It's the little things

Despite the ongoing national nightmare in America (and, in large part, because The Rachel Maddow Show only airs five nights a week), I took the liberty of compiling a few things over the weekend (read: apolitical distractions) to look forward to come spring.

Father John Misty's Pure Comedy (April 7)

Oh, man. If there's one preacher papa I can get behind right now, it's Father John. After devouring Pure Comedy's title track and corresponding film (above), I can hardly wait to hear the whole, damn thing. In addition, and for purely comedic purposes, check out Misty's latest, Tongue-in-Cheek 'Generic Pop Songs,' released on Sunday (decidedly not featured on the album).

Victoria Beckham For Target Collection (April 9)

Coincidence that the much-anticipated, poppy, new Target collab from former pop star and Spice Girl debuts on my birthday? I think not. But until April 9 arrives, I'll keep busying myself, wishlisting Beckham's buzzy bee prints and mod squad silhouettes.

HBO's Big Little Lies (Ep. 1-5 streaming)

Perhaps Vox said it best, when synopsizing last night's stunning, fifth episode of HBO's latest miniseries. "Nicole Kidman forever and ever, amen." Kidman, once again, proves herself an indelible force, playing a pivotal role in, what The A.V. Club deems, "a vital story about abuse." With just two episodes remaining, I'll remain on the edge of my seat until it's conclusion and, conceivably, for some time thereafter.

Joan Didion's South and West: From a Notebook / Vanity Fair's Special Commemorative Edition: The Kennedys

Currently coveting prime positions on my nightstand? These never-before-seen excerpts from the brilliant mind of Joan Didion, and VF's special commemorative edition of The Kennedys (natch).

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Alt. Memoirs

Have I written anything lately? Not really. But I have been adding to the ever-inflating listicle of alt. titles for my (entirely fictional) forthcoming memoir. For your consideration:


Natural Brunette

There Will Be Wine

I Have Everything To Apologize For

Does It Come In Black?

I'll Go Last (And Other Suppertime Anxieties)

A Lily Grows In Grey Goose

Glamour Puss

Everyone Is Incompetent

Later That Night, I Got To Drinking

Tequila & Tetanus: A Tale Of Two Shots

Aries AF


Romantics Anonymous

I Dream Of Cheese

Regrets Always

The Anxiety Society

A Canadian Exit or An Irish Exit, With Apologies


By all means, play favorites in the comments, below.  x L