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 […]
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 […]
Interview by Edgar Barrington Hear a clip Aside from being the best band on Earth The Registrators are also the nicest guys on Earth. Singer/guitarist/songwriter Hiroshi Otsuki and manager Takaya Nagashima took me out to an izakaya (one of those places where naked women crawl around with sushi on them) where we drank a lot […]
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 […]
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 […]
He fucked her when I was in New York, and so I obviously wish I’d never gone, even though not every Princess gets to be a Parade Princess. If you’re Ariel or Jasmine, you’re sort of out, because everyone wants the classic girls, the Snow Whites and Cinderellas. I’m a Cinderella and got Macy’s. She’s […]
It is an odd juxtaposition to see the long-lost girl of your dreams standing next to an untidy pile of fat-guy slacks. I’m stopped cold, and remain motionless for several seconds before ducking behind a rack of garish ties. It is assuredly her; day after day of desperate sidelong glances at my locker ensured her […]