Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Dreams Lost in Paradise

I have been recently giving thought to the genre as true crime. My mom showed me this article today that appeared in the LA TIMES this weekend.

I was really struck by the story. In the first place you a group of young people that have so much at their finger tips that it seems unimaginable to most, but it is for that reason that makes them believe that makes them highly capable of this act. I guess in many ways it easy to see where these people come from. It is the idea of community that I think I can relate to. The whole story plays like some type of Shakespearian tragedy, which is what really drew me in.

It's long article but I hope you have the time to check it out. Big ups the people who wrote and contributed to it.It's the most gripping narrative I've read recently.


Thursday, November 29, 2007

Stripper Night at the Old Folks Home

George Saunders is one of my favorites right now. He able bring the smart, funny, style that is some how both cynical but beautifully truth about human beings are capable to good.

panda bear skateboard

It looks a amazing from something simple. The same skate sequence we've all seem. comes back in a whole new way through a different lens.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

interviews with the public...

Micheal Showalter Showalter show is nothing short of amazing. I came across it this last week and I think I've watched a total of six videos. I think I need to stop and participate in more activities.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

"you've got the whitest shoelaces"

"The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao", is perhaps one of my favorite books of this past year. I can't get enough of it. I'm almost done with the book and I'm pretty bummed cause there is not more. His work touches on many things including Dominican Republic,Sci-Fi, Ethnic girls, being a dork, dating ethnic girls...

In this video, he's speaking at Google HQ, which I guess they get to watch on their lunch breaks or something. I need something like in my life. He's really funny and cussing and alot, which reminds me of my dad's style of teaching.

Check his shit out

Rap Videos

Not to talk to too much shit but I've always had my doubts about Jay-Z. Of course I loved the Black Album but some of his earlier stuff is "whateves" for me. At any rate here's his new joint. I have to admit that

I'm at home sick today. Send me good tidings.
Assuming that someone reads this thing.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

This is the Cool Kids

After apparently putting on one of the critically revered performances at the L.A. Detour Fest a couple of weeks. Plus there song Gold and Pager was of my my favorite song of this past year. I didn't get to see them because of other engagements and steep ticket prices. At any rate I hope they come back to L.A. soon....


Saturday, October 6, 2007

The Shock Doctrine

I read Naomi Klien's No Logo four years ago. It was one of the deciding factors into incorporate Sociology into my major. Her new book looks awesome. She does a really good job try to capture an through voice of gobalization. Her new book is called The Shock Doctrine and the video below is directed by Alfonso CuarĂ³n.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Friday, September 14, 2007