Cory Leonard

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Holiday 2013 Reading List for Young Creatives

In career, media, tech on December 13, 2013 at 11:58 pm

Tis the season for booklists, and reading is a wonderful thing.  Books make great gifts–and without weighing into the delivery mechanism (False dichotomy? Buy ebooks from independents and everyone wins who matters?)

This is my favorite list for students and seekers of an intellectual bent–with The Circle for the Google/Facebook fans, The Flamethrowers for creatives, Americanah for bloggers, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (post-Gatsby viewing because Baz Luhrman is irresistible), and Tenth of December because everyone says you should (and its good.)  Finally, if you are thinking about studying abroad, consider Necessary Errors.

via 2013’s 20 Best Books for Every Kind Of 20-Something – PolicyMic.



The Mystique of Lourdes

In media on December 8, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Making the case that a teen ingenue singer is the new Nirvana, from Ann Powers:

Finally, there’s the hit itself: a no that blossoms into a yes. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was an emerging generation’s frustrated battle cry, and like “Royals,” it decried the pop industry of which it became a part. Hitting hard, “Teen Spirit” revitalized the idea of what rock could be. Sneaking in, “Royals” suggests that pop can have deeper layers. Nirvana lobbed a Molotov into the charts. Lorde released a virus. Each weapon suited its time. Via NPR