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Critic-at-Large, T Magazine — New York Times
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Critic-at-large for T, the New York Times Style Magazine. Book-in-progress: Two Wheels Good: A Bicycle History of the World (2016-ish).

In Praise of the Humble Knot — They're as old as humankind and used by practically every person on the planet every day, so how come they're so underappreciated? Knot enthusiasts like to say that civilization is held together by knots. It sounds like a wisecrack - but if you take a look around, you may begin to see the truth behind the quip.

In Thimphu, Bhutan there are no traffic lights. Instead a cop... on Twitpic — In Thimphu, Bhutan there are no traffic lights. Instead a cop stands in a kind of gazebo & does elegant hand-jive.

Animal Traffic — The trade in illegal wildlife is a $19 billion annual business with ties to the Russian mob and Islamic extremists, and there's one place the world turns to investigate the crime: a federal forensics lab (and curiosity cabinet) in a hippie town in Oregon. At about 12:45 a.m.

Welcome to the Integratron — Go Back to Home In the wee hours of Aug. 24, 1953, George Van Tassel, a 43-year-old former aviation engineer, was awakened by a man from outer space. Six years earlier, Van Tassel had moved with his family to Landers, Calif., a place of stark beauty and rainbow sunsets in the southeastern corner of the Mojave Desert, 40 desolate miles due north of Palm Springs.

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The Playlist | The Best of Queen Bey — Jody Rosen, T's critic at large, interviewed Beyoncé Knowles for the cover of T's culture issue, which hits newsstands June 15. "The way she sings, her approach to rhythm and harmony, her dancing - it's all very strange and sui generis," he says of the singer.

The Woman on Top of the World — A few years ago, Beyoncé Knowles was like any other record-breaking pop star in an already crowded field. Then something changed. Photograph by Juergen Teller. Styled by Poppy Kain. If you've ever seen Beyoncé Knowles astride a concert stage or a red carpet, you know she is a woman with a flair for dramatic entrances.

The forgotten 1909 hit that introduced adultery to American popular music. — In the spring of 1909, American popular song got sexy. Of course, love and courtship, and by extension sex, had been Topic A in pop music for decades. But while songwriters had long trafficked in euphemisms and innuendo-coy talk of "sighing" and "spooning" beneath the old oak tree and by...

The 150 Greatest Schlock Songs of All Time -- Vulture — This is one listener's schlock canon, a list of great schlock songs that covers a lot of territory. There are Civil War anthems, parlor songs, and jazz standards. There's rock and soul and hip-hop; there's Bing Crosby and the Bee Gees and Beyoncé.

In Defense of Schlock Music -- Vulture — Mad Men: How Much Money Did Each of SC&P's Partners Make This Week? From Journey to Beyonce: The 150 Greatest Schlock Songs Ever When Journey's " Don't Stop Believin'" first rumbled into earshot in the summer of 1981, few presumed it would have much staying power.
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Oct 19, 2014

@annehelen @soulsidescom That's what's weird. Great pains taken w/period costumes and decor; sloppy elsewhere. Still like the show though!

Oct 19, 2014

Anachronisms in the dialogue, too! Nobody said "the 'hood" and "it's chill" in 1981. Especially not white people. @annehelen @soulsidescom

Oct 19, 2014

@annehelen Keri Russell shoots a guy in front of it. S1 E5, around the 36 min mark. Tons of other easily ID'd NYC spots, too. Distracting!

Oct 19, 2014

Binge-watching The Americans from sickbed. Fun show--but way too much 2010s NYC posing as 1980s DC. Nice cameo by Red Hook Grain Terminal.

Oct 17, 2014

Departure of my EWR-LHR flight delayed because a passenger "who was exhibiting some symptoms of not feeling well" had to be checked out.

Oct 17, 2014

Inexplicably small crowd at Newark Liberty Terminal C Wok and Roll.

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