long time since i’ve posted, i know. been working my ass off on my book and that’s really and truly all i’ve thought about for the past month or so… that and sex.
but i read the follow up article to Malcolm Gladwell’s excellent Grantland piece and decided to repost the link here.
the NBA’s [...]
In the streets they prowl for parking
Obliviously zig-zagging like the shopping cart bums after cans
Singly determined, in their own way, to the leftovers of [...]
The beat cop leans down to the driver’s side window of the squad car. The noise coming off of Market Street is making it hard to hear what the two in the black and white are saying. [...]
Don DeLillo’s hefty thome of the last half of the American 20th century. From “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World”, the Cold War, the Texas Highway Killer and toxic waste, DeLillo chronicles it all through the eyes of a Bronx family and their neighbors, lovers and [...]
A beautifully written mediation on waste and how it interrelates and even defines our world, our society and ourselves. Essayist John Scalan dissects the makings and meanings of garbage from the literal (plastic bottles, shit) to the figurative (sloth, inefficiency) and reveals the basis’ and philosophies behind relegating garbage to one of the most reviled words in our [...]
“Imperial San Francisco” chronicles not only San Francisco’s rise in power and popularity (it’s the second most visited city in America, next to NY), but the effect large urban centers have on the surrounding [...]