The romance of the self elsewhere
eekshecried: […] I don’t want to live in a small town in Kentucky. I know that life’s not for me. But I think about other regions, and cottage industries, and weird little cabins in the woods, and it’s like playing paper dolls. What would I look like with this set of rubber boots? That set of snow tires? What could I accomplish in the middle of nowhere? How would I be different in a...
Doozers do San Francisco.
Overheard at Quills Coffee
Mother to three children about 5: “Can’t you tell how much better real sugar tastes than high fructose corn syrup?” They weren’t buying it.
Above, Jonathan Franzen, wearing glasses, at his book party at the Bowery Hotel in Manhattan, talking to Deborah Treisman. Left, in center, Nan Graham. Top left, waiters at the party. Left and right, guests at the party. Below, the author Zadie Smith, center.
The cure, or at least a salve, for this condition is transparency,...– The new public editor.
One of four stunning videos on health insurance produced by Everynone (I missed these when they aired on NPR in December). I love how these videos suggest ways of telling a very large, abstract story through very particular individuals’ lives. More than that, though: the style of filmmaking draws our attention to mundane details. These details are both concrete and moving, without becoming...
Basically what it means is, I’m ripping off the movies that ripped off ‘Last...– Christopher Nolan