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Apr 12

The online version of John Jeremiah Sullivan’s delta blues article and the magazine version. First time I’ve ever seen web do this much better at storytelling than print.

The online version of John Jeremiah Sullivan’s delta blues article and the magazine version. First time I’ve ever seen web do this much better at storytelling than print.

Apr 03

Enjoying a drink across from where Carcosa was shot. #nawlfilter

Enjoying a drink across from where Carcosa was shot. #nawlfilter

Mar 25

A boy in her class loaned her Alpine The Reindeer and she loves him.

A boy in her class loaned her Alpine The Reindeer and she loves him.

Mar 23

“John A. Frascotti, the chief marketing officer at Hasbro, pointed out other reasons for these toys’ growing popularity.
“It’s the coming of age of the Title IX mom, who grew up as an athlete in her own right,” he said, referring to the gender equity law. “And men, who have grown up in that environment, who have daughters, want their children, both boys and girls, to have equal opportunity to play.”” — The Times’ front-page piece about girls’ new love bows and arrows.

Mar 16

I remember the last thing I ever made of Lego, far later into adolescence than I should admit. It was a robot that, thanks to double-jointed hinges, could continually reconfigure itself without being disassembled. And in this sense it was anti-Lego, capable of being remade without being unmade. I knew that it was the most I could ever do in the medium, and the end of an era. It drifted back into that bucket.


A quarter-century later I saw the same bucket opened and overturned by a young nephew. And there, like a time traveler, was this same robot. Mostly just its legs, standing Ozymandias-like in a pile of bricks. I reached for it, but not faster than my nephew, who, recognizing an accretion of especially useful pieces, instantly dissolved it with his hands.

” — Thomas de Monchaux, "an architect who is writing a book about trucks, forts and dinosaurs."

Mar 14

7AM

Mar 11

Tape deck #lifehack

Tape deck #lifehack

Mar 10

David Carr’s description of Netflix life.

David Carr’s description of Netflix life.

Mar 09

Odds for the ‘True Detective’ Finale

None are spoilers if you’ve watched the first seven episodes: