Monthly Archives: May 2013

Modern Vampires of the City

There’s been an abundance of great new albums this spring, and Vampire Weekend’s latest release, Modern Vampires of the City, is certainly one of them. The entire album is solid, but “Ya Hey” stands out as a particularly provocative track.

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Istanbul Inspired by Monocle

This video does a wonderful job capturing the mystique and potential of Istanbul. It’s also the first time I’ve heard Orhan Pamuk give an interview in English!

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N.T. Wright on Critical Realism and the Gospels

many people suppose that learning to read the gospels involves learning to read between the lines and discovering that what’s actually going on isn’t really “about” Jesus at all, but “about” Matthew’s (or Mark’s, or Luke’s, or John’s) theology, about … Continue reading

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Trouble Will Find Me by The National

The National’s new album, Trouble Will Find Me, is stunning. “I Need My Girl” is my favorite track after the first couple of listens. It features everything I love about The National: Matt Berninger’s forlorn baritone, moaning cryptic, evocative lyrics while … Continue reading

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Wild Card by Michael Combs

Today I stopped by 21c to see their latest exhibit, Wild Card by Michael Combs. Combs is a former hunting decoy maker-turned preservationist who uses his art to explore the ways humans seek validation. I found the collection to be compelling … Continue reading

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Random Access Memories

I’ve been streaming Random Access Memories by Daft Punk incessantly. Counting the days until it drops… I can feel a dance party coming on soon.

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Bauckham on The Theology of Revelation

Since childhood, Revelation, or The Apocalypse of St. John, has been one of my favorite books in the Bible. The imagery and drama captured my imagination, and the promise of a city where there is no sorrow has gotten me … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List: The Turk Who Loved Apples

I was a long time reader of Matt Gross’s New York Times column, “Frugal Traveler”. Needless to say the title caught my eye. Should be a good read to kick off the summer holiday. Pick up your own copy of … Continue reading

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Behind the Brand: Raleigh Denim

I love this company for a lot of reasons. This video does a great job of capturing them.

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The Oaks

I learned how to tie a bow tie for this picture.

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