Murakami's Monster, by Jason Schmidt for Harper's Bazaar Dec14
The Skin of Anxiety - Kevin Barry: The internet, writing, attention spans. All by Kevin Barry who I am long overdue reading. One of my friend is a big fan and keeps recommending him to me and his online presence is very persuasive. This is excellent.
Deconstructing: HAIM, Lorde, And The Monogenre - Chris DeVille: "Just as much as the music, Pure Heroine‘s lyrics suggest Lorde grew up without genre filters, same as HAIM. Sure, she casually mentions listening to a Broken Social Scene song on repeat, but how would she so deftly critique the excesses of pop and rap if she hadn’t regularly immersed herself in such music too? She is, in other words, your average millennial casually kicking out music for her fellow millennials, an obsessive consumer of pop culture whose art can’t help but be multifaceted for that very reason. She’s not just a demographic slice, she’s the whole damn pie chart."
Tavi Gevinson: Child prodigy? Complete boss.
Ramen ramen ramen. Feed the ramen fetish within - the Serious Eats Guide to Ramen Styles. This is 7000 words on ramen. Either that sounds like heaven to you or it doesn't. I'm in the former camp. I know a lot more about ramen now. Mmm... ramen.