When: February 21 to March 21 Where: Max Lang Gallery, 229 Tenth Avenue, New York NY 10011 (b/n 23rd and 24th; map) Justin forwarded this exhibit info to me. Looks interesting. From the wankery art-speak press release: The artists in this unique exhibition are documenting and navigating this historic moment with open eyes and bold … Continue reading Art: ‘China Now, The Edge of Desire’
I can relate all too well with this tweet by Jason Kottke. Being first is always nice, but it is equally nice to get some sleep, to actually go out and do things IRL, and to not worry about ephemeral crap that no one will care about 24 hours from now—or indeed two hours from … Continue reading F1rst!
“Hey, you never responded to my friend request on Going.” Hey, that’s because I don’t know you, and I don’t want to join yet another social-networking site. Also, that’s a really passive-aggressive follow-up email. I didn’t respond to the request to join weeks ago. What makes you think I want another reminder? STFU, Going. This … Continue reading Going.com has the most obnoxious join-up email
[via @effedparkslope] Continue reading 100 days, 100 songs, 100 locations, 100 dances
This kinda makes me sad. Brownstoner says that “Serious Eats checked in on the place …” when in fact it was Slice that did the checkin’ in. I know that Slice is now a part of Serious Eats, but it still sort of hurts seeing your baby get sat on by a big ol’ elephant. … Continue reading Slice losing mindshare?
And I’ll quote from a great essay on Twitter that I just read today [my emphasis]: “But Rands, I need to follow this person, but they won’t shut up.” There’s a legitimate complaint here. I’m certain there’s a sensible feature request based on this complaint, like “Please don’t show me tweets contain RT or @” … Continue reading Leave, follow, or get out of the way
The Computer Store, originally uploaded by jschumacher Continue reading ‘The Computer Store’
I love that Flickr user Hitachi GST favorited this photo. Do you know what happened to this hard drive? IT FAILED. Less than a year after I installed it. Then guess what? I ordered a new Hitachi hard drive for my MacBook. That one failed, too. I then ordered a TOSHIBA HD to replace the … Continue reading Hitachi Travelstar 2.5-inch hard drive FAIL
I’m not picking on Gothamist, because this isn’t really their fault, but the standard password-recovery system that Movable Type (G’mist’s blogging app—and ours at Serious Eats) uses to send you your lost cypher is a bit logic-challenged. In order to get my password, I have to remember my username and some secret recovery phrase I … Continue reading Crazy password-recovery system
Dennis Brown’s “Things in Life” is one of my favorite songs ever. It came up on the iTunes today and I figured I’d blog about it. I first heard it in Wong Kar Wai’s Chungking Express, where a bar owner plays it on his jukebox. As much as WKW gets props for his visual style … Continue reading Dennis Brown, ‘Things in Life’
This bad Russian food styling item on Serious Eats was probably my favorite weird-ass thing on the site all day. I only wish more people would have been into it. I mean, look at it. WTF?!? Continue reading Bad Russian food styling
I just saw blog impresario Lockhart Steele tweet about the New York All Media Bowling League. Seems like it’s back on after a long hiatus.
But I would like to point your attention to the original New York Media Bowling League, aka NYMBL (pronounced nimble).
The original NYMBL predated the All Media Bowling League by a good four years. At the height of its powers, NYMBL boasted six member teams—Martha Stewart Living, Jane magazine (RIP), Bon Appétit, Blender, Us Weekly, and YM (RIP). Continue reading “The original New York Media Bowling League”