Because, in the end, no one will ever give a shit who has kept shit ‘real’...– Dave Eggers (via Tom Armitage: jonascarlsson) !!! (via tedr)
'Sad, lonely’ Martin Gore of Depeche Mode... →
he’s subpoenaing Gore in his $1 million lawsuit to “be a witness on ‘alienation’ and the ties it has to ‘World of Warcraft,’ since he himself has been known to be sad, lonely and alienated, as can be seen in the songs he writes.” Estavillo also is subpoenaing mopey actress Winona Ryder because of her appreciation of “Catcher in the Rye.”
Buying any e-book reader now is a gamble. Every model has access to a different...– Farhad Manjoo (via azspot) Very few people complained about iTunes DRM because they all had iPods anyway, and DRM lock-in was mostly a theoretical and ideological problem — “What if I wanted to switch away from iPods someday?” Nobody ever did. This hasn’t been a problem yet for ebooks because...
New Spiritualized album in 2010? | News | NME.COM →
I’m all for the re-issues, and “Songs in A&E” is still holding up well, and even growing on me, I am totally ready for this. Yes please.
What's on Jim Fallon's Mind? A Family Secret... →
Haha a scientist scans the brains of his family and discovers that he has the mind of a serial killer.
The End of Music - Opinionator Blog - NYTimes.com →
WTF is this? I admire Glenn Branca. I have seen him perform and conduct many times and own several of his records, but this op ed is totally insane. Rock is dead? No one is interested in the future of music? Who is he hanging out with?
'New Moon' Shines, but Can't Overtake 'Dark... →
So new moon fell short by $18 mil on the largest opening weekend. The Dark Knight’s record still holds. So basically The Dark Knight made an extra $18 mil because it was good. Christopher Nolan could have half-assed it and still made a mint.
Uncool is the new Cool // NoahBrier.com →
Brian Eno, via Noah: Man I wrote a whole thing here and tumblr ate it. Or Verizon did. Or something. Anyway, this is all totally true - at thanksgiving I talked to 4 kids between 9 and 13. We talked about The Ramones, Nirvana, Taylor Swift, New Moon, and Britney. They were simultaneously impressed that I had seen Britney and Nirvana. It was all current to them. It was all the present.
Schiller makes a strong case for Apple’s role as the arbiter of what goes...– Apple’s Schiller Defends iPhone App Approval Process - BusinessWeek Well this was weird. An interview with Phil Schiller (which is admittedly a puff piece interview) then turns into the first person at the end, where the reporter just gets to spout his opinion? All right, that’s cool I...
Memories in the Facebook Age - Page 1 - The Daily... →
Richard Rushfield was confident his new memoir of his college years was accurate, until his friends’ Facebook profiles began to contradict him. How social networking affects the past—and revives old feuds. I always thought it would be fun to write a memoir, but now that everyone in it is also on Facebook, I can see how that would be significantly less fun. Interestin garticle.
A Peek Inside the World’s Biggest Cruise Ship (And... →
The ship boasts seven “neighborhoods,” including Vegas-style simulacra of Coney Island and Central Park, and can hold 6,300 passengers. Excess is the name of the game: For a mere $34,000 a week, you can have a private two-story loft-like cabin. Other features include Broadway shows playing off the boardwalk, a zip-line that runs nine stories above the main deck, a climbing wall (which, these days,...
Human Transit: london: the circle reaches an end →
The Circle Line is no more.
Finally read this epic article about Richard Holbrooke. Definitely interesting. I sort of admire his intuitive, multiple-path approach to solutions. Instinct and education, and not dogma.
Murder or Miscarriage? - Page 1 - The Daily Beast... →
Police believe restaurant mogul Josh Woodward killed his unborn child with a dangerous powder. Woodward’s friend, Gerald Posner, investigates the case that has LA and Miami abuzz. Dude the truth really is stranger than fiction.
The Sex Abuse 'Memory' Crimes - Page 1 - The... →
They say they were raped and forced to kill—and that they just now remember it, 20 years later. Casey Schwartz on a mind-boggling claim of “recovered memory” rocking a tiny Missouri town. Woah. Creepy. Be interesting to see how this turns out.
The media and political chaos that even defenders of a civilian trial admit will...– Obama, the Un-decider - Page 2 - The Daily Beast Wow. I haven’t paid attention to this Lee Siegel person before, but the last couple articles I have read by him have been positively insane. This sentence, alone, illustrates his insanity, as does this article’s final thrust: So...
A Few Questions for Belle de Jour, Call Girl and... →
I have been reading Superfreakonomics this week, and there’s a prostitute in there that reminded me a lot of BDJ, so it’s good to see the two got together for an interview, though the only interesting new tidbit is that BDJ’s agent did, in fact, know her identity this whole time, only BDJ forgot, and her agent turned out to be very trustworthy.
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Army Corps of Engineers’ failure...– Judge: Corps’ negligence caused Katrina flooding - washingtonpost.com Wow. This is utterly depressing.
Paying More for Flights Eases Guilt, Not Emissions... →
Well this is hugely depressing.
Felix Salmon: Henry Blodget Should Be Banned From... →
I’m no Blodget fan, but this rebuttal to Felix Salmon’s complaints is pretty hilarious.
Lawmakers Call Ft. Hood Shootings ‘Terrorism’ -... →
Riddle me this: what possible benefit could there be in labeling this a “terrorist” attack? Isn’t the whole point of terrorism the increased fear it instills due to its randomness? Wouldn’t it be prudent to mitigate that fear, by labeling this dude what most people already think he is: a deranged individual?
With $72.7 Million, ‘New Moon’ Sets New Opening... →
Marriott Launches New Luxury Hotel Brand →
I wonder which hotels will land in this collection. New ones? Acquisitions? Color me mildly curious.
Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning Have Made Out -... →
Question: A GREAT thing to have happened, or the GREATEST thing to have happened?
They made a porn movie about Sarah Palin and the same actress, Lisa Ann, played...– Tina Fey - Tina Fey — - Tina Fey - Gawker
BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE - Tempo 116.7 (Reaching... →
BJM streaming their entire new album on their website.
Daft Punk for 2010 world arena tour? | News |... →
Yankee Stadium! Yankee Stadium! Yes!
Elvis Presley hair strand sells for £1,055 | News... →
Um… Wow. Let’s clone him!
British Sea Power: 'We've written 15 songs for new... →