Posts by: Joshuah Bearman
The epic, in (surprising metaphorically effective) 8-bit-ification....more
…about being dishonest.
This article should have been titled “Republicans Freely Admit They Have No Ideas,” since it basically is an on-the-record admission by GOP strategists that their mid-term strategy, which is the culmination of two years of GOP opposition strategy, is to use fear to impugn Democratic policies while offering none of their own....more
First, a question. If you were a proprietor of a criminal organization with a cliched (and apparently universal) flamboyant aesthetic, don’t you think that you might one day decide to dress in sweaters and chinos so as to avoid easy detection by the police?...more
Even more surprising is the fact that hijira, as the gypsy-like middlesex is called in South Asia, are marginally accepted as a social group, even in conservative Pakistan....more
Susan Mullally is a photographer in Texas. Among other things, she takes pictures of homeless people who congregate underneath an Interstate 35 bridge in Waco.
The portraits are of the people, rootless for various reasons, and the things they still treasure in their predicament....more
The best detail about the Senate parliamentarian is not that he is a mysterious figure with a question mark for a head. Or that his last interview was 22 years ago. Or that Senate Historian Donald Ritchie has only seen him in the cafeteria a couple times in 30 years....more
There was Gerald (and Sara) Murphy:
P.s. How awesome is it that there was such a costume ball?
P.p.s. Looks like Gerald’s costume came complete with a revved up engine under the hood!...more
It is the tale of a third-grade indiscretion that also happens to also be an economic parable for our time. It involves snacks. In addition to the above snacks, there are appearances by classics — Cheetos, Fritos, Jolly Ranchers — and some peripheral favorites, like Nutter Butters....more
So there was a great piece in the LA Times last week about Art Laboe, an 84-year-old veteran radio host in Los Angeles whose long history and oldies show has forged a deep cross-cultural connection with the Latino community.
Laboe may be old news to some, but that’s all the more reason to say hats off to the LA Times for putting a story on him up front....more
Basically, technology and distribution has enabled a do-it-yourself, ‘zine movement in video games. It’s a raucous avant garde, and wants to upset its medium’s establishment while also — dare one say it — making video games that aspire to artistic greatness....more