George Lois Tells the Stories Behind His Twelve... →
George Lois, the legendary Mad Man (he created campaigns for Xerox, Jiffy Lube, and MTV, among others), art director, and magazine consultant, is probably best known for his 1962–72 tenure at Esquire, during which he created some of the most celebrated covers ever to appear in print. He tells how the job came about: “I was a well-known advertising agency guy, and the former editor of Esquire,...
Qat's Cradle →
The Guardian is running the latest piece about Yemen’s impending qat Armageddon — the day when qat cultivation finally sucks dry Yemen’s last drop of fresh water, and twenty-three million qat addicts wake up with a society-wide unfulfillable jones on a scale not seen since the Opium Wars. via Daily Dish @ The Atlantic
Japandroids - Young Hearts Spark Fire
Bright Eyes - True Blue (live)
Belief In Climate Change Hinges On Worldview →
“Basically the reason that people react in a close-minded way to information is that the implications of it threaten their values,” says Dan Kahan, a law professor at Yale University and a member of The Cultural Cognition Project. Kahan says people test new information against their preexisting view of how the world should work. “If the implication, the outcome, can affirm your...
Can’t Stop Now - Major Lazer feat. Mr. Vegas...
Bikes + Design = Bike Rack Design Competition →
Building on their success with the “bike here” rack, and the popularity of the artistic racks that DDOT/DC Arts and Humanities installed around the city, the Golden Triangle BID has announced their second Creative Bike Rack Design competition.
The One Who Got Away →
Think about the people missing from your life, and how you feel about them. What we remember — and what we forget — may reveal more about ourselves than about them. We have photos, letters, souvenirs, and fragments of memory, but our powerful imagination takes over from there: We color in the blanks. And that’s OK. Retouching old loves is a way of understanding what we want. It helps us find our...
Conan O'Brien -- Live and Onstage! →
Get ready for Coco — live! Conan O’Brien is about to finalize a plan to hit the road in the next few months, performing a live show in several cities across the country, a person familiar with the plans told TheWrap. via TheWrap.com
Luniz - I Got 5 On It
Yeasayer - Ambling Alp
Roger Ebert: The Essential Man →
There are places where Ebert exists as the Ebert he remembers. In 2008, when he was in the middle of his worst battles and wouldn’t be able to make the trip to Champaign-Urbana for Ebertfest — really, his annual spring festival of films he just plain likes — he began writing an online journal. Reading it from its beginning is like watching an Aztec pyramid being built. At first, it’s...
How a New Jobless Era Will Transform America →
The Great Recession may be over, but this era of high joblessness is probably just beginning. Before it ends, it will likely change the life course and character of a generation of young adults. It will leave an indelible imprint on many blue-collar men. It could cripple marriage as an institution in many communities. It may already be plunging many inner cities into a despair not seen for...
Katie Spotz: Row for Water →
READ HER BLOG NOW! This January, I am embarking on a solo row across the Atlantic Ocean! After 2,500 miles and 70-100 days alone at sea, I will become the youngest person ever to row an ocean solo and the first American to row from Africa to South America. But this row is about something much more important: safe drinking water. Unsafe drinking water is the leading cause of sickness, disease...
A FEW WORDS REGARDING MY RECENT APPEARANCES ON... →
“Viewers of my first segment, which aired on 2 December, will no doubt have noted the forceful certainty with which I defended my conviction that my gentleman friend at the time, Rebel, was in fact the biological father of my infant daughter DeRebelle.” via McSweeney’s
Nicholas Felton's 2009 Annual Report →
Each day in 2009, I asked every person with whom I had a meaningful encounter to submit a record of this meeting through an online survey. These reports form the heart of the 2009 Annual Report. From parents to old friends, to people I met for the first time, to my dentist… any time I felt that someone had discerned enough of my personality and activities, they were given a card with a URL and...
Beach House - Zebra
Letters of Note →
One of my new favorite sites. Copies of letters from interesting individuals like Mark Twain, Monica Lewinsky, and Andy Warhol…
How to use a semicolon →
the most feared punctuation on earth… via The Oatmeal