Category Archives: In case you missed it

Wherein a Warholian 15 minutes are extended

All made-up constructions.

Just as we look with curiosity at the hep lingo of the Beats (and selectively adopt their patois), I predict generations hence will both mock and adopt the Google-optimized syntax and gleefully vulgar diction of the contemporary listicle. And in … Continue reading

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Fire escapes.

I love that fire escapes is a complete sentence.

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Turtles all the way down.

Last Saturday, Christina and I watched a reading of “Manahatta” by Mary Kathryn Nagle at the Public as part of their New Work Now! 2013 series. It’s a delightfully arch production, structured as a series of scenes between two time … Continue reading

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The dialogue between desire and possibility.

I added War From the Ground Up to my to-read list, largely based on this crystalline, headstone-worthy epigram: As Simpson puts it, strategy is always “the dialogue between desire and possibility”. Politicians may desire an outcome but their strategy has … Continue reading

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At its center is the squirrel, combusting.

From the apocalyptic imagery of its opening lines to one of the most evocative descriptions of bureaucratic residue I’ve read, very few articles about our electrical grid have captured my imagination quite like “Squirrel Power!” It’s a story about power … Continue reading

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And you already know how this will end.

Tetris used to be a fixture of my mornings, a harbinger of the day ahead. It starts empty, builds rationally, and is led to disarray and disaster through series of unexpected events. There is almost always something left to clear. … Continue reading

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The world’s most prolific street photography collective.

Jon Rafman’s 9 eyes curates the work of the world’s most prolific street photography collective. via Evan Sharp

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Artisanal GIFs.

With broadband connections and high-definition YouTube and Hulu clips as prevalent as they are, why do people want to watch these relatively grainy, endlessly looping little videos? Part of the answer is that animated GIFs—soundless, coarsely textured, and powerless to … Continue reading

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Scaffoldage.

I am now subscribing to Scaffoldage. (via things magazine)

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You are listening to Los Angeles.

You are listening to Los Angeles is an astounding single-serving site. Technically, it’s a cloud-leveraged mashup of a SoundCloud file, LAPD streaming audio, Cabin typeface, and a Flickr photo. As an experience, it’s not unlike a Pandora station started by … Continue reading

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Monster movies.

A couple film-related nuggets I picked up on Clusterflock: If LeBron James starred in Space Jam 2, he would leave the Toon Squad for the Monstars in the middle of the movie. Via Clusterflock “Let’s Enhance” is certainly a direct … Continue reading

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A web of yes.

via Kindra I thought these two were related: I’ve learned that the web has countless ways to say “no,” or to say “meh.” It has fewer ways to say “yes.” Readability looks like a way to say “yes” to people … Continue reading

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