David Foster Wallace, Wes Anderson and the San Antonio Spurs

I can’t tell you how to fall in love, but I’ve always agreed with Mr. Darcy’s explanation of it from Pride and Prejudice: “I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.” I’m not here to argue with…

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A Portal Through Space And Time

The Armory Show was a portal through space and time, crossing oceans and giving American artists and the American public a glimpse of the future. But describing this moment as a quivering fork in the road for both art and culture is too stark a binary. It was more like the introduction of a virus. Modernism began to… » 2/21/14 4:59pm 2/21/14 4:59pm

If You Didn't Know He Was 6'10"

Right, this too. Steve Novak is white. He’s so pale (How pale is he?) that he appears almost translucent. More than that: he mostly lacks professional-grade muscle tone and never quite breaks into a full sprint on the court. Rather, he ambles goofily, with his sloping, shoulders dangling idly, as if they knew the…

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