Searching for Bruce Sterling

Searching for Bruce Sterling

Yesterday afternoon I read Virginia Heffernan’s essay, “Let Them Eat Tweets: Why Twitter is a trap,” in the New York Times Magazine, and so interesting did I find it that for a good part of this morning and afternoon I bounced around the internet...

Holland Cotter Wins Pulitzer Prize

The NYT’s Holland Cotter beats out Inga Saffron of The Philadelphia Inquirer and Sebastian Smee of The Boston Globe for the Pulitzah Prize (and its $10,000 award) for “distinguished criticism, in print or online, or both.” Only 10 grand?? I always...
R.I.P. J.G. Ballard

R.I.P. J.G. Ballard

Renowned novelist J.G. Ballard died yesterday at the age of 78, after a lengthy battle with cancer. From the (U.K.’s) Times Online: “(Ballard’s) influence stretched across a modern world that he seemed to see coming years in advance. His dark, often...
Steve McQueen’s Hunger

Steve McQueen’s Hunger

Last weekend I was able to check out Steven McQeen’s highly acclaimed film Hunger. This is the first feature length film by the Turner prize winner, and it won the Caméra d’Or at Cannes this year. Although a re-examination of a deeply political history and...
The Hounds of Love

The Hounds of Love

I have to take a moment of BAS time to mention this amazing way to spend a Sunday night. Via Paper Mag: “Several of us are banding together to start a new party – Kate Bush Night @ Sweet Paradise. We don’t know if it will be weekly, monthly, or a one...