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A Poem by Elizabeth Onusko

Performing Revolution for a More Luminous World Rebels are singing lullabies at the palace gate when children surround the king’s bed and tickle him to death.

A Day in Sandyland

Peer-reviewed journal articles with fancy titles have been devoted to her work: “Trans/positioning the (Drag?

HOWES, "Overveen"

At some point tomorrow you will sit staring at everyone around you and wonder how much longer you have to keep that forced grin fixed to your face before you can wander off to some quiet corner and disappear under the cloak of social invisibility that is your phone.

Internet Confusing

“[Damon Albarn] freely admits to being baffled by the internet, and tells an anecdote about reading an interview with himself on the Guardian website and not initially understanding that the below-the-line comments weren’t part of the article (‘People were not kind; it was… enlightening’).” [Via]

New York City, November 23, 2015

★★★ The stiffness of the playbills in the breast pocket of the heavy wool coat meant that it hadn’t been needed since the day they went in there.

How to Make the Perfect Bone Broth

1. Visit nutritionist. Submit to sermon on restorative powers of gelatin, glucosamine, and collagen. Admit to gut neglect and gluten poisoning.

The LA Times Book of the Dead

Media layoff season continues: The buyout list for the Los Angeles Times is rather disheartening.

The Bird's-Eye View

Earlier this month, in a blog post titled “Hard decisions for a sustainable platform,” Twitter announced a small product change that has altered, in a subtle but widespread way, the way you read/scan/judge/subconsciously process Things On The Internet: Recently, we announced a new design for our Tweet and follow buttons, as well as a deprecation of the Tweet count feature.

Matmos, "Ultimate Care II Excerpt Eight"

Would you like to start your day listening to some music “constructed entirely out of the sounds generated by a Whirlpool Ultimate Care II model washing machine”?

How This Cool Toothbrush Company Made an Awesome eCommerce Website

Sponsored by Squarespace. The Goodwell Co. makes sustainable and compostable toothbrushes and flossers, and that’s just the beginning of what the company hopes to accomplish.

New York City, November 22, 2015

★★ The gray sheets of cloud were interestingly rumpled and torn but beyond them was nothing but more sheets of more gray.

The One Cool Trick All Men Need To Know To Do Yoga

A photo posted by Juan Meneses (@squealingdog) on Oct 9, 2015 at 3:47am PDT See, there’s one rule of yoga, and it’s that you don’t make any noise at all.

Francis, "Horses"

Just when you think you’ve got humanity all figured it reveals an astounding capacity to shatter whatever limits you had already assigned it.

New York City, November 19, 2015

★ Dead leaves, blown high in the air, moved as dark spots like a flock of birds against the gray. The warmth was inappropriate again, the dampness like the aftermath of a summer shower.

Why Announce All of the Layoffs at Once When You Could Parcel Them Out One Day at a Time

When Conde Nast announced yesterday that it was ending Details and re-organizing Self, it seemed that the latter was essentially spared, given long-running rumors that it would be closed as well.

Language, Policed: The Monster of Bad Spelling

Shortly after the 2015 Scripps Spelling Bee, John McIntyre wrote in the Baltimore Sun, “English, a bastard language, abounds in bastard spellings.

We Used To Get On Line For Music

“In the 1980s and 90s it was not unusual for shops to arrange special midnight openings for the biggest album releases – Michael Jackson, U2, Madonna – and lines snaking around Piccadilly Circus in London, for entrance to the giant branch of Tower Records, were a commonplace on wryly amused TV coverage of those releases….

David Bowie, "Blackstar"

For any number of reasons I tend not to watch a lot of long videos on the Internet, so it must say something strong indeed about this hour-long BBC documentary on David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust period that after being deposited there by a YouTube rabbit hole I still stayed for the whole show.

New York City, November 18, 2015

★★ A solid-looking sheet of rippled cloud fell apart quickly, leaving a few drifting bits of white and one last more solid sheet impeding the sun.

The We-Branding of Downtown Manhattan

The new Fulton Street Transit Center, where nine train lines come together beneath the glittering oculus of the so-called “Sky-Reflector Net,” opened a little over a year ago to much fanfare more than a decade after part of it was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.