Listen to Alexander Graham Bell

Well, this is just flat-out cool: you can now listen to the actual voice of Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone. [Read more...]

Liking Things (Un)Ironically

This semester, I’ve been teaching a class on postmodern theory and culture to my undergraduates, and so we spend a lot of time talking about irony and whether we ought to engage in it quite as much as we do. So it was with interest that I read Russ Ramsey’s piece on “the beautiful flaw in [Read More...]

Friendship Through Art Collecting

My friend Christy Tennant Krispin is one of the most intentional people I know — in the sense that she does many things in her life with a great deal of intentionality and thoughtfulness. One of those things is collecting art. She recently held a show in Seattle, where she now lives with her husband, [Read More...]

Skaters Thumb Their Noses at State Supreme Court Ruling

A New York State Supreme Court judge ruled that the Broadway Bomb – a skating race down the middle of Broadway in New York City, in the middle of traffic – is illegal. Did that stop the skaters? Of course not. First of all, they’re skaters. Skaters and especially skateboarders routinely break all sorts of [Read More...]


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