Jan 14, 2015 Levislade commented on 2,000 Seattleites Have Given Up a Personal Car in Favor of Car2Go.
Isn't Zipcar still happening?
Jan 12, 2015 Levislade commented on First Charlie Hebdo Cover Since the Massacre to Feature Muhammad Carrying a "Je Suis Charlie" Sign.
My gut reaction: "Je suis Ahmed" would have been a more powerful statement.
Dec 23, 2014 Levislade commented on Music Journalist Will "Help" Your Band—for a "Hopefully Reasonable Fee".
This seems like a stretch of the crowdfunding concept to me. There's no "project" you're funding (apart from his writing career, I guess), it's basically just fee for service. Anyway, no, I wouldn't "contribute"; it's too late for me anyway.
Nov 17, 2014 Levislade commented on What Do You Think of Jonathan Franzen?.
Not a superfan, but I will take him over Tao Lin any day.
Oct 31, 2014 Levislade commented on In Honor of Halloween, Restaurant Offers to Add Terrifying Strips of Pig Gut to Any Item.
What about option 3: "Can we all please stop congratulating ourselves for thinking bacon is delicious? Hey look, it's a zombie with a big mustache eating bacon! HAHAHAA-shut up."
Oct 22, 2014 Levislade commented on Can You Guess the Secret?.
Then of course there's the idea that the news is not just for the people in the community immediately affected by that news, so an open secret in the theater community might be surprising and still of interest to those of us who pay more attention to music, books, sports, TV, etc., but still care what goes on in other fields - or those people who attend theater performances regularly but aren't necessarily tuned into behind-the-scenes talk (there must be some of those, right?).
Oct 17, 2014 Levislade commented on Meet Mindie Lind, the Musician Opening for Lena Dunham Tomorrow Night.
Mindie's the best. She's also playing tonight at Conor Byrne . . .
Sep 25, 2014 Levislade commented on Why Don't I Like David Mitchell?.
I am surprised by your feelings on Mitchell - I adore him - but yeah, I guess your feelings are your feelings. Reading this reminds me of how I feel about A Visit from the Goon Squad and The Goldfinch, although yours is perhaps a more mature response, since you seem to think it's your fault, and I'm still convinced everyone else is wrong about those two.
Aug 14, 2014 Levislade commented on SL Letter of the Day: Happy Anniversary.
I've never been to anyone's third anniversary party. Who the hell has third anniversary parties?