Boston

The Art of Losing

The Art of Losing

The Dolphin Letters, 1970–1979: Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell, and Their Circle edited by Saskia Hamilton Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 504 pp., $50.00 The Dolphin: Two Versions, 1972–1973 by Robert Lowell, edited by Saskia Hamilton Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 195 pp., $18.00 (paper) Harriet LowellElizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell, and Harriet Lowell, mid-1960s. Lowell was carrying this…

Obscure gems from Cincinnati’s 1975-82 punk underground

Obscure gems from Cincinnati’s 1975-82 punk underground

Obscure gems from Cincinnati’s 1975-82 punk underground   For decades, Peter Aaron of the Chrome Cranks has been intermittently worked on a compilation that would document Cincinnati’s subterranean music scene of the mid 1970s through the early 1980s. Initially conceived of as a cassette release as far back as 1987, the project has finally seen…

Freelance Writing Jobs, November 20, 2019

November 20, 2019 by Noemi Tasarra-Twigg Leave a Comment Here are today’s writing jobs online, internships, and more. I hope you get a new gig or two. For more jobs that you can do from the comfort of your own home, visit Flexjobs. They have a rich selection of telecommute jobs, which is hand-picked and updated…

We No Longer Expect Privacy. You Can Change That.

We No Longer Expect Privacy. You Can Change That.

Here’s a way for you to make a difference.Dec. 3, 2019Dave Eggers in 2018. In an interview with Vox, Eggers said “We’ve evolved to the point where our ideas of privacy have evolved or our value of it is almost completely gone.”Credit…Stephen J. Cohen/Getty ImagesSince the start of the Privacy Project, the most common response…

The 20th-Century Obelisk

The 20th-Century Obelisk

Amid all the imperial aspiration, wooly-minded New Age mythologizing, and pure unadulterated commerce, the obelisk stands tall.Left: Place de la Concorde. Number 6 in the series Curiosités Parisiennes, early 20th century. Postcard; offset lithography. Courtesy Leonard A. Lauder. Right: Monolite Mussolini Dux, via Wikimedia Commons By: Brian A. Curran, Anthony Grafton, Pamela O. Long, and Benjamin…

Tech companies won’t become banks, but they’ll pretend to

Tech companies won’t become banks, but they’ll pretend to

You can’t escape stories of tech companies dipping their toes into banking. This year, Google revealed it’s working on a check-clearing platform for 2020, and Facebook relaunched its own payments platform. Apple launched a credit card in partnership with Goldman Sachs’ Marcus digital bank, too. As hardware sales and ad revenues dry up, these companies…