Sonny Rollins in Arnhem, Netherlands, in 1967. Credit: Toon Fey
I love this man. A wonderful interview. I can’t wait until the ’67 Holland recordings are released in November.
Rollins now lives alone in upstate New York, listening to sports (mostly baseball, as a recovering Mets fan) and news on
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Firefighters make a stand in the backyard of a home in front of the advancing CZU August Lightning Complex Fire
People are dying and homes are being lost, and this absolute fuckwit of a president is playing golf and bitching because Californians didn’t go out and
rake their forests kiss his ass.
Also, the hoax virus is on track to …
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Louis Armstrong and Enrico Tomasso, 1968
I discovered the link to this article on music historian
Ted Gioia’s Twitter feed.
That’s My Home is the Louis Armstrong House Museum Virtual Exhibits site and is well worth your time.
August Diehl as Franz Jägerstätter in A Hidden Life, directed by Terrence Malick, 2019
I read the first volume of
Karl Ove Knausgaard’s autobiographical novel and found it captivating. If you are looking for something with a unique approach to writing you might find it interesting.
After reading this New York Review article I’m …
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Rebecca Toh’s work. Everyday elegance.
Can we get
this man a beer all the beer?
Writing for Rolling Stone, Ryan Bort nails it. And by “it” I mean what we’ve known all along.
It might be time to do away with the idea that President Trump is a master media tactician and fully embrace the
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Alec Favale .
(Article at this link is available to all readers. No paywall.)
Pissed-off, terrified, depressed, or any combination of the above?
Despite ample warning, the U.S. squandered every possible opportunity to control the coronavirus. And despite its considerable advantages—immense resources, biomedical
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“Anything real begins with the fiction of what could be. Imagination is, therefore, the most potent force in the universe, and a skill you can get better at. It’s the one skill in life that …
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Still capture from Manhatta (1921)
Walt Whitman’s poetry frames scenes from 1920s New York in this film classic.
Billed as ‘a study of the modern Babylon-on-the-Hudson’, the short film
Manhatta (1921) captures the rapidly developing cityscape of New York in the early 1920s. Made in … the rest “Manhatta (1921)”
Dipshit Condensed. (Slab Serif)
For typography buffs…
You may also like Illuminati Bold, a type of smeared sans-serif.
Winter is Coming & Over-coats are Requisite.
“I’d spent tens of thousands of hours consuming the news. I asked myself two questions: do you understand the world better now? And do you make better decisions? The answer in both cases was no.”
Or, if you …
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Today is E.B. White’s birthday.
“Hope is the thing that is left to us, in a bad time. I shall get up Sunday morning and wind the clock, as a contribution to order and steadfastness.”
John Gruber shares. “Part of the un-Trumping of America should be to stop treating Putin as an elected official.”