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LOL w/ Longreads: OITNB, tour diaries, brunch etc.

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Compiled by Emily Perper

1. When Netflix crashes because everyone’s watching “Orange is the New Black” at the same time, take a few minutes to read this interview with the show’s talented & adorable writer, Lauren Morelli. (Brittani Nichols, Autostraddle, January 2014)

2. Read this as you wait for your friends to show up to brunch. They’re always late; there’s always a wait. It’s okay. Your Brunch Order is the Window to Your Soul is here for you. (Bennett Madison, Gawker, June 2014)

3. The comedic minds behind and stars of NBC’s “Undateable” took to the street to promote their new show. Read creator Bill Lawrence’s tour diary: The “Undateable” Comedy Tour: How to Launch (or Not Launch) a TV Show in 2014. (Grantland, May 2014)

4. Check your mailbox. No, not the one in front of your house — you, know, the other mailbox. The one where you’ll find The Illuminati Summer Newsletter. (Will Stephen, The New Yorker, May 2014)

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LOLing With Longreads 4/18/14

Emily Perper

I Was an Arcade Fire Bobblehead Decoy.” (Amos Barshad, Grantland)

“The top secret missive came from deep within the Arcade Fire camp — we’re bobbleheading tonight. We need an extra bobblehead. Are you ready, willing, and able to assist in the case of bobbleheading?”

“The Unruly Stoner Girl: What Makes Broad City so Radical” (Anne Helen Petersen, Los Angeles Times Review of Books)

Broad City is one of those unexpected yet universally beloved shows. If you’ve seen any or all of the episodes, you’ll have noticed that, as Petersen points out, Broad City has a lot in common with dude-centric tropes (pot! casual sex! etc.) and this places it in a category of women performing transgressive comedy (see: Gilda, Lena, Lucille). Spoiler alert: It’s awesome. And important for Feminism. 
 

“I regret pairing Ron and Hermione together (because Ron is a time-traveling Dumbledore),” JK Rowling Admits.” (Mallory Ortberg, The Toast)

God, I love The Toast. It might be the One True Website for up-and-coming writers/lady power/funny everything. I tangent. The omnihilarious Mallory Ortberg explores the possibility that Ron is Dumbledore and Dumbledore is Ron BECAUSE TIME TRAVEL. (Read “The Secret Ronbledore Pages” here.)