Emotional Appeal: Provocations of Laughter or Tears This Week

“An American Poem” by Eileen Myles; second time, hearing her read it

The Royal Tenenbaums, despite myself

Veep, season 5, mostly at the language

Just 27 Women Waiting for Men to Stop Talking in 2016,” but almost too true

Hunger Makes Me” by Jess Zimmerman, and remembering Caroline Knapp‘s Appetites

And because it just does: