Hilary Mantel is killing it.

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 […]

“Relationship experts point to technology as another factor in the upending of dating culture.”

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 […]

How awesome is this?

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 […]

Three points on art

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 […]