Seven Capital-M Moments from HBO’S ON THE RUN
The event-TV-ness, “Paris” in Paris, Jay’s rap-dad exclamations, all that Yeezy shine, the setlist mastery, ONIKAAAA, and the extent to which Beyoncé runs this and all towns.

I don’t mind the weather / I’ve got scarves and hats and sweaters

My word is art like a hieroglyphic / What island is this?


A New York City institution, The Strand Bookstore, cleverly and bluntly reminding folks that e-readers don’t always win.

I always appreciate the Strand’s brazenness on this issue. Very welcome.

Red Oaks is amazing; Really is amazingly bad.

I liked this show a lot by the third episode. Definitely going to finish it.

Two days before I meet Himanshu Kumar Suri, a.k.a. Heems, a.k.a. one of the two rappers who brought “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell” into the world, he tweets, “Here Lies The Fat Guy From That Das Racist Fad.”

On a warm Wednesday in Brooklyn in early August, Heems isn’t fat, or even chubby, but he does seem exhausted enough to drop at any second. The 29-year-old Queens native looks stunning in an African-print inspired suit made from deep-hued fabrics he discovered in Thailand. Instead of a chain, he’s got a necklace of chunky rudraksha seeds. Later, I’ll find out rudraksha is spiritually significant in Hinduism and can be worn to ward off unhealthy habits.

Once we’re seated at adjacent corners of a table at Baby’s All Right, a restaurant/venue in Williamsburg, I mention that Heems looks sharp but not exactly well. “How should I be right now?” he mumbles. “How would you expect me to be?” I have no idea how he feels about doing this interview. His reply to my initial email request for a profile was “yes yes yes so down.” A few days later, by text: “Im in bk now can meet. well talk outside or at the fried chicken spot. But I gotta leave in an hour.” Then, earlier today: “U can ask me follow ups after the set but ill be drunk then.”

Big piece, guys. Enjoy, and please share with fans of Heems, Das Racist, stories, internet, music, hip-hop, life.

Whoops, didn’t know this was one of the best songs in human history until Spotify handed it to me last weekend.


I missed out on this boot thing for the last 24 years, never knew it existed. Whoops. Glad I’ve got friends willing to educate me at this late date.


If you want to really hear Robin Williams - really hear him - you should listen to this incredibly moving interview he did with Marc Maron circa 2010.

It was the very first thing I thought about when I heard the terrible news of Williams’ death today. He talks so honestly and frankly about his alcoholism, his divorce, his depression, and so many other things.

(via sarahspy)


If people are going to talk about Robin Williams’ mental health in order to raise awareness, please understand that he had bipolar disorder. And please understand that it is different from clinical depression. It requires awareness and understanding just as much as depression. 

Both very important to pay attention to, learn about, talk about. Among all mental illnesses and disorders.

(via wretchedoftheearth)

Miss you already, man. Fuck.