“Is not the pastness of the past the more profound, the more legendary, the more immediately it falls before the present ?” ― Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain

Jane ni Dhulchaointigh.

99U 2015 Conference.



Posted on January 7th 2016 in Art

“If we are one with everything, what are we so scared of?”

Posted on October 16th 2015 in Art

Michael Reynolds

“We have the potential to enhance the planet. Trees enhance the planet; humans could go way further. I can see the earth glowing like a sun just from what people can do to it – just making the earth sing like music, rather than shit floating in drivers, and chemicals in the air, stuff like that.”



Posted on December 23rd 2014 in Uncategorized

“Investigative reporting, like storytelling, like listening to stories, can become its own kind of hypnosis.”



“As for myself, after weeks of these meta-conversations, I don’t know that any of the online obsessiveness about Serial has a clear explanation. The phrase I keep coming back to, instead, is the one with which this article opens: “I was just curious like everybody else.” I’d never have driven up to Jay’s house unannounced, not even as a reporter with several months of work under my belt like Koenig. But I can understand the pull. Investigative reporting, like storytelling, or like listening to stories, can become its own kind of hypnosis.”

Serial nears its end, but the Reddit detectives keep workingThe Guardian


Posted on December 16th 2014 in A propos nothing

E r r o r

Posted on December 12th 2014 in A propos nothing

Imitation of Life

“Belano, I said, the heart of the matter is knowing whether evil (or sin or crime or whatever you want to call it) is random or purposeful. If it’s purposeful, we can fight it, it’s hard to defeat, but we have a chance, like two boxers in the same weight class, more or less. If it’s random, on the other hand, we’re fucked, and we’ll just have to hope that God, if He exists, has mercy on us. And that’s what it all comes down to.”

Arturo Bolaño, The Savage Detectives, p. 420.

Posted on September 14th 2014 in Art, Music, Uncategorized

“The format doesn’t matter.” – Amanda Palmer



Posted on May 4th 2014 in Art


Posted on March 14th 2014 in Uncategorized

Tous les mêmes

Posted on February 16th 2014 in Music

What’s On Your Mind?

“We assert our right to not care about stuff, to not say anything, to opt out of debate over things that are silly and also things that are serious—because why pretend to have a strong opinion when we do not? Why are we being asked to participate in some imaginary game of Risk where we have to take a side? We welcome the re-emergence of politics in the wake of the financial crash, the restoration of sincerity as a legitimate adult posture. But already we see this new political sincerity morphing into a set of consumer values, up for easy exploitation. We are all cosmopolitans online, attentive to everything; but the internet is not one big General Assembly, and the controversies planted in establishment newspapers aren’t always the sort of problems that require the patient attention of a working group.” – n+1: “Against the Rage Machine”

Read rest here.

Posted on January 31st 2014 in A propos nothing, Nonfiction/Essays