this is volume 4. 

monday 03.20.17
Steve Jobs and Father John Misty stay in an Optimized Cabin with a Sterile Aesthetic while listening to Tycho and reading Ernest Hemingway 

NL Notes: The Perspective is a new media company capitalizing on the  divisive  news atmosphere by highlighting and comparing *at least* two-sides of a major story or debate topic. Insert thought-provoking VIDEO: ‘Brand consultant’? ‘PR researcher’? Why the ‘bullshit jobs’ era needs to end.  We weren't sure if twitter was still alive until we saw this feed that summarizes contestant's Jeopardy Stories. Some favorites? "Geometry helped me explain pizza folding." "I rode an elephant bareback." and... "I am not allowed to hit piñatas for fear of injury." Check out the High Resolution video/podcast, an interview series about design. We're especially excited about the Phil Gilbert episode (Head of Design @ IBM) that came out today, woo. Now go have some fun out there. 
  by Diana Budds
 7 mins
AirBnB, Instagram & The Rise of the Optimized Cabin
Is the $25 million Upstate New York, Hudson Woods project the perfect realization of "Airspace" (See 4 articles down) in the woods, or just your dream home? Or both?

  by George Plimpton
 30 mins 
RETRO, 1958: George Plimpton Interviews Ernest Hemingway
George Plimpton is an extraordinary man in his own regard. If you haven't seen the documentary chronicling his life, check it out.  In this interview, Hemingway's answers mirror his  direct, speak-it-as he sees it, and yet infinitely poetic style.  When asked if his surroundings have an effect on his work, he explains, "The telephone and visitors are the work destroyers..." If he only he was around for Facebook.

   by Malcolm Gladwell
 14 mins
The Tweaker: The Real Genius of Steve Jobs 
Steve and Laurene Jobs talked about furniture theory for 8 years before deciding on a proper sofa for their house. Their family spent two weeks debating the features of washing machines. Shortly before his death ..."he ordered them to bring five different options for the [oxygen] mask and he would pick a design he liked. . . . He also hated the oxygen monitor they put on his finger. He told them it was ugly and too complex." The life of a perfectionist. 

If you think that pop stars are anything other than prisoners, then you are fucking kidding yourself. I know them. They are crying for help in their music." - Father John Misty (New Pitchfork Interview)

 by Anil Ananthaswamy
 14 mins
Why You Can't Help But Act Your Age
The surprising relationship between mindset and getting old.

by Kyle Chayka
 17 mins 
How Silicon Valley Helps Spread the Same Sterile Aesthetic Across the World
"Minimalist furniture. Craft beer and avocado toast. Reclaimed wood. Industrial lighting. Cortados. Fast internet." Our take: It's like when an indie-music loving hipster falls in love with a pop song. Yea, it's playing on every music station 300 times a day, but it's too good to hate. Like a succulent in a 10-sided geometric planter.  

   by David Holmes
 16 mins 
How to Make it in the New Music Industry: The Long Slow Ascent of Electronic Star Tycho
Scott Hansen (Tycho) is the opposite of overnight success (if that even exists outside of reality TV stardom). He was a graphic designer and software developer who has treated his music career like a small business, slowly building it from a solo side project to a now, Grammy-nominated 4-person band. 
the news
Uber president Jeff Jones quits, deepening turmoil The troubles continue to pile up at Uber as the company's president, Jeff Jones, resigns due to inconsistencies between his personal beliefs and the leadership at the company. Additionally, Uber's vice president of maps and business platform, Brian McClendon, has also penned his resignation and will leave at the end of the month to try his hand in politics- Reuters
Pressure builds on Dorsey to step down as Twitter CEO Shareholders are calling for CEO Jack Dorsey's resignation after a report, conducted by University of Southern California and the University of Indiana, discovered that 15% of Twitter’s users were fake accounts operated by robots. The 48 million accounts operated by "bots" is twice the estimate that the company previously estimated. - The Times 
What will Comey Say?  James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director, and Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the head of the NSA, will be called before the House Intelligence Committee in response to Russian meddling in the 2016 election and President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated accusation of wiretapping in the Trump Tower by his predecessor. Wall Street Journal

Senate Hearings get underway on Trump's Supreme Court Pick The Senate Hearings begin today for the vacant slot on the Supreme Court. The accomplished and conservative Judge Neil Gorsuch, 49, of the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will deliver opening remarks today, and questioning will begin tomorrow- Associated Press
listen up
Podcast: The Personality Myth
 57 mins
Podcast: NPR's Invisiblia
Why Listen?: Long held is the belief that our personalities stay fixed throughout our lives. The criminal will always be a criminal. The mostly happy person ... mostly happy. NPR's Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller visit a prison and speak with scientists to find out that this "truth" of fixedness, just might not be the case. Do we in fact, change?

 On Friday, Real Estate released their gorgeous new album, "In Mind." It's warm, airy, wistful rock n' roll that is equally effective as background music as it is for a dedicated listening party.  If Real Estate were a piece of clothing, they'd be a dad-hat. 
Notable Jams: Darling, After the Moon, Saturday, Stained Glass

*The new Drake album is also 
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