The World That's Coming

Monthly Archives: February 2013

A Packful of Toys Means A Sack Full of Joys

From the Guardian’s Photo Blog: Body parts of dolls are seen hanging to dry after painting at Sydney’s Original Doll Hospital. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images As someone creeped out by the misfit toys in Toy Story, this is the stuff … Continue reading

February 19, 2013

You Gotta Be Other Places, Places I Know

From the Guardian’s Photo Blog: A gallery worker poses with pop artist Roy Lichtenstein’s “Whaam!” during a media viewing of the Lichtenstein: A Retrospective exhibition, at Tate Modern in London. The exhibition which opens on February 21 runs until May … Continue reading

February 18, 2013

Look! Up In The Sky!

From the Guardian’s Photo Blog: A white contrail left by the meteor over Chelyabinsk in Russia. Read and see more here. Photograph: Pustovaya Marina/ITAR-TASS Photo/Corbis The world (and space, and nature, and the Universe) is such an incredible place, sometimes.

February 15, 2013

Always On The Run

Running late today thanks to it being one of those days, but before Valentine’s Day is over – Shades of Billy Bragg – I wanted to point you in the direction of this week’s Time essay, about the lack of … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 Writingthoughts

Who Will Buy My

From the Guardian’s Photo Blog: A woman shelters from heavy rain under an umbrella while selling Valentine’s Day roses in central Singapore. Photograph: Stephen Morrison/EPA There’s something about that caption in particular that feels… I don’t know. Poetic, I guess? … Continue reading

Oh God (Email Edition)

You’ve heard of “Inbox Zero,” but I bet you didn’t know that “Inbox One Thousand” was the new cool thing, did you? (In my defense, the unread emails are mostly spam and/or PR mails, and it’s also not my main … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 Uncategorized ,

And The Number One Threat For The Week Is…

From the Guardian’s Photo Blog: A young female bear plays with a barrel in the South Kamchatka Sanctuary, Russia. The sanctuary occupies 225,000 hectares of land and is listed as a Unesco world heritage site. More than 1,000 brown bears … Continue reading

“They Will Kill You”

Finally, finally finished watching the second season of The Hour this past weekend. It remained a wonderfully watchable show – Smart, suspenseful, funny when it needs to be – and continued to feel like Mad Men with simultaneously more self-importance … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 Uncategorized ,

Wagging Your Tail in the Cutest Mime

From the Guardian’s Photo Blog: Tigger, the Pomeranian, is groomed by Michelle Ridenour during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York. Photograph: Mary Altaffer/AP Oh, come on. Just look at how happy he looks.

“Most Important Ingredient: Chocolate”

I can only imagine the excitement at the BBC when they discovered Rachel Khoo. “It’s like someone crossed Jamie Oliver with Nigella Lawson!” they must’ve exclaimed in glee. Despite the weird, almost too perfect for television quality about her, I … Continue reading

February 11, 2013 Uncategorized ,