Horse_ebooks is Mr. Bakkila’s primary presence on social media. He said he has a Facebook account but that it’s more like “a phone book.” The person behind one of my favorite Twitter accounts, Horse_ebooks finally steps forward. His name: Jacob Bakkila. Also, Facebook is indeed a phone book, but one mostly without numbers listed. But […]
“To keep our past failures ever before us would cause us to continue to fail…take out your pencil, rub out the mark and start over again.” The eraser, an American origin to fit the American mentality of making mistakes and learning from failure. After all, the right answer is a function of the mistakes you […]
New York Times culture editor Adam Sternbergh explains the conundrum of popularity in today’s high speed, viral world. If something is popular, it can’t also be good. What’s to say something is actually popular, something that sells or streams, or both? Just because something is popular today, doesn’t mean it’ll still be popular tomorrow. […]
“A work of art is something produced by a person, but is not that person — it is of her, but is not her. It’s a reach, really — the artist is trying to inhabit, temporarily, a more compact, distilled, efficient, wittier, more true-seeing, precise version of herself — one that she can’t replicate in […]
Computer keyboards make a mousy tappy tap tappy tap like ones you hear in a Starbucks — work may be getting done but it sounds cozy and small, like knitting needles creating a pair of socks. Everything you type on a typewriter sounds grand, the words forming in mini-explosions of SHOOK SHOOK SHOOK. A thank-you […]
“The scary part about the 21st century at least as far as the arts are concerned is that it has all become entirely too artificially intelligent. Certainly you feel that when you look at what is coming out of Hollywood, it often seems designed and programmed by robots in a way that doesn’t communicate to […]
most of the photographs uploaded to Instagram are beautiful and entertaining slices of life and not the tedious time in-between of those moments, when bills get paid, cranky children are put to bed, little spats with friends. We’re all moving fast, information is over-flowing. Just give us the highlights in photo format.
“Do not daydream about the problems in your life, the evil in the world, the troubles around the next bend. That is what real life is for. Instead, daydream about things that make you smile. No summer workday is complete without a grown person staring at the wall, just laughing.” — Jon Methven, “How to […]