Kate Spade Anthony Bourdain

Spade, Bourdain, And The Tragedy of Celebrity Suicides

The amount of celebrity suicides this year has been tragically problematic, and equally mysterious. Eerily just days apart in June, fashion designer Kate Spade and world-renowned chef Anthony Bourdain were found dead by apparent suicide. Friends and family close to Bourdain and Spade kept emphasizing how happy and normal the … Read More

How We End Up Marrying the Wrong People, and More

How We End Up Marrying the Wrong People – The Philosopher’s Mail “All of us are crazy in very particular ways. We’re distinctively neurotic, unbalanced and immature, but don’t know quite the details because no one ever encourages us too hard to find them out. An urgent, primary task of … Read More

Bookshelf: The Prophets of Smoked Meat

The Prophets of Smoked Meat author Daniel Vaughn wasn’t born in Texas; he chose Texas. There’s no one quite as fanatical as a convert, and Vaughn is exactly that: born in Ohio, Vaughn moved to Dallas for his job at an architectural firm, trading whatever the hell they eat in … Read More

Notes of Werner Herzog, CEO Pay, and Bourdain in the Congo

White Pride in My Classroom – Salon Face-to-face with a white supremacist, a professor of English The Sky-High Club – The New Yorker There’s little evidence that high CEO pay leads to better company performance, but compensation packages keep rising. Dribbling Man – Grantland Richard Swanson launched a quixotic quest … Read More

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