If you happen to be in the general vicinity of Yuma, Arizona between now and May 30th, and are looking for something to intrigue (and possibly startle), you may want to detour to the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area . There you’ll find artist Tim Youd under a tent in the intense pre-summer heat, typing Cormac McCarthy’s 352-page novel Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness of the West , first published in 1985 but set in the mid-nineteenth century West . And he’ll be hammering away on an ancient typewriter, not a computer
For the last five years or so, the online dating game has been rigged. The big-name dating websites from the early ’00s would simply present single people to each other, and the apps littering singles’ phones today give a never-ending stream of faces and torsos demanding the smallest amount of attention
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Rome For many of us, the shock still lingers, a sense of loss still hangs heavy in the air. The heartbreaking June 2018 suicide of Anthony Bourdain was not just about the passing of a beloved celebrity – but that of someone who affected us in a significantly more profound way, allowing us to understand the joy of food and the complexity of people all over the world, at a time when it seemed most necessary to do so.
As if it even need be said, few things command our immediate and full attention as a woman in a chainmail headdress. And Brooklyn based model-songstress Sara Kendall dons exactly that in the video for her new single “Fantasies” – though with strings of stark black beads cascading down on either side, and her clutching a pair of broken chains, she’s admittedly a particularly intimidating presence. The lyrics tell a story of pushing on through a poisonous relationship, something which probably hasn’t changed all that much since the 13th Century
In an age when social media assures that everyone will be ever aware of what breakfast cereal and what brand of motor oil their favorite bands are partial to, Detroit’s The Bodies Obtained (a moniker nicked from the Joy Division song “Day of the Lords”) have maintained an almost absolute secrecy.
When 24 Hour Party People was released in 2002, the zeitgeist of cool was in the throes of an exhilarating post-punk revival. Interpol was nicking from Joy Division, The Rapture sounded for everything like Gang of Four, Mick Jones of The Clash was producing The Libertines…we could go on. So not only had the Manchester music scene that the film documented already defined a generation – its dramatization fit squarely into yet another generation-defining moment.
When the D.C. Cool campaign was launched a few years back, you could readily understand where it was coming from.
With winter but a memory and summer beckoning, Stockholm returns to its most glorious state of being. Meaning, of course, warm enough for an extended visit
Above, London With all due respect to Asia, Africa, and those other four wonderful continents, we’d pretty much always rather be in Europe. We’re not alone in this, as 2018 saw the visits to EU member nations rise by 2%. Some cities, like Amsterdam and Barcelona, are actually struggling to deal with too much tourism.
Roy Choi is nervous. He’s about to launch his first ever television show, Broken Bread , on KCET and Tastemade…and he doesn’t know how it will be received. “Are people going to get on that bandwagon of like, Who is he to cover these topics?,” Choi wonders aloud