Rainy Autumn Playlist: Color | Drain

By the time I got off the L in Bushwick this evening, the sky—which had threatened rain all day—released its wet freight. Underground a mere minutes before I butted heads with meteorology, I had already decided to take the long route home, if only to be outside for a short while. I even wanted to goContinue reading “Rainy Autumn Playlist: Color | Drain”

Visiting Gay Graves at Green-Wood Cemetery | Brooklyn

“Anyone here know Bethesda Fountain?” Phil asks the gathered group of men (and one woman). “The statue is known as the Angel of the Waters, and its sculptor happens to be our first lesbian artist on the tour.”

For Public Consumption | Seasonal Shift | End of Day Links

Summer bums me out. It’s hot, it’s sweaty, everything smells and can I please just take a goddamn nap already? Everyone gets SAD during the winter, but between May and September, I’m pretty much the worst. On an intellectual level, I understand why people love summer. The sun comes out en force and the worldContinue reading “For Public Consumption | Seasonal Shift | End of Day Links”

For Public Consumption: End of Day Links

Back in high school, I was one of those earnest little newspaper kids, working with a ragtag crew of other writer-types for the Brea Olinda High School Wildcat. When I wasn’t playing Starcraft with the other dudes in the production room, I was studying for my AP classes, catching up on late assignments or workingContinue reading “For Public Consumption: End of Day Links”

New York Minute: ‘Welcome to Night Vale’

Here, the crowd awaiting last night’s live Welcome to Night Vale reading, a modern take on classic pulp and sci-fi radio shows, outside the historic Town Hall theater. The show was charming, charming, charming and so full of hahas! Give it a listen if you want old school radio play-realness, amusing wordplay and entertainment. …Long live Tamika Flynn andContinue reading “New York Minute: ‘Welcome to Night Vale’”

New Toys + Sunday Adventures

Last week, I joined the ranks of so-called “prosumers” and got my hands on a sweet new toy: a Lumix GF6 Micro 4/3s camera. While I’ve wanted to go the DSLR route, I don’t have the capital or the desire to lug a beast of a camera around me when all I’ll end up doingContinue reading “New Toys + Sunday Adventures”

Saturday Morning Flights of Fancy

I woke up this morning feeling some type of way, a kind of abstract restlessness I get when I feel like I haven’t done my share. The best way I can describe it is my sense of the absence of enough. I’m sure you can relate? For me, enough is that sunrise just over theContinue reading “Saturday Morning Flights of Fancy”

Chicago’s Best Bookstores: A Bibliophile’s Take

The smell of freshly baked bread, the fabled aroma of “new car,” the scent of a freshly talcum’d baby: these are but some of life’s olfactory pleasures. How boring it would all be without them, right? And then, of course, there’s the woody, musty, leathery and wise smell of an old book, oft overlooked whenContinue reading “Chicago’s Best Bookstores: A Bibliophile’s Take”