Category Archives: Jakub

April Fools in the Hospital

Years ago on April Fools, I found myself scared of death. I was in the hospital — three days earlier, at the age of 21, I had suffered a stroke. The morning of April Fools I was woken up with … Continue reading

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The Nostalgia Factory: Facebook in the Future

As Facebook is now a publicly traded corporation, with the untenable goal of perpetual profiteering, how will it capitalize on its existing assets—that is, its users and their family photo albums, vacation videos, old prom pictures, baby pictures, old notes … Continue reading

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The Day the Guidance Counselor Tried to Save Me

“You’re spinning your wheels and I’m the backseat driver they hired to help you get back on the right track. You’ve been beating it off the beaten path, driving your parents up the wall – I’m here to remind you: you’re … Continue reading

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A Montreal Night in 4 Minutes

A short video experiment, perhaps the first in a longer series.

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Autobiography of the 90s: Manufacturing Poignancy, The Teenage Years

[Please hit play on the above song as you begin to read this chapter.] When that important person in my life almost nearly had a medical mishap and could have, hypothetically, died, that’s the moment that I knew: life was … Continue reading

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Autobiography of the 90s – Chapter 2: I Was a Haircut

I started as an incision. A series of cuts made by a man studying the hairline. If you try to anticipate what will be removed, you’ve missed the point altogether. I’m always growing, and removing parts is how a haircut becomes layered. Cutting … Continue reading

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Autobiography of the Nineties: Chapter 1

I was born on the cover of Nirvana’s “Nevermind,” born in a swimming pool without blood or placenta, born clean, airbrushed from birth. The art director delivered me from my mother as a PA spritzed her temples for the appearance … Continue reading

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