“Growing up there were a couple of things going on that made it feel very foreign to me. I was mad, actually, that the city I was raised in felt like I didn’t belong…I do blame that for starting me off in music, actually.” – Zach Condon, Beirut lead singer “Nantes” by Beirut is the song that made me love this band. I love the … Continue reading An American band inspired by Balkan sounds and French cabaret
Martin Schoeller gets his subjects “It’s very judgmental, which image you choose from a shoot, where you think that person’s character is best portrayed, in which moment. – Martin Schoeller Read the full interview here Continue reading Portraits are photography at its best
“That’s why monogamy has such a bad reputation. It’s boring. Monogamy is the habit of not acting on what you want. I even hate the word itself. It sounds so staid, so bourgeois. Monogamy, like a board game, the approximation of excitement.” Before you read the essay below by Ian Brown, read this personal experience with Istanbul from another author here – then you will … Continue reading An honest and hopeful look at monogamy
Shame, an ageless and universal deeply human feeling, is treated as it specifically relates to modern life – with an impeccable style. One of my greatest cinematic loves is this duo: British director Steve McQueen and Irish-German actor Michael Fassbender and their film “Shame.” Specifically, the film’s main theme is sex addiction, but seen more broadly, the film paints a picture of modernity and the … Continue reading The timeliest of all timely films
This is not funny, but it is beautiful.
Oscar Wilde is well-known for his witty, Irish humor. When I set out to read this letter which he wrote to his lover while in prison, Continue reading "From the depths of Oscar Wilde"