Some notable reads from today’s times:
– No earthquake, tsunami or nuclear crisis will keep tourists away from relentlessly cheap airfares and dodging in Japan right now. Take advantage you wanderlusting exploiters!
– In this novel, a girl sends a boy a sexy video which is then uploaded and inevitably gone vital, resulting in the humiliation and destruction of a family.
– Calling all lazy hipster couch bums: what more to get you excited than jogging in your underwear?
– Jamaica Bay is the largest swath of nature in this city and it reminds me how much of this city I have yet to explore.
– I hate when yoga is turned into a heartless, mindless, sporty boot camp for the privileged.
– Rachel Sterne is the “community manager” for the city and with 21,000 followers I envy her success and ambition to make the city’s function relevant and accessible to a digitally engaged public.
– I miss using my paper calendar but don’t regret having converted to ical considering how much I’ve perfected my synchronized schedule.
– Superfunding the Gowanus Canal has kept rich people and developers away and brought on scrabby artists and other creatives.
– I wish my parents were saavy enough to make me read 10 classics in exchange for a spiffy new bike.
– Is co-working right for you?
– South Koreans are brutal, sadistic, misogynistic and blinded by pecking orders and ageist hierarchy. “No pain no gain” is taken to a whole other level in required military service and its affects on Korean culture makes me ashamed sometimes of my cultural background.
– Holland Cotter advises Metropolitan Museum of Art to take this opportunity housing their permanent collection at the Whitney (as the latter moves downtown) by focusing what they’re known for: history laden, multicultural works of art. Leave the postmodern, socially engaged, performative, conceptual mish mash of contemporary art to every other gallery and museum in this city.