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Film in the digital era (Episode…..)

10.29.18 Posted in Media, Movies by

The news that FilmStruck is closing down isn’t exactly surprising but it does strike a chord because, aside from MUBI, it was one of the only streaming services to focus on curating movies outside of the mainstream. If you go to iTunes, Netflix, or Amazon you’ll see plenty of movies on offer but most of […]


Kitchen Work – Food writing’s quiet revolution

04.19.18 Posted in Food, Media by

Kitchen Work is a delightful food journal because it turns all the food media standards on their head. You won’t find it on most magazine racks, in fact the only place I’ve seen it is where I discovered it on the shelf at Ritual on Valencia tucked away among the rest of the merch. A […]


Career description

01.18.14 Posted in Art, Media by

“He reminds me very much of the flâneur: He’s in society and not engaging. But there’s a fork in the road where the flâneur is able to take all that knowledge and mobilize it, but never is it about personal agency. Sort of like the Wizard of Oz.” Kehinde Wiley speaking of Jeffrey Deitch from […]


New York Magazine goes off

08.15.13 Posted in Media by

Last week’s New York Magazine was yet another argument for Adam Moss as the editor of our time. First up, Scott Brown’s conversation with script doctor Damon Lindelof which takes a tour through the his trade and dissects the world of the summer block buster through a hypothetical retelling of the story of John Henry. […]


The Guardian: Why read any other obituaries?

01.05.13 Posted in Media by

I’ve ceased reading anything but the Guardian obituaries because they’re so well written and focus on the people that really make the world tick.  Here’s a quick example: His stately demeanour and slightly otherworldly, almost aristocratic appearance gave him the air of an Oxford don: bespectacled, pin-striped and with a floppy forelock, he was easy […]


Wither gossip journalism?

06.19.12 Posted in Media by

I always depend on the Daily Beast for the most trenchant commentary. Vide: Macaulay Culkin’s Life After Fame The ‘Home Alone’ star has all but vanished, except for a monthly party that he DJs in Manhattan. Ramin Setoodeh went and found a roomful of adults in Jurassic Park costumes.


Mistakes Google Makes

01.31.12 Posted in Media by


She’s the Lauren Hutton in Mercedes Benz’s Wizard of Oz

01.29.12 Posted in Art, Media, TV by


Stable employment

01.03.12 Posted in Media, Uncategorized by

I want to get a job at the Research Center for Social Contradiction mentioned here. It’s bound to be the most stable employment any of us could ever find.


Why do we need an embassy with 17,000 employees?

12.16.11 Posted in Media by

Amidst all the coverage of the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq over the past few days the most shocking fact is that the U.S. is going to keep an embassy for c17,000 employees in Baghdad. Why so many people in a place that’s supposed to be standing on its own? I’ve found precious little reporting on […]