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I just found out I’m leaving tomorrow for Mongolia. If anyone knows anyone there, has any recommendations, has heard of a good shaman or a yurt I can sleep in, please do get in touch! mnmeltzer at gmail.
This is where I plan on getting reeducated.
Courtney Love, 1995, by Catherine McGann
Stocking by Miriam. The only holiday decor I need.
Dick Clark interviewing Madonna on American Bandstand, right after she performed “Holiday.”
Dick Clark: “When you went back to New York, you sang with a trillion bands. Then you quit and went out on your own. Were you the least bit scared to do that?”
Madonna: “Not really. I think I’ve always had a lot of confidence in myself.”
Dick Clark: “We are a couple of weeks into the new year. What do you hope will happen, not only in 1984, but for the rest of your professional life? What are your dreams? What’s left?”
Madonna: “To rule the world.”
This is actually just an aside from an essay on the writer Abby Aguirre’s ambivalence about having kids, which is great and features spectacular scenes from a California in the 1980s divorce.