Fellow PSFK contributor Simone Haruko Smith made an incredible find at an Alexanderplatz, Berlin grocery store: the USA section. It includes, in true Yankee fashion, everything from Betty Crocker to cheese-whiz. Although, in my opinion, the Germans left out (for better or for worse) a few notable pieces of Americana: Aunt Jemima, velveeta, fun-yuns, oatmeal […]Read more "The Realization of an American ‘Ethnic’ Food Section"
In an age of 3D mega-tainment, finding artists that speak in quiet truths and vernacular can be an unexpected joy. Sparrow Songs, a collaboration between filmmaker Alex Jablonski and cinematographer Michael Totten, is one of those surprises. This year long project consists of 12 mini-episodes, one per month, exploring everything from the life of […]Read more "Sparrow Songs: One Year of Documentary Film"
This is just a quick PSA for anyone else whose high school experience was augmented by the escape of an even more acerbic and surreal Lawndale High. Daria Morgendorffer has finally made it to DVD. I can hardly contain my geeky-self. Hit up the normal retail venues for more info.Read more "Nostalgic Sloth and Sarcasm: Daria x DVD"
Some people take themselves too damn seriously, which is why this playful analysis is refreshingly different. Mini sofa Calatrava’s are judged for their inspired use of cushions, afghans, and coffee tables. Build LLC explains in more detail: “Unrepresented and ignored for too long in the architectural industry, today’s post pays respect to the wonders of […]Read more "Couch Cushion Architecture, A Critical Analysis"
[Al’s Tower, a block of flats on Harrow Road, Berea, overlooking the Ponte building, from the “Jo’Burg” series, 2004] Guy Tillim’s quiet photo documentary of Hillbrow, South Africa manages to clearly and thoughtfully describe post-apartheid life, without posturing or explicitly capturing individual suffering. His photos really are quite remarkable. “Though Guy Tillim is often considered […]Read more "Guy Tillim x Jo’Burg"
If there is one thing in my life I can say with utmost certainty it would be this — if I had spent my youth playing The Tamale Trail, The Southern BBQ Trail, and/or The Southern Gumbo Trail instead of the standard Oregon Trail, I would have defiantly chosen to remain a child forever. Looking […]Read more "BBQ Roadtrip: Southern Foodways Alliance’s Interactive Oral History"
In most cities the idea of having 26.2 miles of car-free pavement at your disposal sounds like a dream — especially in auto clogged L.A. So, with an eye towards creative urban intervention, the Wolfpack Hustle bike crew has managed to turn the night prior to the L.A. marathon into an event in and of […]Read more "Wolfpack Hustle: Hacking the LA Marathon"