Can You Vandalize Vandalism? Imagine Lennon’s Wall

The Lennon Wall, a couple of days after it was painted white.

One of the popular tourist sites in Prague is the so-called Lennon’s Wall. I stopped by this shrine a year ago while in Prague while visiting my son, who was studying in the city. For over thirty years, graffiti has covered this wall, much of it in honor of or reference to John Lennon. In [Read More...]

What We Learn from Pumpkin Spice Lattes

We’re having a nice cool week here in New York, the kind that reminds you why this is a great, great place to be in the fall. So of course, it’s time to read about pumpkin spice lattes, and why they’re so popular: Pumpkin Spice Lattes would not be a hit outside the “fall season” [Read More...]

Rituals of Embodied (Coffee)

Over at Front Porch Republic, David Walbert wrote about rituals of embodiedness – prompted by his new coffee mill: I admit I don’t much care who writes the protocols for the ways I interact with my home, nor whether I have a choice of two or five or ten such protocols. What I care about [Read More...]

The Creative Pair

We often think of creative geniuses – but what about creative genius pairs? The latest issue of The Atlantic looks at some, including John Lennon and Paul McCartney: For centuries, the myth of the lone genius has towered over us, its shadow obscuring the way creative work really gets done. The attempts to pick apart the Lennon-McCartney [Read More...]


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