There is too much to read, and yet I will never stop wanting to read it all. Well, not all of it. For all of the chaos that the internet unleashes upon us unsuspecting humans, it certainly gives us easy access to the words of others. Some of those words are really valuable, which is why I click on links.
Scroll down to the Twitter timeline below these posts. I have been using Twitter more often in the last few months. If you want to read about culture, film, sports, humor, literature, music or aren’t really sure what direction you’d like to go in, you may find something enjoyable to read in the Twitter timeline. Alrighty then. If you want to go directly, click here: https://twitter.com/darkoindex
- 2015 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference List of Speakers: (warning: NBA obsessives might spend far too much time here in March and April, once the site has archived the audio and video from this year’s conference).
- Brilliant poet Mary Oliver, from On Being: (Mary Oliver has given us a wealth of images throughout her years)
- Old friend Michael Heald in Runner’s World, on Jamie Quatro “The Writer Runner” (on the transformative power of the time in-between the creative life and the real world)
- Heald’s press, Perfect Day Publishing, has a new title out. It is intriguing. A Portland-based musician named Nick Jaina has written a genre-bending book of personal storytelling, music criticism, and poetic passages that you should read.
- Old friend Jon Frosch, reviews editor at The Hollywood Reporter, writes from Sundance, on women in film. One day I will dance in the sun…of the snow…in Utah.
- Adrienne LaFrance in The Atlantic, on Storytelling after Technicolor (Speaking of images, its intriguing to imagine how images have changed so dramatically based on coloring)
- Alexander Wolff in Sports Illustrated on Dean Smith’s legacy (A true original who deserves all this attention upon his passing)
- Sam Riches in Pacific Standard, on Imagining an America without Sports (Impossible to imagine, so let’s try)
- John Jeremiah Sullivan in the New York Times, on early blues “The Ballad of Geeshie and Elvie” (JJS writes, we should read).