The Vintage and the Vogue: Conceiving cuisines

Robert: Hey Michael, I didn’t see you last night. Where were you? Michael: I had a date with Nick’s House of Pizza, and it went deliciously. Robert: That’s great to hear! You know, what we have is real. I know that because you’re not one of those tomato sauce-loathing fiends. You just can’t trust those […]

The Vintage and the Vogue: Phoebe Bridgers and earning godhood

Michael: Hey Robert, how’d you enjoy the Phoebe Bridgers concert? Robert: Let’s just say that I would march to war for her if she asked. I’m no different from a feudal peasant, am I? Michael: I suppose not. The cult of personality surrounding celebrities is not so different from the elite feelings of aristocracy in […]

The Vintage and the Vogue: Almond milk is Lindy

Michael: Hey Robert, what is “Lindy?” Robert: Well, the Lindy Effect is complex, so 10 column-inches is too little space to discuss its full history. To summarize, it stems from a 1964 essay published in The New Republic. “Lindy’s Law,” it was first called, was later developed into a paradigm of statistical survivability: For example, […]