Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Jan Vormann

"For his latest Dispatchwork project, Jan Vormann repaired holes and cracks in walls around Berlin with Lego bricks. Many of the spaces he filled were created by bullet holes from World War II."

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Proust on reading

"Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he perhaps would never have seen in himself."

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Infinite Summer

I'm in! June 21st - September 22nd.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Let's take a look today at how we imagined the future in the past

French prints from 1910 imagine correspondence cinema and education in 2000

And watch out for Big Brother!

There is so much more at Paleofuture

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Findings from Harper's, June 2009

"A Russian zoologist found that stray Muscovite dogs had adjusted to post-Soviet urban life by commuting from the suburbs on trains. The dogs, who prefer the front- and rearmost cars and occasionally miss their stops when they fall asleep, have also learned to obey traffic lights in spite of their color blindness."

I wholeheartedly recommended this issue. It's got the previously unpublished "Little Drops of Water" by Kurt Vonnegut, a poem by Tennessee Williams, and "My Great Depression: Ten dispatches from the near future" by Colson Whitehead, Sherman Alexie, Ben Marcus, and more.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Nick Lowe

I love the verses to this song, but not so much the chorus.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday, May 4, 2009

Richie Havens

Happy birthday Pete Seeger

His 90th birthday celebration at MSG was unreal. What a man. What a life.

Not the greatest quality video, but if you skip to 30 seconds in, you can see his smiling face.

Even fourth graders are grilling Condi about torture


Saturday, May 2, 2009