"Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)
Elliott and the friends with whom he recorded in middle school in Texas (photo courtesy of Dan Pickering)
Do most women have secret wardrobes that they hide from their husbands, so that the men in their lives will never know how much those shoes actually cost?
The New Yorker critiques Lifetime’s Sunday lineup — and apparently doesn’t like it too much.
A while back, Broadsheet’s Lynn Harris wrote about the Duggar family, in which the parents eschewed birth control in favor of having 16 kids. Well, guess what? They just popped out the 17th, and someone made this poster in their name.
According to a study reported on by NPR, women who negotiate for higher salaries are viewed more negatively than men who do the same thing.
Anyone hanging out in Shanghai, China, this weekend might want to check out the fourth sex expo there. Over 300 “historic” sex toys will be on display, along with a sex products dealer fair where visitors can buy more modern accessories.
Last, just to keep you confused about whether your coffee is going to kill you or keep you healthy, here’s an article about a study demonstrating that coffee had a positive effect on older women’s memories. (That is, it improved women’s ability to remember things; it did not improve the quality of the memories per se.) Drink up.
Heatmiser publicity shot (L-R: Tony Lash, Brandt Peterson, Neil Gust, Elliott Smith) (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott and JJ Gonson (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
"Stray" 7-inch, Cavity Search Records (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott's Hampshire College ID photo, 1987
Elliott with "Le Domino," the guitar he used on "Roman Candle" (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Full "Roman Candle" record cover (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott goofing off in Portland (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Heatmiser (L-R: Elliott Smith, Neil Gust, Tony Lash, Brandt Peterson)(courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
The Greenhouse Sleeve -- Cassette sleeve from Murder of Crows release, 1988, with first appearance of Condor Avenue (photo courtesy of Glynnis Fawkes)