Sometimes time feels like the enemy, but I appreciate that it’s at least been divided into increments of minutes, hours, days, weeks, and so on. These time slots allow for a palate cleanse whenever we choose, a chance to start fresh, or over entirely–if we’d like. In honor of the beginning of the week, let’s press the reset button and start anew with some inspiring images, reads, shows, and tunes.
Josephine Skriver in November Elle Sweden Shot by Jimmy Backius
1. “How Hipsters Ruined Paris” by Thomas Chatterton Williams, The New York Times – A witty, though depressing, take on what Williams calls “the banal globalization of hipster good taste.” Think: the Brooklyn-ization of mass culture.
2. “How Twitter Hijacked My Mind” by Kathryn Schulz, New York Magazine – I love Twitter as much as the next guy, and so does this author. The problem? Perhaps we all love it a little too much. Comparing the platform to writing a novel, she notes that “Twitter, by contrast, is a warm, cheerful, readily accessible, 24-hour-a-day antidote to isolation. And that is exactly the issue. The trouble with Twitter isn’t that it’s full of inanity and self-promoting jerks. The trouble is that it’s a solution to a problem that shouldn’t be solved.” An excellent read for anyone who wonders how Twitter (and the web at large) has affected our capacity to pay attention and tolerate the solitude that comes with hard work.
3. “Herbal Supplements Are Often Not What They Seem” by Anahad O’ Connor, The New York Times – For all the hippie bitches out there [said lovingly] who are constantly putting forth herbal remedies as the ultimate cure-alls: though your gestures are well-intentioned, you may want to think twice about the veracity of these so-called solutions.
WATCH, IN YOUR NON-EXISTENT FREE TIME:
Easily digestible? Hello, Ladies – an excellent new show on HBO, that for some insane reason had little to no promotional efforts made on its behalf, and is relatively unknown as a result. In the simplest terms, it follows a flailing set of roommates (male and female, coder and wannabe actress, respectively) as they struggle to find love, or something like it, in L.A. As a friend said when I told him about it, “sounds too close to home.”
Less so? I don’t have anything to recommend for this today, if you do, please share in the comments!
If you haven’t listened to the album Woman by Rhye yet, there is a gaping hole in your life that you’ve yet to discover. Fix it! This is one of my favorite tracks…
And after a friend showed me this epic video of Stevie Nicks singing this song backstage, I can’t stop listening to it…
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