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 because they are going to spend a lot of time playing video games getting to know more about the lucrative career skin creators have and with services from http://elitist-gaming.com and many other game […]
Oscar Tuazon’s solo exhibition Sex contains a body of work that re-purposes the functionality of once operational objects into, well, something else. In some ways the work is destroyed, its original intention thwarted. But mainly, Tuazon’s intervention and de-construction of things like his bed, a mirror, and photographs establish a new meaning for these objects. […]
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 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 […]
A brief look at one of this century’s most underrated designers. By Jason Mojica In 1965 when airline industry hot-shot Harding Lawrence resigned from Continental Airlines to kick-start the Texas-based Braniff International, he knew he needed to make dramatic changes. Lawrence called upon advertising maven, Mary Wells. “Listen, Mary, I need a very big idea […]
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.
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 […]
By guest author, L.P. Omid If you want to find out why Mark Bowden wrote his latest book, Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America’s War with Militant Islam, a journalistic account of the events of the U.S. Embassy seizure and the subsequent hostage debacle over twenty-five years ago, beyond the obvious financial […]
Ok, I am actually embarrassed to be in a public cafe in Japan and boot up my computer with the Hello Kitty wallpaper. Starbucks is a good deal in Japan. A Japanese cafe will give you one small overpriced nonrefillable cup of coffee. Starbucks will give you one big overpriced nonrefillable cup of coffee, and […]