19 Aug 2014

As soon as I arrived at school … we got on a bus and went to the Baltimore Museum. When we got there, I got inside the museum, and I didn’t know any of the artists … And I feel like I survived that moment. And a lot of people are destroyed by that — they don’t survive that moment. And I always wanted to make work that people would not feel like they had to bring anything to the table, other than who they are, and who they are up to that moment — that they’re perfect.

Jeff Koons (starts around 9:00)

Charlie Rose | charlierose.com

11 Aug 2014

The best beer in baseball - Washington Post

Data on which stadiums have the best, most local, and most unique beers.

- Congrats to the Mariners at #1 — not surprised.
- A little surprised San Diego does not do better (#8)
- Sad that Fenway does not do better (#22)
- Vindicated in my opinion that new Yankee Stadium is terrible (last place, #30).


5 Aug 2014

There’s not a doubt in my mind that to watch YouTube is look at the future of the media. A generation is going to be raised on this style of content, and my bet is they’re not going to simply graduate out of its prevailing aesthetic; they’ll demand it come with them as they grow older.

Andrew Wallenstein, Variety (!)

Why I Watched Nothing But YouTube for a Month | Variety

1 Aug 2014

Millions of homemade peaches, peaches for me.

Millions of homemade peaches, peaches for me.

29 Jul 2014

Lessons Learned From Project Thunderdome

Illuminating post-mortem on Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome. Goals vs. success breakdown:

1. To serve as a centralized national news desk for our properties so that we didn’t have multiple papers producing the same story about the royal baby or the Kentucky Derby or the Academy Awards. The hope was that we would then be able to devote more resources to local news in our markets — Mixed Success (positive on content, negative on devoting more resources to local)

2. To produce news products that DFM could launch across all its properties and then sell against — Failure, due to technical / integration challenges

3. To collectively provide skills to our newsrooms that we could not afford in every newsroom, specifically data, video, curation and graphics services — Great Success, papers loved it


26 Jul 2014

Fire Island evenings

Fire Island evenings

25 Jul 2014

Terrifyingly accurate: sucker steak and business class carrots (via Here’s What Every Trendy Restaurant Menu Looks Like - Eater IDK - @Eater)

Terrifyingly accurate: sucker steak and business class carrots (via Here’s What Every Trendy Restaurant Menu Looks Like - Eater IDK - @Eater)

23 Jul 2014

Superpowers for everyone — not just Superusers.

 (via The next age of @Foursquare begins today | The Verge)

Superpowers for everyone — not just Superusers.

(via The next age of @Foursquare begins today | The Verge)

21 Jul 2014

I used to think that people who could not keep up with The New Yorker were shallow individuals with suspect priorities. Now I think of them as just another desperate fellow traveler, bobbing in a sea of information none of us will see to the bottom of.

David Carr, finally feeling the pain of infinite information (and the New Yorker’s nearly infinite article lengths)

Riding the Juggernaut That Left Print Behind - NYTimes.com

19 Jul 2014

Pratt Campus at Twilight (at Pratt Institute)

Pratt Campus at Twilight (at Pratt Institute)