Barneys NY Folds; Japan’s Abductors Thrive

“Nobody is a love gangster. No one really gets a handle on that.” Leonard Cohen, interview, 2016. In this 2016 photograph, Barneys New York-Tokyo management Mitsuaki Nakano stands next to Machiko Terauchi at a public relations event for U.S. magazine Harper’s Bazaar in Tokyo. (Yes, I photoshopped the slogan onto Machiko’s sign, tbh.) Today Barneys … More Barneys NY Folds; Japan’s Abductors Thrive

L-O-V-E

“Good morn’ or evening friendsHere’s your friendly announcerI have serious news to pass on to everybodyWhat I’m about to sayCould mean the world’s disasterCould change your joy and laughter to tears and pain It’s thatLove’s in need of love todayDon’t delaySend yours in right awayHate’s goin’ around Breaking many heartsStop it please Before it’s gone … More L-O-V-E

Collecting a New History of Grief (For Rui’s 12th Birthday)

“We live in a country where Americans assimilate corpses in their daily comings and goings.” – Claudia Rankine, “The Condition of Black Life” The appallingly truthful sentence above comes from a new book of essays I’ve recently been reading off and on, called Rebellious Mourning, a collection edited by Cindy Milstein, and published by AK … More Collecting a New History of Grief (For Rui’s 12th Birthday)