I was in middle school the first time I heard LCD Soundsystem. They were on the Step Brothers soundtrack, and “North American Scum” blared during the opening credits in the iconic scene where Will Ferrel’s and John C. Reilly’s characters meet. I was drawn to the synths and cheeky lyrics of James Murphy pretty much immediately.
If Michael Bloomberg’s appeal — the appeal of his work, ideology, or just the man himself — were to be harnessed and encapsulated in a physical form, it would look like a few stray office buildings in midtown Manhattan. So…
All of my bad dreams follow roughly the same formula. It usually starts with an unfortunate situation, one that is confusing and upsetting. The world in which it takes place seems slightly off, but still very much grounded in my…
As I sit here writing almost a year later, the United Nations is gearing up for its Climate Action Summit. It just so happens another artistic relic from (I guess this is some sort of magic number) 48 years ago is coming to mind today.
One of the few people writing about our new world and time is the young British philosopher Tom Whyman. We spoke with him on how life online might be changing our perception of time.
The metric is an impressive achievement as far as gauging a nation’s productive capacities. However, it has nothing substantive to say about the actual progress or well-being of a society.
The story of global industry in the 21st century could be told through the perspective of three firms: Google, Facebook and Amazon.
If there’s one thing today’s older generations love, (besides posting Confederate flag minion memes to Facebook) it’s lazily pathologizing young people. This isn’t new, of course. Despite slight modifications, complaints about “the youth” have remained consistent since the ‘60s: Kids are narcissistic, entitled, overly sensitive, strangely consumed with technology and the opinions of others, and lacking in motivation.
When we think of the apocalypse, a couple of images come to mind. There are the grand displays of alien motherships, staffed with plunderers from another world invading our own. But reality paints a different picture.