Grinderman is the First Great Band of the Anthropocene Epoch

First published on the Huffington Post on 08/17/2010 Grinderman is the first great band of the Anthropocene Epoch. Their music is wild, primal, charming and funky and their lyrics are witty and clear-eyed observations of where we stand as a civilization at this moment in geologic time. “All of a sudden it seems impossible to … Continue reading Grinderman is the First Great Band of the Anthropocene Epoch

Alexandra Lange and Rosanne Cash, heirs to Jane Austen and Edith Wharton

first published on the Huffington Post on September 9, 2010 In February, Alexandra Lange created a storm with an essay on Design Observer suggesting that the New York Times architecture critic, Nicolai Ouroussoff, is not good enough: Ouroussoff has an opinion about design, but his reviews offer not much more than that, opinion. His approach — … Continue reading Alexandra Lange and Rosanne Cash, heirs to Jane Austen and Edith Wharton

The Return of the Laughing Clowns

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds invited the Laughing Clowns to reform to appear at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival they curated staged in Sydney on Cockatoo Island in January, 2009. It had been about twenty five years since their last performance. They were sublime. “I loved that band,” Nick said. All Tomorrow’s Parties looped back to the … Continue reading The Return of the Laughing Clowns