A luminous luminary.

On Major Lazer feat. Pharrell Williams, "Aerosol Can"

So, is this Pharrell's rejected RSA Animate lecture???

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 1:57 pm 0

On Meet The Awl

Wait, so if this has been a beta test all along, will we commenters be compensated for our services? Perhaps in amounts of Dogecoins inversely proportionate to our commenter number???

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 12:58 pm 2

On Mean Dead Guy App Says You Don't Write Well

Personally, I'd like to see an Orwell app, which (if based on "Politics and the English Language") would be supremely intolerant of The Way We Write Now.

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 3:57 pm 0

On Wacky Piece Has Wacky Corrections

"Obamacare will be defeated with misattributed quotes!" -Ronald Reagan

Posted on October 29, 2013 at 10:33 am 3

On Bronx Fixed

Well, I think we can only assume that our incoming Latin American radical mayor will pull a Hugo Chavez and ban the bourgeois sport of golf, making this moot.

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 9:23 am 0

On Inside The Chive

Sounds like the white middle class finally got their identity group alternative to becoming juggalos!

Posted on July 9, 2013 at 3:18 pm 7

On If Man Hadn't Died He'd Look Older Now

Bah, this is just a half-measure. If Tina Brown ran Gothamist they would have photoshopped him together with Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain!

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 2:51 pm 0

On The Sublime Sci-Fi Buildings That Communism Built

When I was in Minsk in winter, the combination of constant snowcover and clouds, the dull clothing of the populace (grayscale or brown), and the brutalist but grand/futuristic architecture like the Polytechnic Institute made me wonder if I had found the society depicted in The Giver.

Posted on December 3, 2012 at 4:32 pm 0

On Susan Rice, Condi Rice ... How Can Important People Have the Same Last Names?

For what it's worth, it was an odd/amusing moment when I discovered that prominent civil rights attorney Connie Rice *is* actually the cousin of Condi Rice. Perhaps we should restrict our confusion to people who have the same last name AND whose first names start with the same letter???

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 11:37 am 0

On Apparently No One Gave That Dude from Blackwater the "Postcolonialism Talk"

Look, European colonialism in Africa was such a success that they've just decided to give it another go! At least, I think that's what I read in a Newsweek article by Niall Ferguson recently...

Posted on November 28, 2012 at 12:01 pm 0