— "Gerwig, who is twenty-nine, also has a precise, literate mind, but she is more buoyant, and sometimes has the air, not uncommon among her contemporaries, of having swallowed a very low dose of LSD."
— "You won’t just be having the experience; the experience will be changing you. On the other side, you will be a different kind of person. Making such a decision, you will always be uninformed."
— "There is little sense in shouting against the wind, but the blog — the blog as a thematically or personally coherent space containing an individual's or a subject's specific interests, commitments, attitudes — was a great thing, and its decline is saddening."
— "The gigantic ethics violation that was once called the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, and is now known as White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner Weekend, is fast upon us."
— "About 54 percent of graduate students report feeling so depressed they have “a hard time functioning,