Consumed the week of 14 May, 2018

Above, a beautiful short film featuring Milton ‘I ♥ NY’ Glaser talking about that city now and then (so much of this could easily be applied to London).

The best thing I’ve read this week I think: The Cosmonaut’s Glove by Matte Locke, an article about class, fathers, sons, work and space. It’s great.

A couple of more laments about the state of the modern internet: Ged Carroll (a fellow Yahoo alumni) wrote This wasn’t the internet we envisaged (also on Medium). Dan Nosowitz wrote I Don’t Know How to Waste Time on the Internet Anymore for NY Magazine, and Jason Kottke wrote about how Nosowitz’s article struck a chord with him.

“…wasting time is now more work. You can certainly do it — the web is as full of nonsense as it ever was — but you have to look a little bit harder. You have to learn some new things. You have to find your own corners charting unmonetizable enthusiasms. It’s not just going to happen to you. You have to dig your own rabbit holes.”

Grub Street is a food magazine I only started reading recently, but like it quite a lot already. Their profile of Flynn McGarry (‘the Justin Bieber of Food’) is great.

My subscription to the NY Times also keeps paying dividends. This editorial on the prosecution of Kevin Cooper (a young black man) for a multiple murder in 1983 (when all the evidence pointed to three white men committing the crime), is fantastically written and presented.

As I’m currently training to take on the Three Peaks challenge later this year, Meditation & Blisters from Craig Mod rang a few bells, while The Wisdom of Running a 2,189-Mile Marathon in The Atlantic just made me feel like a wuss.

So… back to food 🙂 Who knew there was a website called New Food Economy? I certainly didn’t until I got pointed to this in-depth article about A.I. and a new era of hyper-personalized food.

Watched this week: Totally engrossed in Killing Eve on BBC America (great, snackable fun and compelling drama – trailer below). And I indulged in a weekday afternoon viewing of the ‘unrestored’ 70mm print of 2001: A Space Odyssey which was predictably mind-blowing.

Read this week: Finally finished The Angel of Darkness (the second Dr. Laszlo Kreizler book). Enjoyable, but seriously flawed in terms of its pacing, it’s representation of marginalised characters, and the ‘clangy’ dialogue.

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