Berkeley riot painting by John Paul Marcelo

Street artist paints the Berkeley riot

During a recent riot between alt-right and black bloc protestors in Berkeley, Paige St. John spotted an artist documenting the scene in an oil painting. My favorite Berkeley riot moment: the street artist who strives to capture the… Read More

Music Video Round Up

Here is a collection of music videos that have made me smile lately. They don’t really have much in common other than they are kind of older and mostly hip hop. Since a few of them (like Dizzee’s… Read More

Nightmare fuel

After a hard day of internetting, I usually come across one or two particularly cute and uplifting videos. But this week I feel like everything I watch is driving my post-election anxieties rather than easing them. To be… Read More

Homemade Fernet Jelly

I recently gave Christine a copy of Cooking with Fernet Branca, a silly book about a biter writer who has to suffer the unpleasant company of his neighbor. The book isn’t actually a cookbook, but it does contain… Read More