Measuring and Manufacturing Authenticity

Measuring and Manufacturing Authenticity

It took my favorite futurist, Scott Smith, to show me Santa Moncica’s best and most authentic cappuccino: Wait, did I just call a cappuccino ‘authentic’? What does that even mean? Scott and I spent much of our morning kaffeeklatsch at Caffé...
[Race] A Review of Reviews of Avatar

[Race] A Review of Reviews of Avatar

Whether Avatar is racist is a matter for debate. Regardless of where you come down on that question, it’s undeniable that the film – like alien apartheid flick District 9, released earlier this year – is emphatically a fantasy about race....

Scared of What You Study

From Ta-Nehisi: Our problem is this–we have pundits who are geniuses at interpreting numbers, but rank failures at interpreting people. This is how someone looks at you with a straight face and argues that black men will use gay marriage to escape the altar....

Brother From Another Mother

Or “Notes for the Begininning of the 1,327th week of my life”. How do I know that this is the beginning of the 1,327th day of my life you ask? Because Google Calculator tells me so. Really. Just go to Google and type in “how many weeks in X...

Dear World,

… please stop asking me so many questions. Please stop asking me if I want the meal deal. Or a large drink to go along with that. Or a car wash with my gas fill up. Please stop asking me if I would like another transaction or my card back. Or a pastry to go...
Sharks, Jelly Fish, and Sting Rays Oh My

Sharks, Jelly Fish, and Sting Rays Oh My

Tomorrow is the big race. It’s already 1 a.m. My buddies are coming over at 6 a.m. tomorrow. And I’m not anywhere close to being fit enough to finish this thing tomorrow. The only comfort at all is that neither are my friends. There are rumors of beer and...
Granddaddy MacGyver

Granddaddy MacGyver

Imagine if your great-great-great-great-grandfather/mother had a blog. How rad would that be? Any time you wanted you could go and check out what they thought about Napolean or Cortes or what their favorite food was or why they got in fights with their neighbor. How...