meet me in the hallway:
wandering the streets at two am on a thursday morning. rain hitting against the windows. half remembered dreams. laying in bed with your headphones on.
sign of the times:
the last warm day of the year. too hot coffee. sitting outside of a party listening to the muffled music playing coming through the door.
the hottest day of the year. dive bars. the feeling of being in the middle of a crowd at a concert with everyone singing along. a cold beer.
growing up. sitting on the roof of your house and crying. pretending to not notice an ex when you walk by them on the street. missing someone.
driving with the windows down on the first day of summer. seeing your loved ones for the first time in a long time. iced tea. petting your dog.
the build up right before you kiss someone you're into. walking down a city street. that sweet spot when you're drinking and you feel like you can fly.
heartbeat going a little too fast. being on a roller coaster right before the drop. going to a twenty-four hour diner with your friends and laughing too loud.
ever since new york:
watching the sunset. saying goodbye. the moment in between being asleep and being wide awake after a good night's sleep. sitting in your friend's backyard staring at the stars.
from the dining table:
sitting on the floor with your knees against your chest. staring at your cell phone and waiting for a text. the day you realize all the holiday lights have been taken down. realizing that this chapter in your life is over.
Fallon is not apolitical at all. He had Chris Christie on during the unfolding of the Bridgegate scandal, let Christie say whatever he wanted, and didn’t question him about it at all. They even did a stupid dance together.
And then he had the infamous ruffling of Trump’s hair, which I hope clings to him for the rest of his life.
In both of these instances, Fallon had powerful political figures on his show, and he gave them unfiltered access to his audience, letting them deliver whatever message or impression they wanted.
By giving these two men (and others) this platform and opportunity, on the public airwaves, Fallon took an explicitly political position, and that position was “whatever these guys want you to believe is true, because look at how much fun we’re having! Let’s lip sync now!”
He may never overtly express a political opinion, but Jimmy Fallon is anything but apolitical.
Newly hired New York Times columnist
Bret Stephens’ controversial first column is going over like a lead
balloon with the paper’s progressive readers — some of whom are
furiously pledging to unsubscribe.
the column, Stephens cautions readers that even though the data pointed
to Hillary Clinton winning the election, that’s not
what ended up happening. “There’s a lesson here” about climate change,
“We live in a world in which data
convey authority. But authority has a way of descending to certitude,
and certitude begets hubris,” Stephens wrote.
“Claiming total certainty about the science traduces the spirit of
science and creates openings for doubt whenever a climate claim proves
Stephens’ skepticism incensed scores
of readers, many of whom claimed on Twitter to be in the process of
cancelling their subscriptions. Read more (5/1/17)