Paolo Sorrentino’s looks to be in Terrence Malick mode in his new trailer for La Grande Bellezza. Maybe he’s slowing down after Il Divo and This Must Be the Place, but I doubt it…
The Lowline from a Pettit & Sevitt brochure 1964.
Design by Architect Ken Woolley
So apparently there’s some pretty rad inexpensive suburban Australian architecture, well there used to be. This guy Charles Pickett has released a book entitled Designer Suburbs.
I’d love a Lowline built at the top of some hill in the bush with a deck to end all decks. I’d get Pierre and Clarky to build it at %150 scale so as to not get cramped and rename the bastard the Highline. Then all I’d have to do is decide how often to hold Tmacfest, quarterly is pretty often for a wildy radical festival isn’t it?
Harry Belafonte and the Muppets.
If possible could peeps arrange for this to be performed at my funeral?
Beck covering David Bowie’s Sound & Vision
earthquake-weather: This has been making the rounds, but just got to watch it for the first time. Pretty rad. Beck orchestrates 160+ musicians, and the entire thing was filmed/directed by Chris Milk with 360 degree cameras and mics. An immersive multimedia web film will be coming out soon, where you’ll be able to hear and see the concert from every(!) seat in the house.
The future is here, guys.
I’m not in love with Beck but this is pretty damn impressive
James McAvoy rides high in the adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel Filth
The Man in the Arena
By: Theodore Roosevelt from a passage in Citizenship in a Republic
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
When buying any sort of technology, usually cameras or computer gear, I used to read up reviews, buyer guides and whatever else I could find online. Most of this is garbage. Now I frequent this fantastic site called The Wirecutter which recommends one product in each category and explains their decision and why the competitors are inferior. (I want one of these $90 Bluetooth Boomboxes, maybe we should call them bloomboxes)
It was created by this young web entrepreneur guy, Brian Lam, who used to work for Gizmodo, and has a great Steve Jobs story. You can read more about Lam in David Carr’s NY Times story. Carr has a pretty interesting twitter account too…
Photo: Kent Nishimura
15 new Arrested Development episodes in one day?
I think the internet is going down on May 26th.
He doesn’t give much away, but this interview with creator and writer Mitch Hurwitz is pretty funny.
His road rage story is great.