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When Rolling Stone showed up in my mailbox the other day, it was brittle and yellowed and 41 years out of date. Perhaps I'm obsessed, but in order to better understand Hunter Thompson I wanted to read some of his work as it was published originally. [blog]
When out-of-work reporter Yuri Realman is approached by a government employee spouting conspiracy theories about a plot to control the world's resources, he reacts with the appropriate level of skepticism. But as evidence mounts, the two are plunged into a dangerous game of Washington intrigue and Realman is forced to admit that his mysterious new friend may really be onto something.
Replicated Detritus is a series of 10 postcards created from the fading papers of a more tactile world: encyclopedias, comic books, card catalogs, maps, newspapers, stamps.
Sure, the U.S. Postal Service may be on it's last legs, but there's still time for a shot of nostalgia. Who doesn't like opening the mailbox to find actual contact with a real human being?
NPR's new 2014 book concierge is more addictive than one might think. "Concierge" is a bit of a misnomer, and sadly the name under-sells just how addictive the site can be..