• Further Reading


    The girl with a pearl earring may not be wearing a pearl earring. How a commercial airplane is built. A review of The Hayao Miyazaki Collection. Longform Best of 2014. What happens when you strike a match. 30 Years ago this month a gas leak at a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India killed thousands of people. Why is everyone so busy? An excellent but lengthy essay on Britain’s war in Afghanistan. The Economist books of the year. Financial Times editors, columnist and a number of authors list their books of the year. And a series of striking aerial photos of Detroit.

  • My Favourite Albums of 2014


    Not much this year.

  • ll Capo by Yuri Ancarani


    Excerpt from ll Capo by Yuri Ancarani. A short video of the hand gestures of a foreman at a marble quarry in Carrara.

  • David Shields: Reality Hunger


    Is it any good? Yes. Is it overrated? Yes. Is it underrated? Yes.

  • Veteran Hip Hop Dancers Reminisce About Local Styles


    KQED Arts asked veterans of legendary dance crews GroovMekanex and the Black Messengers to show off some signature moves from the streets of Oakland and the Fillmore.