I broke away from the March gloominess of the Northeast for a quick trip to LA, the land of eternal sunshine. One of the areas I explored was Topanga Canyon. Once the epicenter of the 60s hippie movement, Topanga still maintains its barefoot-dancing-flower-child vibe. Vintage shops, fly posters for natural healers, and of course, The Inn of the Seventh Ray.
Literary “Brat Pack” members Jay McInerney, Tama Janowitz and Bret Easton Ellis all had their big breaks on Tumblr. Now, so can you.
A fully preserved colonial town (pre-Revolutionary War), Deerfield is this eerily beautiful, fully-functioning living museum with a well-heeled private school attached. The vibe is kind of “gothy puritanical” in the best possible way.
Cambridge-educated biologist and author, Rupert Sheldrake, is advancing his controversial theory of morphic resonance – proposing that humans may not store thoughts and memories in their own brains, but rather “upload” and “download” them from an infinite consciousness.
I’m researching reincarnation as part of a new project, and the stories I’ve been coming across are phenomenal – like this one of a little boy in Lebananon. Click the article link and read what happens when his parents finally take him to his former hometown.
Lorde is one of a new generation of artists that have grown up in a modern day Great Depression. When riches are no longer relevant, when the old measurements have gone extinct, what will the kids dream about next?
An outtake from my interview with Filmmaker Magazine on the new IFP “Made in NY” Media Center – what it means for the new media community, the challenges the center could face, and how it could help establish the business of new media.
This short-film interpretation of David Foster Wallace’s address to the graduating class of Kenyon College in 2005, elegantly reframes the soul-crushing realities of a day-in-day-out work week as an opportunity to think and choose differently – and the promise it holds.
DIY DAYS is a free one-day event where creators from all over the world descend on New York to present their latest discoveries, innovations, and methodologies.
“Mistaken For Strangers” – a documentary capturing The National’s “High Violet” world tour, directed by lead singer Matt Berninger’s brother, Tom Berninger, who believes indie rock is “pretentious bullshit.”