Newsom drops out of California governor's race →
If everything continues to go well for Jerry Brown, California could have a very familiar face as its next governor. Brown now has a clear path to the Democratic nomination, at least. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, his closest competitor for it, announced Friday afternoon that he’s dropping out of the race.
Love this guy. theimpossiblecool: The second in our series of three short films went live today. It really was a pleasure to have spent the afternoon with Gadi. He is a genuine New York soul and his store is amazing! Enjoy. Sean
One in 8 Million - NYTimes.com →
One in 8 million tells the stories of New York characters in sound and images. A new profile is added weekly.
Julian Casablancas - 11th Dimension
Love that white spot on Kinsey’s shirt.
Salute All Cars, Kids. It’s a Rule in China. -... →
HUANGPING, China — All the students at Luolang Elementary School, a yellow-and-orange concrete structure off a winding mountain road in southern China, know the key rules: Do not run in the halls. Take your seat before the bell rings. Raise your hand to ask a question. And oh, yes: Salute every passing car on your way to and from school.
Critic’s Notebook - An American Architectural... →
A dynamic moment in American architecture — the explosion of art museums, concert halls and performing arts centers that transformed cities across the country over the last decade — is officially over. The money has dried up, and who knows when there will be a similar boom.
Elliott Smith - Bled White So I wait for the F...
(once like a spark) if strangers meet life begins- not poor not rich (only...– (via eecummings)
The Scenestar: Morrissey In Hospital After... →
Major drag. Long live the pomp. animinimalism: Bad news Morrissey fans, according to the Press Association and various sources, Morrissey was taken to hospital tonight after collapsing on stage with breathing difficulties. Morrissey was performing at the Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon after taking the stage to perform around 9pm. After singing “This Charming Man”, Morrissey fell to his knees...
Prosecutors Turn Tables on Student Journalists -... →
EVANSTON, Ill. — For more than a decade, classes of students at Northwestern University’s journalism school have been scrutinizing the work of prosecutors and the police. The investigations into old crimes, as part of the Medill Innocence Project, have helped lead to the release of 11 inmates, the project’s director says, and an Illinois governor once cited those wrongful convictions as he...
Architecture Firms Go East for Work - WSJ.com →
Even as many building sites have been idled world-wide in the wake of the financial crisis, construction workers are expected to start work next year on the foundation of a 123-story tapered glass tower in Seoul that is vying to become South Korea’s tallest building. The project could still run into delays. But if it proceeds on schedule, the 1,821-foot Lotte Super Tower 123 would be the...
NYT: The Secret New York Minute - Trains Late by... →
Every commuter train that departs from New York City — about 900 a day — leaves a minute later than scheduled. If the timetable says 8:14, the train will actually leave at 8:15. The 12:48 is really the 12:49. In other words, if you think you have only a minute to get that train — well, relax. You have two. (via caughtupinsanity)
Fiction is one of the few experiences where loneliness can be both confronted...– David Foster Wallace
The Fleetwoods - Mr. Blue
Gay congressman Barney Frank says rights march... →
Rep. Barney Frank, the first openly gay member of Congress, says he’d rather see gay rights supporters lobbying their elected officials than marching in Washington this weekend, calling the demonstration “a waste of time at best.” (via newser)