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Forever West

What was supposed to have been a seven-hour drive to the northern side of Wyoming turned

New Tunes – Tanlines

These guys are an electronic/indie duo (Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm, heavily referencing the Eighties) from Brooklyn and they recently released their first album back in March. The song “Nonesuch” is the closing track and my favorite of all eleven, and not just because it is so achingly beautiful. You can hear so many influences [...]

That van down there by the river

Hello, this is your captain speaking: the following is an administrative post to let you know that I have the very tip of my nose above water and that’s just about it. The rest of my body is frozen in a motionless state underneath the surface. Little fish are nipping at my fingers and toes, [...]

Stuff I found while looking around

- Spectacular Self-Portraits by 18-Year-Old Alex Stoddard (more here) – Formerly Mormon ‘SYTYCD’ Champ Benji Schwimmer Comes Out as Gay in Fascinating Interview: Benji also discusses his past struggles with thoughts of suicide and even the idea of castrating himself and taking reverse-hormonal pills so that he would no longer have any homosexual urges. “Do [...]

Vocal percussion

Every night before bed I read Marlo two books, let her turn off the light and then she stands in the hallway preparing to make a running leap through the doorway into my arms. I stand in her dark room and wait as she attempts a countdown, except in her case it’s a count up: [...]

New Tunes – Hot Chip

The following song “Let Me Be Him” is off the recently released fifth album by this English electronic band. If you haven’t heard two of the previous albums, One Life Stand and Warning, do yourself a favor and set aside some time. I think what sets Hot Chip apart from other artists in this genre [...]

“All great achievements require time”

A year ago this week I was in Bangladesh with the maternal health organization Every Mother Counts to visit clinics and observe programs that had been implemented by both private organizations and the government in slums and villages to improve the lives of women. Even though it’s a deeply cliché thing to say or write [...]

Party of the year

You know how summers go, right? Vacations, college reunions, family reunions, camp, hair implants, breast reduction surgery, that New Kids on the Block Cruise where you actually get to mingle with Jordan Knight. Schedules are crazy, am I right? You know what I’m talking about. Right now you’re thinking about how you had to take [...]

Stuff I found while looking around

- This is what I always thought the future would look like. – Behind the scenes photos from the make-up artistry of Prometheus – 10 great TV spots directed by David Fincher – Oh, you have a herding dog, too? – Or just a plain old dog? – If at first you don’t succeed, try [...]

Newsletter: Marlo turns three

Dear Marlo, Today you turn three years old. This morning after you screamed, “MOM!” fourteen different ways, sometimes turning it into a two and three and seven syllable word, I finally got out of bed to go get you from your crib. You had your stuffed puppy wrapped around your head and wouldn’t look at [...]