03.29.18

what i'm reading

  Kendrick Lamar Producing, Curating  Black Panther  Soundtrack Album  irector Ryan Coogler: “I can’t wait for the world to hear what Kendrick and TDE have in store.”

The Vans Story

Despite questionable business choices and many failed ventures, due to a cult loyal following—and significant help from a slew of iconic skaters—the brand tripled its revenue from 2008 to 2016 and transformed from a casual footwear manufacturer into a symbol of American counterculture and independence.

  The Strange Case of When Michael Jackson Almost Bought Marvel  hen you live in the public spotlight for literally your entire life, like Michael did, there are very few things that the public doesn't know about you, even when you try to deny them.

ESCAPE FROM THE ROCK

How the only successful Alcatraz prison break in history was torn from the pages of Popular Mechanics.

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You're doing your weekend wrong

White-collar workers are logging longer hours than a generation ago, and Americans excel at the losing game of competitive busyness. In this context, a weekend without email and spreadsheets might seem like a victory in and of itself—and it is, kind of. But if you don’t feel rejuvenated and keen to face Monday after two work-free days, there might be a reason: You’re doing your weekend wrong.