One of Flavorwire’s favorite people, Tina Fey, turns 43 years old today, so we’re marking the occasion in the best way we know how — by rounding up some of the funniest witticisms and best advice from the brilliant and funny writer/comedienne. We’ve got one for every year, so click through for her thoughts on working motherhood, celebrity, homophobia, strip clubs, and Mark Wahlberg’s… Read More
We’d like to interrupt your regularly scheduled St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with a few words of wisdom. Put down that green beer — you never really liked it anyway — and cozy up with these authors from the Emerald Isle that have shared poetic anecdotes on what it means to be Irish. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be glad you weren’t shamed into dressing like a leprechaun. Happy reading! … Read More
We’ve all had great lines from literature stuck in our heads before. Some people choose to make the situation more permanent. Here, our favorite literary quote… Read More
When Liz Smith prematurely (and opportunistically) reported yesterday afternoon that Nora Ephron had died, I didn’t want to believe it could be true. But when the writer and filmmaker’s passing was confirmed a few hours later, all I could think about was an evening I was fortunate enough to spend in her presence a few months ago, when Lena Dunham screened Ephron’s directorial debut, 1992′s terribly underrated This Is My Life, as part of a series of movies about female friendship at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Although the film held up beautifully, it was the Q&A session afterward that stuck with me, in which Ephron spoke boldly and candidly about her time in the industry, recalling the positive and negative aspects with intelligence and insight.
It’s that very intelligence and insight that will surely be her legacy, in movies and books and essays that get at both small and huge truths about life and love. So I can’t think of a better way to remember her than to compile some of her greatest revelations, which span from fashion advice to exhortations to get the most out of life to rapturous celebrations of food. Nora Ephron really loved food. … Read More
Congratulations! You just put the final coat of paint on your Westeros papier-mâché relief map, there’s a batch of nearly perfected King Joffrey-head cake pops in the fridge, and you’re feeling infinitely stronger after the past ten months of Braavosi Water Dancing lessons. The only problem is that all this preparation for the return of your beloved series has taken you out of the dating game, and your rapier is the closest thing you’ve had to a romantic attachment in a year. It’s understandable you’re feeling less than confident in your flirting abilities, but before you do something drastic like commit yourself to the celibate lifestyle of the Night’s Watch, why not try some of our Game of Thrones pickup lines this coming Sunday? Hand-picked from Season 1, they’re spoiler-proof and organized step-by-step to help you land the man or woman of your dream noble house. … Read More