There's this science fiction story I can recall reading in at least one anthology, if not multiples. It is told from the perspective of a young mother who is going crazy dealing with her kid(s). The writing is very stark and bleak, but it's a fun story nonetheless. I am fairly certain the author was a woman. I believe it's from the late 60s or early to mid 1970s. [more inside]
posted by Slinga
on Aug 21, 2014 -
At some point in the mid-late 80's, someone snapped a pic of Neil Young wearing an Antone's nightclub shirt. The only version I can find on the internet is very low res & without attribution. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher
on Dec 5, 2013 -
For her bat mitzvah, I would like to give my niece a book that is age appropriate but will also have lasting value. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by janey47
on Apr 8, 2013 -
I'm about to leave for a two-day long car trip and I thought I could listen to some podcasts to pass the time. I'm a huge Bullseye with Jesse Thorn (formerly Sound of Young America) fan and I saw a link on the Maximum Fun website
to download a torrent of all of the old episodes.
So I downloaded the .torrent file and opened it on uTorrent but nothing happened. Any help on my predicament? What am I doing wrong and what can I do to properly download the files?
posted by rmttws
on Mar 13, 2013 -
I just moved to a big city after graduating college in August. I'm not sure exactly what I want to do, and I'm not the most ambitious or confident person, to say the least. I have a somewhat untreated case of ADD, but I don't take my meds anymore; I'm finding coffee and exercise are much better.
Anyways, I have gotten two different pieces of negative feedback on my phone behavior with people who had the potential to give me a job; they both basically said I sounded unenthusiastic. What is a good way to remedy this? [more inside]
posted by bluelights
on Oct 19, 2012 -
I remember a Young Adult Chapter book that I am trying to remember the name of.
The premise of the book was that you could achieve perfection by wearing a pickle around your neck, because nothing would be as embarrassing as that so you could do anything.
There was a pamphlet that suggested that a boy do this but the pamphlet stressed that you couldn't read ahead in the pamphlet.
posted by Infernarl
on Oct 24, 2011 -
What books can I read aloud to my kids (ages 7 and 10) that expand their horizons - to other countries, other cultures, history - and are also compelling? [more inside]
posted by Sukey Says
on Sep 10, 2010 -
Ok! What was the name of the show. It involved two guys, one in his late 20's, incredibly handsome, looked like the blond guy from Dukes of Hazzard only with brown hair, and he wore like a Gulliver's Travel get up, (he may have been from another time in the past) with a wine colored velvet laced up vest, billowing white shirt, and his sidekick was this super dorky teenager 14-18? and they would go on time travels together, and narrowly avoid tricky situations. It was usually shown on weekend afternoons, but it could have had a regular time slot in prime time. Racking my brain! Thanks for your help!
posted by donaldjans
on Aug 22, 2010 -
Traveling, as an 18 year old, alone and without a car. Possible? Plausible? Safe? Help me do this responsibly and mindfully. [more inside]
posted by makethemost
on Jul 7, 2010 -
My car was totaled, (totally not my fault) and I'm in the market for a newer car (yipee!). I was in a 2003 Mercury Sable and found it was too much car for me, now I'm leaning towards a coupe or smaller hatchback. Help me decide! [more inside]
posted by Advocate, I
on May 12, 2010 -
Asking a question for the lady: Help us find these books! They are a series of horse-themed books for young girls, from the 1980's... [more inside]
posted by kaseijin
on Apr 24, 2010 -
Can anyone recommend a church in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, preferably with one with a lot of young people (20s-30s). I'd really appreciate if current members or visitors could chime in with their experiences. [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo
on Feb 5, 2010 -
I have been invited to become an Elk! At 30 years of age, I feel like this one achievement, however dubious, finally signals my movement into adulthood. But there must be better, more awesome, and my own-age groups to join. Tell me what they are!
posted by parmanparman
on Dec 2, 2009 -
I’m in the process of divorcing, and starting to date seriously again. The catch: I’m absurdly young to be in this situation. How and when to break the news to dates? [more inside]
posted by ripley_
on Oct 20, 2009 -
I want to promote my Young Adult fantasy novel about Morgan le Fay on the web. The biggest audience should be young women and libraries; Wiccans, medieval re-enactors and King Arthur fans would dig it, too (I hope).
How can I best promote the book myself? What sites and blogs should I contact? Are author's tours effective? What should I definitely put my efforts into and what's not worth my time? [more inside]
posted by musofire
on Oct 11, 2009 -
Who are the new exciting, young novelists of the 21st century? I suddenly find myself with a lot more time on my hands for reading. [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Mar 2, 2009 -
Help me find this book I read as a kid. I remember a fair amount of it, but I just can't get the right Google combination to find it. [more inside]
posted by Lucinda
on Feb 9, 2009 -
How can I increase the likelihood that people will not think I am a middle-schooler? [more inside]
posted by fantine
on Jan 25, 2009 -
Back when I was in Elementary school around 1969 our teacher read a book aloud to the class that I remember as being kind of fantasy and kind of spooky. The plot was something about a sister and brother who were latch-key kids. I think the sister wore the house key around her neck on a green ribbon. Anyway, somehow they were "kidnapped" by an old person and and ended up on an island where the people never got older. I believe a closet was involved too THe way the people stayed young had something to do with the kids not being abled to leave. If someone knows the name of this book it would be great. Thanks.
posted by pjlalala
on Oct 30, 2008 -