the meek, the merciful, the pure of heart, and the peacemakers
Just read an email from my Mom that two people I went to elementary and middle school with recently were engaged. Past, Present, and Forever After rolled into one! That’s a whole lot of shared memory, mazal tov.
I highly recommend this documentary. The journalists featured are wonderfully intelligent, dedicated, and gifted.
Weimar Germany, We See You!
Weimar Culture seems pretty remarkable. Christian Schad (German, 1894-1982). Count St. Genois d’Anneaucourt, 1927.
Good Marketer, Bad Marketer
Shout out to the marketers who put beautiful things in our lives. This Chanel No. 5 insert that came with Vogue magazine is incredible. It is so well made and beautiful. It must have cost at least $2 a unit. There is no way that Chanel can measure the ROI here, there is no traditional business case. The business case is that Chanel puts out the type of incredible, great stuff that is possible...
What Was The Hipster?
The hipster, both in black and white incarnations, in his essence has been abotu superior knowledge — what Broyard, in his article, called a priorism. Broyard insisted that black hipsterism was developed from a sense that black people in America were subject to decisions made about their lives by conspiracies of power which held a monopoly on infomration that they could never possible...
This blog has funny, smart, overwritten music reviews. Shouts to Silvio, what a train wreck that was.
LiveLoveASAP mixtape by ASAP Rocky is insanely good, hat tip to Chris. Harlem!
The new Drake album is lovely. No mainstream rapper has been inclined to offer so much emotional vulnerability. Jay-Z rapped about being ambivalent about success, but its all in the guise of a humblebrag. Kid Cudi talks about his demons but he presents them as something apart from himself, like the alcoholic distinct from the alcoholism. Drake is really doing something unique. “I think...
Critical Line: What's Jenny Holzer on about? →
For some reason, I often find incredible content by reading the articles that embed the images I find in Google image search. This is an interesting essay I found while hunting deadstock Jenny Holzer Keds, which can’t be bought online!? criticalline: I’ve been thinking about artist’s writings a lot lately. And thinking about what they are not. I’m convinced that Jenny Holzer is simply...
Teddy & Michelle
So my brother Teddy polled the family on what he should say when he got to meet Michelle Obama at an upcoming fundraiser that he had randomly happened his way into. The only thing I could come up with was the line my twenty-something beer-toting buddy Kevin L. delivered to NYC DA Robert Morgenthau just as their picture was being snapped: “Wow, I bet it would be bad for your career to be...