We launched Miscellaneous — Athletics’ no-frills round-up of the cultural items that inspire our team each month — in May, 2017. Since then, we’ve prepared this light-hearted briefing 11 times per year (with a one-month break for the winter holiday), indexing the exhibitions and happenings, films and television programs, books and essays, and recorded or live music on our radar for the month ahead. Miscellaneous is, and always has been, an invitation to explore the world at our fingertips in this remarkable city, and on occasion other cities thanks to our remote contributors.
Suddenly, the world at our fingertips has shrunk to the confines of our dwellings. Like most companies in our industry, Athletics is respecting the critical need for social distancing, with each of us working remotely in our respective homes or escapes around the northeast for the time being. As for everyone, this is going to take some getting used to, and we’re simply grateful and hopeful for the health and wellbeing of our friends and family.
Nevertheless, our vital signs are strong: the circulation of ideas and inspiration throughout our studio persists, with digital tools like Slack virtualizing the physical office and creating a space to share the good things keeping us going. In this, the first Miscellaneous of an emerging era, we shed light on those things for the enjoyment of our community. Please note the new categories: Nourish, Care, Consume, and Smile. Stay well!
Stay tuned for more editions of Miscellaneous in the coming months.
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“The snail moves like a
Hovercraft, held up by a
Rubber cushion of itself,
Sharing its secret
With the hedgehog. The hedgehog
Shares its secret with no one.
We say, Hedgehog, come out
Of yourself and we will love you.”
— From “Hedgehog” by Paul Muldoon, from Poems 1969-1998
Header Image: From Three Aesop Fables (A Little Golden Book) by Richard Scarry (1961)