Tuesday, June 14, 2016

What It Is Like to Like

From The New Yorker: "The subject of Tom Vanderbilt’s “You May Also Like” (Knopf) is taste, the term he uses for whatever it is that guides our preference for chocolate over vanilla, taupe over beige, “The Bourne Supremacy ” over “The Bourne Ultimatum,” and Artur Schnabel and Joseph Szigeti’s recording of Beethoven’s tenth violin sonata over Vladimir Ashkenazy and Itzhak Perlman’s rendering of the same work." Read: What It Is Like to Like -- Art and taste in the age of the Internet. By Louis Menand, The New Yorker

Magic and Loss by Virginia Heffernan, image via Vogue.com