An especially depressing aughts retrospective
Sometime on the afternoon of December 31, 1999, my (maternal) grandfather suffered a massive stroke. My mom and (paternal) grandmother and younger brother Matt found him on the couch in his living room later that night, eyes rolled back into his head, pants soaked with urine. My (maternal) grandmother, who’d been sickly for years, was stuck on the couch next to him. She’d exhausted herself...
new yorker writers pick the decade's major moments →
I especially enjoyed Malcolm Gladwell’s pick: “Dara Torres medalling in the 2008 Olympics at forty.” When I first read this, I thought: Gladwell’s finally lost his grip. After all, Torres’ medal wasn’t even the biggest story of that afternoon. The headlines were dominated by America’s amphibious sweetheart, Michael Phelps. But then I remembered: Gladwell’s cagey, there’s always...
abitlate: Zaha Hadid, The Peak Project, Kowloon, Hong Kong (1991) Last week was the week the New York Times discovered there were no successful female directors. Or maybe just one. The contrast between Manohla Dargis’s truth-telling rant on Jezebel and Daphne Merkin’s accepting profile of Nancy Meyers in the magazine could not have been more stark. One blew up the annual think-piece about...
everything you need to know about sneakers in 1500... →
very good post about sneaker history. worth a read.