At first you feel like you are hallucinating, but the beach at Coronado really is covered in gold flecks.
If you were to carefully calibrate your fear of being murdered according to statistics, you should be 12 times as afraid of your family members as of serial killers.
The more you know.samantham)
Explains a lot about latent anxieties about going home for the holidays?
Now writing for Cafe.com, a soon-to-be-illustrious new site that I love. Fuck with me and my jedi-hood author photo.
It is an amazing time for surprise television revivals.
Party balls (at Stingaree)
A common critique of the hipsters — indeed a confusion of the hipster and douchebag — is that they, the hipsters, serve as the thin edge of the wedge of gentrification. But this is, to my mind, unfair. Broke-ass twenty-somethings crushed under the weight of student loan payments and low earning potential in a crap economy have to live somewhere cheap. And given that the hipster is totally ok with living in racially diverse neighborhoods, they often find themselves cast into the role of pioneers of whiteness in Washington Heights or West Oakland. However, it takes a douchebag to see the financial profit to be gained in pushing poor people of color out of their homes. The hipster brings art, coffee and cocktails to a neighborhood, the douchebag brings reconstruction contractors, private security and real estate agents. The hipster seeks community, the douchebag seeks urban rental profits. The hipster might start a coffee shop in a poor, black neighborhood, but the douchebag wants to call the cops on the black men on the corner right after he turns your indy coffee shop into a Starbucks.
This whole essay is pretty solid.(via rickwebb)
I almost don’t want to read this because it will ruin the mystery of the time I went to England and somehow everywhere we went there was yet another goddamned Oliver Cromwell death mask.
As it happens, one increasingly strong vector of my musical consumption history prepared me well for “Out of the Woods”. That sequence looks something like: Tiffany —> Wilson Phillips — > Tori Amos — > Weezer — > Lush — > U2’s Pop — > Ray of Light-era Madonna — > Bjork — > Outkast — > Justin Timberlake — > Franz Ferdinand — > Gnarls Barkley — > Robyn’s Body Talk — > Lady Gaga — > Taylor Swift’s Red — > Teagan & Sara’s Heartthrob — > CHVRCHES → Icona Pop — > Haim — > Bleachers.