“A study by Susan Diem and others of how CPR is portrayed on TV found that it was successful in 75% of the cases and that 67% of the TV patients went home. In reality, a 2010 study of more than 95,000 cases of CPR found that only 8% of patients survived for more than one month. Of these, only about 3% could lead a mostly normal life.”—A Doctor on How Physicians Face the End of Life - WSJ.com
“When you are recognized for your talents as well as your ability to advance your career is extremely humbling and gratifying. Making something like the PDN 30 that much more of a honor. Since graduate school I’ve strived to consistently make new, exciting work. I wanted to carve my own career path. The thing is, I’m not the only one. With the way this industry is, having a camaraderie amongst peers is so important. These are not people taking away jobs from you, or the spotlight. These are artists who are trying to have the same existence you have. Appreciating that, and not taking those relationships for granted, is just as important as anything else. I’m so happy that photographers whose work I’ve been impressed and inspired by are within my company in the PDN 30 this year. Jake Stangel, Daniel Shea and JUCO especially. I’ve been following their careers for quite some time, and to be recognized in the same place is really awesome.”—
I’m the special kind of asshole who likes to try every new restaurant within a mile of my apartment. There is a seemingly bottomless demand for new food suppliers in Williamsburg, the vast majority of which fall into a culinary and decorative aesthetic that I would call meaty.
Meaty restaurants celebrate serious or unusual cuts of locally-sourced animal, particularly the pig and its appealingly fattier quarters. Appetizers and ancillary dishes hint at a green stalk of something here, a legume there, but even these are brought closer to the theme with a hearty cheese or ample butter. The decor compliments: huge Edison bulbs over thick reclaimed wood tables, wainscoting, hulking framed mirrors . Heavy as it is, it’s an aesthetic I quite like, both in food and in place. It reminds me of my dad’s weekly steak dinners, of lodges in the remoter parts of Oregon, and of the bildungsroman of my tastebuds which brought me to the appreciation of finer foods. And those pork bellies and marrow butters and prune-stuffed porkchops? Unbeatable.
Coming back from a week’s trip in LA, I don’t find myself filled with a burning desire to check into my nearest gastropub. I’m in fact slightly disappointed that finding fresh fish and undressed vegetables on the menu of half of my favorite places will be a trip to the far corners of the menu. I’m already missing the sliced veggies and cottage cheese they slip discretely next to the white bread and butter pile out west. I’ve already forgotten about the wonders of natural light on the table. As on the return from past trips to California, I’m a bit ashamed to admit it, but all the dark, decadent meatiness here in the city gets exhausting.
This too shall pass, I’m sure. When it does, you’ll find me gnawing the last bits of succulent flesh off a pig bone in a dark corner of Diner.
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The popular social blogging site Tumblr is hiring writers and editors to cover the world of Tumblr.
Chris Mohney, a senior vice president for content at BlackBook Media, will be the site’s editor in chief. Jessica Bennett, a senior writer and editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast, will be the executive editor and, she said, a kind of Tumblr correspondent.