I mean, honestly.
I am excited to announce that betaworks is participating in the seed round of Yo. I wanted to share a few thoughts on how I see Yo fitting into the ecosystem of services on, and beyond, phones.
Over the past year, year and a half, we at betaworks have become increasingly interested in the…
"*Government Contracts* by E.B. Washburne is an adrenaline infused…"
There’s a certain standard-issue pose for the young person of literary ambitions in New York. Cynical and slightly bored-seeming on the outside; thirsty on the inside: disillusioned with the whole idea of “believing in anything,” exhibiting a generalized scorn of government, religion, politics and philosophy, as well as a set of received feelings about women, and about “respecting” women. Very rarely will anyone venture one syllable outside that SOP for fear of imperiling a nascent career. And understandably so, perhaps: in the fishbowl of New York media, the slightest deviation from conventional thinking is so easily magnified that the risk of being blackballed is real.
Major pause in a piece/review/essay I otherwise am really into—Is this true? It feels very untrue, but maybe I, a, do not have literary ambitions, b, do not know people who do, c, am again falling prey to failing to see that there is the “book world” and the “media world” and they overlap but aren’t the same. But Maria says “literary” and then says “media.” But this thing she calls standard-issue sounds completely alien, from real life, to me.(via jaimealyse)
What are you doing?
Put Your Phone Down
Take a picture of a flower, a baby, a cat, a sidewalk, an airplane, a painting, please. Please do! It’s wonderful that we all have instant access to an artistic practice that was once expensive and elitist. But the compulsory documentation of everything is monstrous.
Hey, here are three, YES THREE, books to read.
Emily Gould, Amy Sohn and Mira Jacob
Because there’s three books by women out today, we should look inside and see what they have in common! Isn’t that the totally obvious and meaningful thing to do if you sit back and think about it for a minute???
Do you want to live in a church in Williamsburg???
A Photo Tour of Williamsburg’s Latest Real Estate Travesty
Today’s great story on New York City as real estate investment and money laundering capital of the world has lots to recommend it, but in particular it confirms one of those things you already know …