That’s right. We’re on hiatus. All of The Modernist’s busy bees have become too busy to be sitting around at their computers. But we’ll be back . . . someday . . . somewhere. In the meantime, feel free to poke around here, or if you wanna go old school, visit the previous version of […]
Do we really have two Blake Schwarzenbach posts in a row? Yes, we do. Blake just posted a thoughtful essay on the Forgetters blog about the now annual 9/11 “Tribute in Light” and one of the most divisive Septembers in recent memory. Now look, I would actually prefer the soft jolt of this nighttime beacon […]
We have finally let the recording of our boozy evening with Blake Schwarzenbach back in February 2009 out of the archives. Listen to Blake wax poetic about the perils of easy language, the challenges of teaching, the folly of fanboys, and yes… Jawbreaker, Jets to Brazil, and Thorns of Life. Keep up with future episodes […]
We finally decided to join the 90s and convert our old site to this newfangled “weblogging” technology all the kids are talking about. Over the next month, we’ll be slowly migrating all of the old content to this new WordPress site, and adding the backlog of The Modernist Society Podcasts we’ve been promising along with […]
Furniture and Naked People is an ongoing project in which we ask our favorite photographers to pair naked people with icons of modern design. Our fifth installment comes to us courtesy of South African photographer and filmmaker, Henrik Purienne. Productivity skyrockets when employees are seated comfortably in a Vertebra office chair, designed by Emilio Ambasz […]
Join us for another installment of your favorite salon, The Modernist Society. This time we’ll sit down with local-legend Kid Congo Powers, who in addition to his own solo work (see the recently released “Dracula Boots”), has played with The Cramps, Nick Cave, and the Gun Club. An interview and audience Q&A will be followed […]
Porochista Khakpour has an op-ed in the New York Times, giving her own take on Barbie’s 50th anniversary. Revisit her 2007 appearance at The Modernist Society in this podcast.
The man behind Jawbreaker, Jets to Brazil, and the newly-formed Thorns of Life joins The Modernist Society for a chat on Wednesday, February 18. Doors at 9pm. Interview w audience Q&A at 10. DJs D-Mac and Neville C man the decks from 11 til close. $4 Bourbon specials / 21+ Bourbon: 2321 18th Street NW […]
Here’s The Modernist Society Podcast of our chat with Nick Gillespie & Matt Welch from Reason Magazine & Reason.tv, an evening that seems to have prompted some “Change” at the Huffington Post!
Notorious Maximumrocknroll columnist and general provocateur Mykel Board spent a year in Outer Mongolia, then turned it into a book. Interview by Edgar Barrington. The Modernist: I wanted to know what made you decide to turn your year in Mongolia into a novel? Mykel Board: It’s not really a novel because a novel has a […]