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Moby Dick

I’ve done it! I’ve finished the Great American Novel! Well– Ok, I’ve finished reading the Great American Novel. Writing the Great American Novel is still a work in progress.  But finishing Moby Dick feels like an accomplishment. Never mind that it’s 822 pages long; during high school I could have read that in a week. … Continue reading

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The newest Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, probably won’t need my endorsement in order to succeed at the box office. But anyway. Having gone to see it on Wednesday night, I can say that it was good. In fact, it was the best Harry Potter film yet; it felt like an … Continue reading

Wednesday Afternoon Music Club

At the instigation of James Wheeler, some members of the Design Studio have begun a mix tape swap known as the Wednesday Afternoon Music Club. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the first month’s submissions:

A June Weekend

I. Deer Island For a while, I have wanted to swim out to Deer Island, the small coastal island about half a mile off the Biloxi beach. Saturday afternoon, I decided to give it a shot. The water is hot, salty and stagnant, so it it not a very pleasant swim, and you have to … Continue reading

Oh Internet

Oh Internet, what joys have you for us today? And secondly… Wow. Don’t ask questions. Just watch. Via Cynical-C and Topless Robot.

God’s Architects

Last night, Seth shared with the studio a movie based on the research of our friend Emilie Taylor, called God’s Architects. In the spring of 2005, Emilie Taylor, then a graduate student at the Tulane School of Architecture, received a travel grant to research and document self-taught and visionary builders around the south. After visiting … Continue reading

Good Music

I’ve come across some really good music videos posted by the Concord Music Group on Vimeo. Especially moving is their “Song Around the World” series, which comes from the  documentary, “Playing For Change: Peace Through Music.” Check it out: “Stand By Me,” various artists: more about “Playing For Change | Song Around The …“, posted … Continue reading