11/26/12 10:00am

Hell yes you can.

1. Eat some Japanese food to benefit the Rockaways. Nom nom nom. (Monday)

2. Learn how destroying the patriarchy can take the form of being a hollaback girl. (Monday)

3. Check out this YA author panel and you can have something to rap about with the kids when you see them on the street. (Tuesday)

4. Check out a lecture from the Masters of Social Gastronomy on how dieting is some bullshit. (Tuesday) (more…)

11/22/11 9:00am

All the sad young psuedo intellectuals. Image via New Yorker.

I was intrigued immediately upon reading the Brokelyn headline, “A free way to date the BK intelligentsia.” Why? I’m single. I started reading n+1 after devouring co-editor Keith Gessen’s novel about All the Sad Young Literary Men and kept reading when I discovered that each issue’s 200 pages were filled with even more sad young literary men’s critical-theory informed ramblings. I was sick of giving my number to boys in bars who seemed smart in person and used all the wrong conjugations of “your” via text. But how good could a free personals site that appeals to shy bookish types actually be? I sent in my post and received an unsurprisingly lengthy e-mail reply seeking a “cunning lit-cougar” a few days later. (more…)

10/27/11 1:05pm

He slipped a copy of Twilight inside that book.via Hot Guys Reading Books.

Hey sad young literary people: The interns over at n+1, the highbrow literature and culture magazine, launched a personals Tumblr (where else) just for you. The interns read and post submissions from date-seekers at their discretion, PLUS they sort through all inquiries and direct them to the appropriate companion-seeker. It seems like a lot of power to give an unemployed Brown grad over your love life, but it is a free dating service and probably offers a better caliber of folk than OKStupid. (Though here’s hoping there are no mix-ups — I’d hate to see an Alexander Pope fan matched with a John Dennis supporter.) (more…)