Public Service Announcement

In place of the usual email this week, I decided to use this opportunity to share some of my favorite sources of information and newsletters that I enjoy and admire. So in somewhat of no particular order, here they are:

-Blogs-
Urban Omnibus
Common Edge
The Design Files
The Style Files
The Spaces
The Modern House
The Local Project
Divisare
Cereal
Gessato
Minimalissimo
Leibal
Sight Unseen
Milk Decoration
Yellowtrace
Ignant
Nuvo

-Newsletters-
NY Review of Architecture
The Architectural League
Kneeling Bus
The Horizontal Fault
I Know a Spot
Dense Discovery
The Canvas
[SIC] Weekly
Public Announcement
Perfectly Imperfect
Why Is This Interesting?
The Contender
Read Max
Spacecadet
The Trend Report
Blackbird Spyplane
Zine

I would also like to use this time to pass along some things worth watching as I realize some of you might have a little more free time than usual this week. Some of these have appeared in past newsletters, but I feel it’s a perfect time to revisit them. These are all free links, by the way.

The New Bauhaus on Moholy-Nagy, inspiring artist and teacher

Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman

The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces, William H. Whyte’s documentary from 1980 about the success and failures of urban spaces, which is particularly amusing if you’ve spent time in any of the many midtown plazas of Manhattan

An excellent Keith Haring documentary by French artist Maripol

Jean Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child

Clayton Peterson’s documentary, Captured, on the lawlessness of NYC’s Lower East Side in the 1980s

Cheryl Dunn’s documentary on street photographers, Everybody Street

Resurrect Dead about the mysterious Toynbee Tiles

HyperNormalisation by Adam Curtis

All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace, also by Adam Curtis

Adam Curtis’s latest series, Can’t Get You Out of My Head

Public Trust film about the fight for America’s public lands

Mountain of Storms, about a legendary three and a half month-long road trip from San Francisco to Southern Argentina during the summer of 1968

The Social Dilemma, which explores the dangerous human impact of social networking

Well, look at that. There actually was a newsletter of sorts this week. You’re welcome. B&C will be back next week in its standard format and at its regularly scheduled time, Thursdays usually. Until then, take care of yourself and those close to you.

Thomas