The judges of the Booker prize might have the HT on Mantel, but I read Wolf Hall and Bringing Up the Bodies in about two weeks, and am into this article she just wrote for the London Review of Books. It starts with Kate Middleton and Diana and folds many mostly female royal bodies together […]
Mm, go on, relationship experts. In this article in the NY Times, Alex Williams tries to parse out the new dating landscape for the sweeping, broadly accessible generation of people under 30 working in tech and media in Philadelphia, Manhattan, Williamsburg, Moorsetown, NJ, San Francisco, and LA. What’s frustrating to me about this article is […]
A dad changed the code of a video game so the protagonist was female instead of male, and his 3 year old daughter would grow up in a world where women fight and search on their own and prevail over danger. He wrote, “as you might imagine I’m not having my daughter growing up thinking […]
I’ve always loved hip hop but I listen to it so much less now than when I was in middle and high school. Part of it is that I’m no longer surrounded by people who are into it like I used to be, and part of it is that I’m pickier now and can’t deal […]
I just got back from “When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes” at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts. It is a revisiting of a seminal show from 1969 “Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Forms” curated by Harald Szeemann at the Kunsthalle Bern, that was instrumental in bringing the first wave of Conceptual […]
I’ve been meaning to do a post about why I love pop music so. much. and then today while doing research for it (ahem), I got caught up in the video for Climax by Usher. The video, in contrast to the title, is just a couple short hints of narrative fleshed out with close ups […]
I am not sure why this is news. Though they did just highlight an instance at the Republican Convention where an unplanned chant of U-S-A U-S-A (as opposed to the planned ‘Romney Ryan’?) prevented the delegate from Puerto Rico from taking the stage. Meow.