History is written by the winners, and in the post-Dreamcast world, gaming has taken a turn toward the epic, militaristic, and cinematic approach. But to me, Sega's failed console will always be the best thing that ever happened to video games.
As someone who writes a weekly column dedicated to Americans between the ages of 13 and 19, people think I consider myself some sort of teen expert. But a real one offers some fresh perspective on whether the kids are going to be alright.
Zach Braff's new movie advises you to consider abandoning your crazy dreams, but thanks to being gifted with $3 million in Kickstarter donations to make that film, he doesn't have to quit anything—even if he probably should.
Each of them tried their hands at solo careers, always carefully calibrated so as not to be in the charts at the same time. Mel C was, by most people's counts, the best singer. Baby Spice never really happened, bless her. Posh Spice had some slick videos…
Everyone knows the moment or month or era when life happened, all at once, and established some set point of desire or values or best-ever happiness. Flash-flooded with detail, and then flash-frozen in time, it's usually a quick, early thing: an especiall…
If there is a value in a mixtape, or a mix CD, it's the personal feeling of holding something that someone else has made for you because they thought, or hoped, you would like it and went to the trouble of placing it physically in your hands.
In New York, art has always left traces behind, but like everything else in the city, those traces vanish a little more with every passing day, until they are completely erased. Take Soho, my neighborhood since 1985.