I love this.
I love this.
I’ve spent the afternoon at Tate Liverpool. The art on display is just amazing.
I just love this non-story.
The full story of the 1963 Everest team’s summit — and their daring first ascent of the mountain’s West Ridge.
This article about Everest is everything that modern journalism should be. Rich in multimedia, chock-full of third-party content and visually stunning. It even integrates an advertiser (Eddie Bauer) in a clever way.
And it’s a beautiful story.
“This incredible photo marks the end of Matador Torero Álvaro Múnera’s career. He collapsed in remorse mid-fight when he realized he was having to prompt this otherwise gentle beast to fight. He went on to become an avid opponent of bullfights. Even grievously wounded by picadors, he did not attack this man.
“Torrero Munera is quoted as saying of this moment: “And suddenly, I looked at the bull. He had this innocence that all animals have in their eyes, and he looked at me with this pleading. It was like a cry for justice, deep down inside of me. I describe it as being like a prayer - because if one confesses, it is hoped, that one is forgiven. I felt like the worst shit on earth.”
When in America.. (at Battlefield Vegas)
I wouldn’t let him drown in this pond.
This blog is hilarious.
Hip-hop, soul, and Morricone-inspired composer/producer Adrian Younge, creator of 2011’s excellent “Something About April” LP and the 2009 soundtrack to Black Dynamite, is back with two new collaborative albums: Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics and Twelve Reasons to Die With Ghostface Killah. Above is the video for “Stop and Look (And You Have Found Love)” from the Younge/Delfonics release. Younge was on NPR’s Fresh Air yesterday.
It’s worth listening to even if for no other reason than to hear Terry Gross say “Ghosface Killah.” …and “soft porn”
Camel on balcony in Alexandria, Egypt.
I love this blog!
“Hot Chip, These Chains”
This song. It’s just the best song I’ve heard all year.
I made this “a week in the life” post last April after a week that involved strange roundabout fauna in Al Ain, petting/riding horses, singing karaoke in an Al Ain dive bar full of lonely expats, shooting guns, climbing Jebel Hafeet (in my car) and the ubiquitious Russian cabaret.
It’s been hiding in my Drafts folder, and I just found it. What a fun little throwback.
Please paint me Moby throwing ninja stars at a melancholic badger whilst eating a Papa John’s Pizza in Lidl in Shrewsbury. Moby is wearing an Admiral England shirt, Bermuda shorts and 18-hole DMs. The badger is sat in Spielberg’s directors chair and smoking a pipe.
What a great day running the Wadi Bih relay race, and what a great crew! (at Golden Tulip Resort Dibba)
Oh man - there goes the next 3 weekends. Or 102 trips to the bathroom.