March in review:

Read about atomic history, birds, things (Texas Monthly’s excellence) on the internet. Thought about Gwyneth Paltrow and schadenfreude, spoilers, sex addiction, and The Comeback’s comeback (maybe). Interviewed Leslie Jamison, The National and the National’s director brother, Stellan Skarsgard. Went to Paris in 25 books. Made a Mad Men/Daises joke. Documentaries, children’s literature, toxic teen relationships, St. Patrick’s Day movies, Keith Richards’ biography. Met Gloria Steinem. Loved With or Without You. Creepy photos of birds, True Detective-friendly¬†industrial rot, Kiev,¬†tattoos. Andrew Solomon is a genius, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, too. Walter Kirn is a good writer. Bret Easton Ellis is a brilliant provocateur, at least re: Lindsay Lohan. I want Lupita Nyong'o to succeed far more than Vice. Female artists (Lena Dunham, Adelle Waldman) spend more time talking back to their critics than Philip Roth.

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Bonus: I know you liked True Detective, but please never forget that Surfer, Dude is a real movie that exists, brah: