Archive for the 'Life and Life Only' Category


Hey nineteen That’s ‘Retha Franklin She don’t remember the Queen of Soul That was recorded by Steely Dan in 1980, when Aretha already appeared to be in the rearview mirror. But she wasn’t. Forget the forgettable Arista hits, but remember her appearances on the Grammys, at Obama’s inauguration and the Kennedy Center Honors. Aretha Franklin […]


That’s why no one showed up at the white supremacist march yesterday, they were afraid of pictures, of having their lives ruined. You’re building your reputation online every damn day, and ironically it’s the young who realize this, those who’ve grown up with the prying eyes of the internet, there are cameras everywhere, and if […]

Soft Knowledge

The STEM era is over. For twenty years we’ve experienced the denigration of the liberal arts. For twenty years we’ve been ruled by tech. For twenty years it’s been about entrepreneurship. Now it’s about thinking. About concepts. About ideas. Not changing the world with products, but analysis and influence. You can’t compete with the billionaires, […]

Westfield Century City

Westfield Century City It’s theatre. The mall is dying, that’s what we read. But in truth, the mall resembles everything else in modern America, there are winners and losers and you get to pick which side you’re gonna be on, it takes a ton of hard work, reinvestment, most people don’t want to make the […]