A collection of all the articles we’ve published over the past month, for those who like to savor their Magpies’ tidings as an issue.
These works are the expression of such unusual phenomena that I think is created by the everlasting accumulation, or piles of time that are embedded in the process of forest growing.
“I find myself working from a combination of observation, memory, and intuition.”
With its mix of musical styles, languages, accents, and voices, the album is a perfect tribute to the witty and self-deprecating, pretty and noisy, relatable and strange, hopefully despondent music of Jeffrey Lewis.
Wanna hear a joke?
On one level, Bottle Village was, literally, a constructive approach to transforming discard and sorrow into something more.
The film is full of misunderstandings and half-spoken thoughts and desires….And yet, the real joy of the film is the moments of understanding between people.
A recipe for simple bread for the best toast, and thoughts on toasting over the years.
Some things, when you didn’t understand them, you didn’t try to figure them out. Sometimes you just didn’t want to know.
If you ignore these apples, they’re small and harmless. But the more attention you pay them, the more you try to get rid of them, the larger they get, until they block your way entirely, or destroy you.
It strikes me as funny that many of the laborers in our workforce don’t actually get to call labor day a holiday. It’s part of our complicated history of attitudes about work, about people who work, and about the jobs they do.
Ideas are born in the hollow of unknowing.