From the deranged fan-mail bin: Russia is “the path of least resistance”? Um. Ok.

Hokay, so my new blogging policy generally involves Not Encouraging The Weirdos. I think it’s a good blogging policy. Certainly, it is sane. Some might even use the word “mature” in describing it. However, every once in a while, I get so irked by particular commentary sent my way (usually from some bizarre e-mail address,Continue reading “From the deranged fan-mail bin: Russia is “the path of least resistance”? Um. Ok.”

Kids these days need to take their Alexander McQueen heels and get off my lawn: Camille Paglia on Lady Gaga

I’m honestly thankful for those moments wherein someone hails me and goes “Natalia! Camille Paglia’s written some bullshit again somewhere!” – because it keeps me blogging. Due to various professional and personal commitments, I don’t blog nearly as much as I used to. Sadpants, etc. Then, Camille Paglia writes a piece on which some editorContinue reading “Kids these days need to take their Alexander McQueen heels and get off my lawn: Camille Paglia on Lady Gaga”

Dear Roman Polanski, we have presents for you

Right through here. Seriously  – this entire Polanski thing has once again reminded me that I am in the wrong line of work. The news is an unnecessarily depressing business. I’d like to go back to my earlier childhood dream of being an orientologist in Australia. Or Brazil. Or Argentina. I’m pretty sure that notContinue reading “Dear Roman Polanski, we have presents for you”

Beauty is the path

I had a distressing conversation the other day. It went something like this: “Man. I am bummed. I was involved in an exciting project, and now it’s over. And there are, like, hurt feelings on both sides. Bummer. Man.” “Well, considering the fact that you use your looks to get involved in most exciting projects…”Continue reading “Beauty is the path”