• Opinions

    Apple under Cook has forgotten roots

    Steve Jobs’ death in October of 2011 was a crushing blow to computing, music, media, marketing, communication, and most saliently to style and aesthetic. Apple Computer has forever been associated with the roots of the counterculture forced into the rigidity of the tech world. The name itself conveys the “insanely great” (Steve Jobs’ favorite accolade to describe Apple) company which leads the industry today. Apple, suggesting the organic, the dirty; and computer, with sleek, jazzy, and quick, connotations which are embodied in the brand today, unite to summate the ethos of a company which is now declining. Apple maintains the reputation of a brazen technology company with an inventive spirit,…

  • Arts & Culture

    A walking tour of East Anglia, sans time and place

    The ethereal rings of Saturn are constructed of mere space rubble, removed from formerly glorious space bodies. This idea, of decomposition and of unimportance, is pursued serenely by the roving author, W.G. Sebald. His third book, “The Rings of Saturn,” is a walking tour of the Eastern shores of England, as well as a meditation on the nature of decay in society and the fluidity of time. Sebald’s simple and precise language translated from German, follows the narrator, who may or may not be Sebald, along the coast and through the different dimensions of British Imperial history. This short novel defies the laws of time and lacks any backbone of…