intervals that wouldn’t be appropriate in an office. Avoid all-day grazing by prepping a snack or two in the morning, and scheduling them throughout the day.”) … [Read more...] about Working from home? Here’s how to separate the ‘work’ from the ‘home’