NYTimes: More Than Coffee: New York’s Vanishing Diner Culture
Here's my question: is the 'fancy' coffee shop an adequate replacement for the classic diner? And also: in the current culture of food and high rents is it even possible to offer a restaurant where food is *not* the primary objected? How does one even conceive of a 'third-place' these days?
nyc  food  restaurant 
november 2016
The Soft Boys - That's When Your Heartaches Begin - YouTube
Heard this on WXNA during Tommy Womack's show. It's great.
radio  the-soft-boys  music 
june 2016
Post #5: Why I Love Baseball: The Fantasy Baseball Years (1993-1997; 2004-present) — Paul L. Underwood
"We had moved to New York City, in pursuit of what I still don’t know."

PLU on Fantasy Baseball. I have a cameo appearance.
june 2016
355: The Giant Pool of Money
The episode that kind of started the audio revolution. And a snapshot of a rather difficult time in American economic history.
money  audio  economy 
may 2016
The Believer - Everything Is Going to Be OK
"Perhaps the target age group was wrong. According to Pendergrast, “millions of kids” called the hotline “just to see what happened.” Preteens, not young adults, may have been OK Soda’s ideal audience: what better way to waste time as a suburban sixth-grader in the pre-internet age than to call a weird hotline over and over? (As Coke discovered, this didn’t translate to sales.) These days, thirty-year-olds are more likely to remember OK Soda than forty-year-olds. For members of Generation Y, it was a chance to play dress-up as Generation X, which couldn’t be bothered to care."
soda  marketing  genx 
april 2016
Debriefing Mike Murphy | The Weekly Standard
The weird thing, Murphy says, is even the rich guys he speaks to know it. One of them, a Right to Rise donor, gave Murphy a hop from New York back to L.A. on his brand new Gulfstream. Murphy calls it a "G-a-lot," as in, "it was bigger than a G-V." Upon deplaning, "the hedge-fund zillionaire pulls me aside, and says, 'I paid $55 million for this, and the government gave me most of it in tax breaks. I don't know if people ask for things from Jeb. But here's what I want: Tell him to get rid of that shit.' Because even the guys in that world feel crappy about it. It was an interesting moment."


With just half a Marco beer in him, Murphy starts waxing philosophic. The game isn't as much fun as it used to be. Everything is so postmodern and meta that "nothing means anything, because everything is what the scam is.
2016-election  politics 
march 2016
I built a tree in my daughter's bedroom - Imgur
Final results My daughter wanted a fairy tree in her room that she could sit inside and read books, climb the branches, and also have a top si
home-repair  design 
january 2016
The George Awakens - The New Yorker
A strange thing has happened since the release of
George-Lucas  Star-Wars  think-piece 
january 2016
The Star Wars Chronology Melted Mike Francesa's Brain 
Today, Mike Francesa talked Star Wars, and it was glorious. A simple question about how many Star Wars movies George Lucas actually directed led to one of his producers attempting to explain the
Mike-Francesa  Star-Wars 
december 2015
The Home - The Awl
See the child. He is pale, thin, halfseen in his diminution. His hair flashes white, betrays his Aryan blood. He is alone, the parents gone in the morning. It is nothing to him. He revels in their
comedy  movies  christmas 
december 2015
High Rises vs Honky Tonks
Gentrification is threatening Nashville's soul.
october 2015
Flipping out | NBC SportsWorld
Two guys, basking in the glory of sport. Also, a recap of the weirdest inning in baseball history.
baseball  comedy  history 
october 2015
MLB Overnight: Houston Blows the Big One, Jake Arrieta Proves Mortal, Mets Fans Call for Blood, and More
Michael Baumann writing for Grantland:

None of that mattered, though, because after realizing they couldn’t beat the bejeezus out of Utley, the Mets found a similarly pale and leathery replacement: the baseball.

After that initial burst of Dodgers scoring, the Mets stopped being the Mets and became the Hedge Fund Managers: They arrived in New York, immediately put up a bunch of crooked numbers, and would not stop no matter how much waste and ruin they left in their wake.
Mets  baseball  post-season  violence 
october 2015
I Am the Real Nick Cave
To save articles or get newsletters, alerts or recommendations – all free.
profile  music  nick-cave 
october 2015
The last 30 minutes of calls in this episode were classic. Includes: Sex Dwarf Alex from Toronto and a great peeper call
talk-radio  The-Best-Show  podcast  audio  radio 
september 2015
This American Life Hackathon - Hackdash
Audio web-projects. Of note: those that allow for easily shareable audio clips.
podcast  audio  technology 
september 2015
Stephen Colbert on Making The Late Show His Own
It's our choice, whether to hate something in our lives or to love every moment of them, even the parts that bring us pain. “At every moment, we are volunteers.”
august 2015
Juxtapoz Magazine - Preview: Inside Banksy's "Dismaland" @ Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare
Well, we had to keep a secret a little longer than we wanted to, but finally today, we have been able to announce our exclusive interview and cover story with Banksy, but also get to be on the ground…
august 2015
Can Nashville's growth continue?
How long can Nashville's growth boom continue?As The Tennessean's growth and development reporter, that’s a question I often get asked.Though I lack a crystal ball that can predict the…
Nashville  urban-development 
august 2015
Meet The Most Important Person In Entertainment You've Never Heard Of
Jesse Thorn borrowed the name of his college radio show-turned-podcast The Sound of Young America from an early slogan of Motown Records. The name was more than a little tongue in cheek, but from the…
august 2015
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