Happy New Year.
But how happy could it be if you know it’s one of your last? Just got some awful news from a friend, the kind of news that instantly takes all of the oxygen out of your lungs and makes it feel like it’s being pumped into your brain until your head explodes. Not sure if I articulated that quite right, but if you’ve ever felt sad and helpless, you’ll probably understand....
As someone who hates cigarettes and loves... →
To be honest, I didn’t even notice the ad on the back when I read the pullout/issue in question. But even though it slipped by me initially, I do know that RS is going to need to come up with a much better explanation than this separation of edit and ad defense. Seriously? I’m pretty sure there are adjacency/design guidelines in place to make sure magazines police this stuff.
Perceptive Pixel →
So cool! via adam.
Davey Dance Blog -38- ROCKEFELLER CENTER - Mariah Carey - “All I Want for Xmas is You” on Vimeo (via Vimeo) This made my day. (College friends: He looks like Paul Thompson, no?)
Now that our secret secular holiday buddies have...
Michael Pollan contextualizes sustainability in... →
short, current, to the point.
This was the important development: the decision to treat every subject, known...– Finally got around to reading Carla’s n+1 piece on the evolution of Gawker in full. (The one that inspired this.) I found the statement above spot-on: not only does it aptly sum up Gawker’s major Coen-era turning point, but it also pinpoints the irony that is Gawker today: How relevant...
A one-track mind.
After spending the last 10 minutes emailing friends about Thursday’s taco bar, overheard elevator conversation confirms that Apple Paltrow and I are on the same page.
Gwyneth: You know who works here? Mommy's friend Jill!
Apple: Does that mean there's snacks?
Go away! And don’t come back for five to seven days!– Vada Sultenfuss in My Girl, and exactly how I’m feeling right now.
The Paper - a Documentary Film by Aaron Matthews →
“From gay rights to racial bias, from plummeting circulation to “infotainment,” from burnt-out reporters to hard-bitten editors, THE PAPER goes inside the newsroom to reveal the drama of deadline journalism. But this is not some big-city major daily. It’s The Daily Collegian, published by students at Pennsylvania State University who, in the course of one crisis-filled year face crashing...
Promise Breaker - Esquire →
A phenomenal work of short fiction by Chris Adrian. [As an aside, it’s worth noting that, on paper, Adrian is the type of man me (a writer), my mom (a doctor) and my grandmother (a divinity student) could all agree on.]
perfectionists never battle stigma nor consider... →
Main Entry: tum-bl-imia Pronunciation: tüm-bü-ˈlē-mē-ə Function: noun Def.: Bingeing on tumblr-purging, e.g. four postings in one hour and no more for days. A cycle I should break. Must be more transparent with all of my thoughts/crushes/observations.
sara came in and did her stuff. i added some percussion and that keybd part. it...– mr. chris gregory on upcoming GB/PN collaboration
GB + PN = an EP that will blow your mind Recording finished this week…
Narcissism is driven by fear.
Reading: The Culture of Narcissism by Christopher Lasch A little dated in parts, yes, and I agree with some ideas much more than others, but it’s still an incredibly thought-provoking read and exactly what I needed this morning. I highly recommend it to anyone who finds themselves living in the midst of the urban coastal elite—and who may think of their own self-awareness as a weakness...
The downside of address book importing.
I just got my third social networking request from THE GIRL WHO BOUGHT MY MATTRESS OFF OF CRAIGSLIST IN ‘05. We are not friends. I mean, not that we couldn’t be..we just aren’t there…yet.
Let's do this.
Crowd Farming. v. Generating energy from the movement of hordes in football stadiums and train stations by installing weight-responsive dynamos under the floors. A subway system could be partially powered by the foot traffic of approximately 25,000 people—though not until the first crowd farm is actually built. (via Wired.)