Here at BULLETT headquarters, we’d like to think we have discerning taste. But what good is good taste if you can’t impose it upon others? In our Editor’s Picks of the week, you, reader, can get a privileged glimpse into our inter-office jams, fruits of choice, and various Bullett-approved cultural happenings for the week ahead.
What song have you been listening to on loop?
Alabama Shakes, “Hold On” – Sah D’Simone
“Lost Without U,” by Robin Thicke – Idil Tabanca
Aerosmith’s “Girls of Summer” from 2002 – Busra Erkara
Beach House, “Wherever You Go.” It’s the hidden track on Bloom after the 10 minute gap of silence on “Irene.” Is that supposed to be the “eye” of the hurricane? Does anyone know? – James Orlando
Liars, “No 1 Against the Rush” (off their lovely new album WIXIW) – Morey Talmor
Pusha T, “Exodus 23:1” and Light Asylum’s “Knights and Week Ends” – Juliet Le Grand Thompson
“Exercises 3 (Buildings)” by CFCF, and I’m not just saying that because we premiered the video today. – Ben Barna
What’s the last thing you read and liked?
Jonah Lehrer’s new book Imagine: How Creativity Works. Besides exploring how the brain generates new ideas and problem solves in a fun and informative way, Lehrer claims the book will help the reader learn how to be more creative. So far it has not worked. – Ben
Seth Grahame-Smith’s Unholy Night – Idil
The Chameleon: The many lives of Frédéric Bourdin by David Grann for The New Yorker. It’s a few years old but I came across it after watching The Imposter, a fascinating new documentary about this Mr. Ripley kind of guy. – Nick
Katie Notopoulos’ Twitter feed. It has a Ron Paul x My Little Pony background. – Busra
Confusion by Stefan Zweig, about a student, a teacher, the teacher’s young wife, and the inevitable sex that ensues. – Henry
Karen Russell’s “Quests” in the Sci-fi themed New Yorker. If it doesn’t make you a believer in Pizza Hut’s BOOK IT! and/or the sci-fi genre, I don’t know what will. – Juliet
I read an article in the most recent issue of Dazed and Confused about the filmmaker and artist Virgil Widrich about getting Hollywood out of our heads. I also finished reading the super-cheesy The Four Agreements by Miguel Angel Ruiz. – Sah
What are you excited about this week?
“Cartoon and Complaint,” Adam Green’s solo show at The Intercourse, Dustin Yellin’s new art space in Red Hook. – Nick
I’m going to visit some jellyfish @NYAQUARIUM and take shitty videos on my iPhone. – James
True Blood. – Idil
Peter Gabriel just announced his So album 25th Anniversary reunion tour. – Morey
The fruit that you’re most excited is back in season.
Tomatoes, I guess. Only if they’re in grilled cheese sandwiches. – Nick
Watermelons. They are aesthetically pleasing, taste and smell amazing, and not surprisingly, they make the best juice. – Busra
Rainier cherries – Henry
Peaches! – Juliet
Blackberries… they’re the best. – James
Blueberries! – Morey
Plums—because they’re awesome! – Idil