Tag: BLDG

The underground

After much consideration, I finally decided to drag myself out of the house to watch Jordan Peele’s Us over the weekend. I am not much (OK, not at all) of a horror movie fan, but I really enjoyed Peele’s Get Out last year and was really looking forward to the new Twilight Zone. As a […]

On collective melancholy

From his memoir of Istanbul, Orhan Pamuk wrote: “All happy cities resemble one another, to paraphrase what Tolstoy famously observed of families, but each melancholy city is melancholy in its own way. The saudade of Lisbon, the tristeza of Burgos, the mufa of Buenos Aires, the mestizia of Turin, the Traurigkeit of Vienna, the ennui […]