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Recommendations for March 9, 2013

I am a day late this week, again because of a Friday full of appointments. That is, for those keeping track (and I know there are many of you), the first time this year that the post has not gone up on Friday. Which if nothing else is a big improvement over 2012. Get the …

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Recommendations for March 1, 2013

I’m a little late in the day this week; we had some morning appointments that had to get done first. Here, though, is some stuff I enjoyed this week: Album: “Kaytra Todo” by Kaytranada This album will be available for purchase soon, but you can stream it in full now. It’s some solid instrumental hip …

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Recommendations for February 22, 2013

A short list this week, and mostly music. But I’m starting with short essay that I actually heard (in an edited version) on the radio a few years ago: Essay: “Things We Think We Know” by Chuck Klosterman When I heard this originally, I was struck first and foremost by the idea that Europeans might …

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Recommendations for February 15, 2013

First, and most obviously for this week: the blog has a new domain and a new design. I figured that if I am taking this thing at all seriously, I should at the very least move it off of blogger. So here we go. I will most likely be teaching the design in the next …

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Recommendations for February 8, 2013

  We’ll start this week off with some music, and then some stuff to read, and finally some pictures to look at. Album/Mix: “0181” by Four Tet This is a collection of early Four Tet tracks, either unreleased or unavailable for a long time. If you go to the Soundcloud page for the set, you …

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Recommendations for January 25, 2013

Here we go: Article: “A Mixed-Use Megacomplex In China, Built On Humanism” by Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan http://www.fastcodesign.com/1671643/a-mixed-use-megacomplex-in-china-built-on-humanism This piece describes a new building complex designed by Steven Holl in Chengdu. It is called “Sliced Porosity Block,” which rolls right off the tongue. I don’t know that I quite buy the author’s frame for the piece— that …

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Recommendations for January 4, 2013

First recommendations of 2013. For the record, I posted 33 sets of recommendations in 2012; my goal was to do one a week, so I fell quite a bit short of that (I guess that’s about every week and a half?). We’ll see if I can keep it up better in 2013. Toward the end …

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