Photo, Lisa Sorgini
Longer update as I haven’t posted in a while. I had a second interview down in London, but it wasn’t meant to be. Instead, I got myself a tracksuit and I’ve started running every other morning - starting my new year’s resolutions early. I’m down in London next weekend for pre-xmas socialising, and perhaps a few exhibitions.
- With a triple entente of France, America, and Britain wrapping themselves in the red white and blue, it’s pertinent to turn to Edward Luttwak’s 1994 essay, ’Why Fascism is the Wave of the Future’.
We have been here before, with al-Qaida and then with the Taliban: Western governments have mistaken a super-decentralised network, somewhere between a franchise and an ethos, for an agency with a postal address.
the realms of countries that are culturally Muslim, the tracks that make it into one of Haq’s compilations are not likely to be found on world music shelves. Instead, Discostan’s SoundCloud page is an anthology of field recordings, mobile phone mp3s and cassette rips amassed from trips to the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.
For a few thousand people, the Dancing Jesus music forum will wreak nostalgia for a time period when you deeply considered buying a Libertines jacket and were proud to know every word to Bloc Party’s Banquet. For those unaware, it was a no fuss music message board of around 12,000 users operational between 2006 and 2011.
Germany might have Berlin and the States might have Miami, but the UK’s got London, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, and, if you’re into really gabber and/or not paying very much for alcohol, Glasgow
By 1965 the first disco of its kind, Pipers, opened in Rome.
Designed by Manilo Cavalli and Francesco and Giancarlo Capolei, it featured reconfigurable furnishings, audio-visual technologies and a stage for Italian and British acts from Patty Pravo to Pink Floyd
Side roads lead to gated communities, sidewalks disappear into the driveways of residential cul-de-sacs, and outdoor malls, the city’s most visible quasi-public space, perform civic and commercial functions unlike those of parks and libraries.
- Jared Bark’s photobooth experiments are making me wish I’d take more photos.
- As is Mansun’s anti-selfie stick, for people too embarrassed to use selfie sticksclock
- Magnetic ferrofluid clock by artist Damjan Stanković and Marko Pavlović.
Tap those keys on that keyboard gently—tap, tap, tap—not even pressing real hard, just let it come to you. ’The Joy of Writing about The Joy of Painting’
- The original clean eaters
- During my MA I did a project on authenticity and identity around food cultures, it’s fantastic to see the topic covered in The New Yorker, by Hua Hsu, ’Chinese Food and the Joy of Inauthentic Cooking’.
But farm-to-table is a (literal) misnomer in the sense that it only really focuses on how food gets from the farm to the kitchen. We need to push further. We have yet to witness the emergence of a writing, or a politics, that looks at how food makes the rest of the trip, from the kitchen to the table.