Everything you know about meatballs is a lie.
Not really, but here is something I wrote about those amazing things for SeriousEats.
As you may have heard, The Simpsons has been around for a quarter century. FXX paid tribute to its golden egg with the marathon to end all marathons. Ben Schmidt, a professor of digital humanities at Northeastern University, is taking a slightly more academic approach. The website bookworm:simpsons allows you to search words used in 25 years of episodes, turning the show into a massive cultural database. It’s the Google Ngram Viewer for our most excellent cartoon.
Rarely see journalists going into politics, but Nick Rizzo is a great exception to that rule. As the newly elected district leader for North Brooklyn, he’ll witness a neighborhood drastically (with a capital D) change under his watch. Spoke with him about all of this, and what the hell a district leader does, for BKLYNR.
Fake coffee branding with @luftaffe
“If you want to create a coffee-themed design, coffee cups are the best choice,” says Russia Instagrammer Illarion Gordon (@luftaffe), who posts photos of coffee cups that he has illustrated with unusual drawings. “My wife is a barista, and I use coffee cups as a place for my ideas. I just took a felt tip and drew a design on the white cup.” As a designer by day, Illarion’s experimentations on coffee cups has allowed him to explore a new perspective on branding and develop his illustrations. “I create cups with melancholic and existentialist designs that would never exist in real life from real coffee brands.”