“What’s this place called? Chipotle?” “Yep.” “We don’t have anything like this where I’m from!” “Where are you from?” “Kansas City.”
The new Tana French is highly engaging so far BUT I NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH ROB AND CASSIE. Cassie obviously had a baby with Boring Sam, right?
“Though some said they had never set foot in the Bronx — let alone pictured it as a mecca for upscale retail — they reasoned that if it was good enough for the Yankees and Jennifer Lopez, it was surely good enough for Prada and Louis Vuitton.”
Band Aids Iced Tea Yellow flats Coconut shampoo
“Oh, there’s a Wells Fargo over there.” “No, that’s not a branch, that is Wells Fargo.” “But the sign says—” “No, it’s—” “Ooooh.” “Yeah.”
“I’m so glad there’s a Tim Horton’s there so you can drink the same iced coffee as me.” Friendship.
“I’m going to need to get a stepstool to get—” “To get into your bed?” ”.”
I was telling an acquaintance about how much I was looking forward to riding the bus to East Harlem to spend the Target gift card someone sent me for moving-related accessories, mostly so I could slowly walk up and down the aisles with a large, cold drink in my hand, examining each toothbrush holder as if it were a treasure from an old attic. “So you DO have guilty pleasures”, she...
Lapham's Quarterly: In (belated) celebration of... →
laphamsquarterly: In (belated) celebration of the birthday of Henry David Thoreau, we take a look at a historical food mystery. In his seminal biography on Henry David Thoreau, Walter Harding, widely recognized as America’s leading Thoreau scholar for more than 40 years, leaves no stone unturned in…
Did Aaron Burr practice before his deadly duel... →
laphamsquarterly: Practicing before a duel was ungentlemanly, but Aaron Burr was rarely the gentleman. In honors of yesterday’s Hamilton-Burr dueleversary, Paul Collins sent us this nugget about Burr’s supposed target practice.