Every Pittsburgh Pirates uniform from the 1979 season. via; h/t Deadspin
America’s management of its wild animals has evolved, or maybe devolved, into a surreal kind of performance art.
Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America
Bricktease: Making Casino Royale -
As a reply to the amazing, overwhelming, response to Lego Casino Royale. I thought I would write a short item to cover off a few things.
Who/What is Bricktease?
I am Batman, I mean, Bricktease. There is only one of me, I am not a team or group. Though I am supported and assisted by…
Christina Gehrig & her son Lou, ca. 1926
New York Daily News photo
If I were playing third base and my mother were rounding third with the run that was going to beat us, I’d trip her. Oh, I’d pick her up and brush her off and say, ‘Sorry, Mom,’ but nobody beats me. — Leo Durocher (via mightyflynn)
10 Great Articles by Mark Bowden -
A Tetw reading list
Classic journalism about war and more from a great reporter.
Pocket square guide. I rarely use them, but good to know.
“I think the invisibility of editors has really hurt news organizations,” says Ann Friedman, 31, the former executive editor of Good and a weekly Web columnist for New York magazine and CJR. “Except for the occasional ombudsman and the very top editors at The New York Times, I don’t know who’s curating my news. When I go to Andrew Sullivan, or the Hairpin, or [The Atlantic’s] Ta-Nehisi Coates, I know who is curating my news.”
The idea has long been that an editor is “this faceless, objective Wizard of Oz type,” to maintain the appearance of objectivity. “Editors should be communicating as humans with their readers,” Friedman says. “The idea that you’re getting a point of view is important. It’s not necessarily a left or right political view; it’s just knowing you’ll get a certain type of tone and content.” — I talked to Ben Adler for this CJR feature on the future of news. (via annfriedman)
“Accesable entrance” == Los Angeles
No matter how much you think you’re ready to assume the office of the president, it’s impossible to understand the nature of the job until it’s yours. — Peggy Noonan seems to think this is a backhanded compliment by Obama, and maybe it is in context, but there’s a reason why most U.S. presidents are gracious to their predecessors — only they know what the crushing burdens are.
Longreads: Celebrating Four Years of Longreads -
Longreads just celebrated its fourth birthday, and it’s been a thrill to watch this community grow since we introduced this service and Twitter hashtag in 2009. Thank you to everyone who participates, whether it’s as a reader, a publisher, a writer—or all three. And thanks to the …