May 24, 2016
Why Game of Thrones reads like history and not fantasy
Ancient beer in China
"Archaeologists studying vessels unearthed in the Shaanxi province of China say they’ve uncovered beer-making equipment dating from between 3400 and 2900 BC - an era known as the late Yangshao period - and figured out the recipe to boot."
Agalloch - She Painted Fire Across the Skyline
May 23, 2016
Aeschylus - Agamemnon (1981)
"First play in The Oresteia trilogy, which concerns the end of the curse of the house of Atreus. This is followed by The Libation Bearers and then The Furies. Performed by The National Theater."
The sublime Luca Turin
"There is a basic distinction between the sublime and the beautiful. The sublime is natural beauty, i.e. rose, lemon oil, oud, musk etc. The beautiful is what you do with it. Many niche houses think they can get away with selling little pieces of the sublime while steering well away from fully worked-out beauty."
Lily Allen - LDN
May 22, 2016
Seikilos Epitaph - Song of Seikilos
"I am a tombstone, an icon. Seikilos placed me here as an everlasting sign of deathless remembrance."
While you live, shine
have no grief at all
life exists only for a short while
and time demands an end.
May 21, 2016
Sesame Street - Monsterpiece Theater "Twin Beaks"
James Bay - Let It Go
May 18, 2016
The Graham Norton Show S19E08
Guests: Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Johnny Depp, Jack Whitehall
The backstory to that £195 DHL T-shirt
“We never expected a reaction like this,” says Demna Gvasalia in his eastern-European accented English. “That people would desire what we do. We live in a world where clothes… I mean they don’t really matter, do they? But then then they do if you can speak to someone like that.”
Last spring: "Today we present our interview with Demna Gvasalia, the fashion designer behind the clothing brand VETEMENTS."
School of Seven Bells - Music Takes Me
May 17, 2016
Alfred Schnittke - Concerto Grosso n.1 (1976/1977)
"The real legacy of Schnittke's music is its multidimensional exploration of what musical truth in the 20th century might be, from chaotic polystylism to heartfelt spirituality."