Take Me Home: Perfect Blue Buildings and Musical...
I assume I am not the only person to have Pandora streaming at my desk throughout the week. And I’ve noticed, as I’m sure many of you have, that my Pandora stations all slowly start sounding the same. They all trend to the late 80s synth-pop and 90s emo/grunge. It doesn’t matter where I start. Somehow Erasure and Counting Crows and Oasis and OMD and Pearl Jam all end up...
The Communal Bath Is Your Friend
Oh, you’ve never stayed in a hotel with communal bathrooms? Fear not, brave traveler. Far from being some nightmarish situation that you would like to imagine, staying in a place that forces you to share that little room you use for 19 minutes a day is actually quite nice. Stef and I have now twice stayed at The Pod Hotel in Midtown New York City. It’s a lovely place that we...
The Bat-Copter and Throwing Bags of Cats in Rivers
(CATS IN BAG BAGS IN RIVER [Christopher Wool, 1990]) I ran through The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York this March. Well, I didn’t literally run, but I hustled enough to get more than one odd glance from the “we reserved all day for this” crowd that was enjoying the space that day. Two things occur to me as I reflect on my time there: 1. When things get moving quickly...