I don’t really understand what the focus of the Wall Street Journal’s new-ish blog called Speakeasy is—and that’s a good thing! I’ve really been enjoying the feed. It’s a lot of original reporting and writing, not just pointers, but all very bite-sized. Really a nice balance.
Some recent posts to help you triangulate its coordinates in your personal media galaxy:
- There’s one about Snarkmarket favorite Max Barry and his serialized novel Machine Man.
- There’s one about Lady Gaga. (I will take this as an opportunity to repeat my LG judgment: Admirably-realized aesthetic. However, not truly zeitgeisty or forward-looking.)
- There’s one about Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who seems to be making all the right moves. Have you seen his site hitRECord? It’s weird and wonderful—a small-scale video-remixing community. Who knew? A+
- There’s one about Ayn Rand’s Hollywood years.
See what I mean? All over the map. I guess it’s all culture, broadly defined. Worth putting in your RSS reader of choice.