I actually don’t mind the writer’s strike. I don’t watch much TV anyway and it frees up time to rent movies like Killer of Sheep, which I finally got around to checking off my list last night. This cryptic, beautifully framed masterpiece by Charles Burnett was restored and rereleased this fall to loads more critical acclaim (the first time around the Library of Congress declared it a national treasure) and I just learned it’ll be coming back out in wider release this spring. It’s a bleak, non-narrative film of jarring juxtapositions and a strangely disturbing soundtrack of mid-century pop music that manages not to temper scenes but to make them that much more haunting. Maybe it was the mood I was in but I was riveted.
cool stuff abounds. find your way on, off and around the gridI'm a writer and wide-eyed wanderer, culturemonger and experience collector. Born in New York and raised in Colorado, I've also lived in Sydney, France, Martinique and spent various random weeks and months exploring the spaces between. Possibly as a result, I'm not happy unless I'm on a plane twice a month going somewhere to discover something cool. This is where I'll attempt to collect and share some of the things I see in travel, design, retail, music, film, web, food, style. (I admit, focus has never been my strongsuit.) Day jobs have included years at big city branding shops, little town magazines and a stint heading up marketing for an alternative law firm's San Francisco office. I still have a foot in that pretty little city but my heart resides in Manhattan.
My other gigI'm also editrix-in-chief of TheDistillery, a marketing blog focused on media, design, and brands. It's a place where a bunch of stuff goes in and only the good stuff comes out. Drink up. DistilleryMedia.com.