Friday, March 8th 2013
Long Reads from the C Train!
- Requiem for a Dream, by Larissa MacFarqhuar - If you’re not completely Aaron Swartz’d-out, or even if you are, this one deserves some of your time. What a fascinating person we lost.
- Hollywood Doesn’t Understand New Media, by Carrie Battan - What ‘House of Cards,’ ‘The Wire,’ and the rest of Hollywood get wrong about the Youngs in journalism.
- The Battle of New Orleans, by Ryan Chittum - What happened to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, and what it means for other local papers.
- We Found Our Son on the Subway, by Peter Mercurio - A heartwarming story of how a gay couple found their son.
- How to Feel When Your Ex is Nominated for an Oscar, by Katie Van Syckle - A trip to New Orleans ends in a great movie… and a break up.
- A Newspaper Can’t Love You Back, by David Simon - The creator of ‘The Wire’ remembers the newsroom he left.
- The Birth of ‘New Journalism’; Eyewitness Report, by Tom Wolfe - In 1972 Wolfe took a look back at how he had stumbled into a new form of journalism. Makes you want to go out, have an adventure, and write the hell out of it.
- You Say You Want a Devolution?, by Kurt Anderson - I finally decided to read some Anderson cuz he’s supposed to be smart. I liked this one explaining why “culture” hasn’t really changed since the early ’90s.
- Pics or It Didn’t Happen, by Nathan Jurgenson - A fun one from the New Inquiry about what Snapchat means for photography and experience.
Illustration by James Taylor
The Bling Ring
spring break changed me
“Tentacles are nature’s design elements” by Molly Crabapple. From The Art of Molly Crabapple, Vol. 2: Devil in the Details.
Madonna - Erotica
Christina Hendricks by Mike Rosenthal
Winona Ryder & Christian Slater at the 1989 Oscars