1. Go ahead, be sarcastic

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    July 27, 2015 by carolinetanski

    Sometimes I command, “Internet, validate me!” and it works. “While practitioners of sarcasm have long believed intuitively that the “mental …
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  2. I was seven in my sister’s Geo Tracker

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    July 23, 2015 by carolinetanski

    “At twenty I fancy myself a connoisseur, telling the hot English professor I want so badly to love me — …
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  3. Afternoon book chat

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    July 13, 2015 by carolinetanski

    Once I finish my reading for Marla’s book club, I’ll be picking up Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me. …
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  4. Lots of news

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    July 8, 2015 by carolinetanski

    So much has been happening! The amazing Traveling MarLa has invited me to be a featured reader in her Occupy …
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  5. Widener 100

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    June 19, 2015 by carolinetanski

    When I moved to Boston in 2006, my first job was in a basement room of the Widener Library, the …
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  6. “Excerpts from Philosophers’ Breakup Letters Throughout History”

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    June 12, 2015 by carolinetanski

    From a couple of days ago, the New Yorker takes us inside some notable breakups of prominent philosophers. “One day …
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  7. 76<100

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    June 4, 2015 by carolinetanski

    In further evidence that Pittsburgh is great, artist Elana Schlenker has opened a pop-up store in Garfield with a “pay …
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  8. How to skin a komodo dragon

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    May 29, 2015 by carolinetanski

    The squeamish may want to avoid this Atlantic article, but those who are interested in reptiles, veterinary science, and digital …
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  9. Texts from Prufrock

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    May 21, 2015 by carolinetanski

    On the Toast today, “Texts from J. Alfred Prufrock” there’s like a bunch of mermaids here and they definitely hate …
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  10. New at Knee-Jerk: baseball!

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    May 20, 2015 by carolinetanski

    No one will mistake me for an avid sports fan, but I do have a weakness for baseball. The newest …
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