Around this time last year, when the weather started to warm and working from home still felt liminal, I became better acquainted with the neighbourhoo…
First, a question: If you’re the sort of person who still listens to MP3s, FLACs, AACs — OGGs? — on your computer, what app do you use? I’m working on …
Can you feel it? It’s that time of year where everything seems to slow down. It’s like walking in waist-deep water. There’s no use trying to go faster.…
I haven’t listened a ton of music this year. But What I have been listening to are podcasts about music. I’ve really been enjoying the third season of …
In HBO's How To With John Wilson, so many of the show's best, funniest, most endearing moments hinge on how they're shot.
Growing up, I thought I wanted to be a 3D animator, to make the computer generated characters I saw in films and TV. I loved ReBoot and Toy Story — the…
I started writing this at my kitchen table, which is as much a makeshift office as it is a place to eat these days. It was just warm enough on Thursday…
I’m going to start this issue in the garden. Not the kind of garden that I usually think about this time of year, the one I’ll try to coax into being o…
The temperature is finally dropping, which means it’s time to bake bread. I made my first loaf of the season earlier this week — just a simple, no-knea…
It was New Years Day when Doug Nidever blacked out. One moment, the 65-year old climber was about 100 feet up Yosemite’s frozen Chouinard Falls. The ne…
Hello! I'm starting a new newsletter, and I'm calling it Secret World. It’s going to be a mix of essays, analysis, some reporting, links to things I th…