Sinkholes and Sunk Roles

By Hazlitt

And so it begins: the race to be the Song of the Summer.

Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn talks to the New York Times Sunday Book Review about her love of unreliable narrators, Flowers in the Attic, and Joyce Carol Oates. 

This is what it looks like when a sinkhole just decides it’s time to happen.

“I mean, I think the episode where Jack gets his tattoos in Thailand. I think it’s cringe-worthy, where he’s flying the kite on the beach. It was not our finest hour. We used Matthew Fox’s real tattoos. That’s how desperate we were for flashback stories.” Series creator(s) Daton Cuselof discuss(es) the nadir of Lost.

Oh, SHUT UP, Salon.

Bill Clinton may have been a white man with white concerns, but his whiteness didn’t protect him from pointed attacks—as Ta-Nehisi Coates writes, he was racialized, too

Sometimes, in Australia, they put another 
bacon-wrapped alligator with a whole chicken in its mouth on the barbie. 

“It’s just as important to 
make clear that an offender never gets off the hook because his victim happened to be drunk. ‘We were both totally out of it’ is just not a defense. It would be unthinkable—wouldn’t it?—to acquit killers, kidnapers, or thieves for this reason. There is no reason on earth to single out rapists for special treatment.” 

Another day, 
another woman selling her virginity for $800,000

“Climbing over the fence, [Nancy Drew] looked up to see a loaded gun in her face. The force of the blast threw her to the ground and one Mary Jane shoe tumbled across the field and into a rabbit hole.” What happens when the horrifying Castle Doctrine is inserted into Young Adult stories? 
Well.

The art of anticipation
.

“The Van Sweringen brothers started out as office boys at a fertilizer company. They ended up, like everyone else, as fertilizer. In the interim, they became very rich, 
and then went very broke.”