Archive for March, 2014

No reservations

After several mediocre haircuts, I’ve finally found a place in town that cuts my hair the way I ask them to. Problem: it is apparently so targeted to a certain demographic — dudes (and women who want a more masculine haircut) who are fighting (fighting!) a losing battle against age and cultural irrelevance, generally at […]

How to raise a child

10 Rules from Susan Sontag. 8 and 9 made me think most. You?

In Praise of Ugly Singing

Throughout grad school I sang in a choir that performed Siberian folk songs that were basically impossible to describe without using the word “shouty.” We worked hard on the songs, and there was a kind of precision that was important to them, but at the end of phrases, the idiomatic delivery was for everyone to […]