30 Sep
A civilized chat with post-punk artist Paul McCarthy

When it comes to art, I know a little bit about a few things. I know I love Vermeer, that Guernica is something special, and that Rothko paintings calm me. If you tried to talk to me about such-and-such movement or the difference between pre-Raphaelite blah blah and post-modern so-and-so you’d be met with a very […]


The continuing saga of one girl’s plight with unemployment…(read vol I,  vol II, vol III, vol IV, vol V,  vol VI, vol VII and vol. VIII) Last week my dad gave me some career/life advice. It went something like this: Dad: Honey, I’m real proud of your writing. Me: Thanks dad! Dad: How’s the job […]


16 Aug
GM's Robonaut 2 will send tweets from space

I feel bad for robots. They get charged with all of humanity’s most laborious, repetitive tasks, with little or no glory. Welding car chassis joints, sealing up gushing oil platforms, carrying rich drunks to bed. Thanks to NASA and GM that’s about to change, and our robotic underlords are about to make their way into […]


27 Jan
High-tech meets hardcore...

Anytime I see something that’s just in my price range, I try to imagine life with that object. If it sounds like a completely bad idea, I’ll run with it. I’ve got worse money handling skills than a Wall Street investment banker, which makes me a great consumer. Now, take the Desktop V-Twin Engine for […]


8 Jan
Islands + Michael Cera + acid + space angels = No You Don't

I used to love Michael Cera back in the Arrested Development days just cos he was rad, then when he started playing the same gosh-gee-whillickers guy in the hoodie in every damn movie where they couldn’t get Napolean Dynamite he started getting on my nerves. Lately, I’m starting to like homeboy again. Maybe it’s that […]