What's All This Then?

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What's All This Then?

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what's all this then?

Some ’Splaining To Do

We're frequently asked, "What is your site all about?" We don't really have a great answer, or even one that might not be completely different by the day after tomorrow. But, for the benefit of the uninitiated, here's an attempt to explain oursleves a bit.

The site is about British novelist Zadie Smith reading Frank O'Hara's poem Animals into our answering machine. It's about Steve driving from Iowa listening to nothing but Dancing Queen. It's about Abelardo Morell turning hotel rooms into pinhole cameras. It's about the Dane drinking tea and the owner of the yellow house smoking Dunhills. It's about the rules of cricket, a cartoon Sasquatch, counting to three, crashing airliners full of dummies and breaking all the commandments before breakfast. Or maybe it's about a guy named Stanley, a building by Mies, George Saunders at the library, a chalkboard in the washroom or a museum full of museums.

Hope that helps. Lots of new stuff is on the way including some changes to the site. Maybe then it will all make sense. But don't count on it.