Baseball

Cultureteca 04.10.15

Back at the beginning of June, Björk began to release assorted media related to Vulnicura via Dazed. First, on 6 June, came the 360-degree virtual reality video for ‘Stonemilker’, one of three pieces filmed with director Andrew Thomas Huang in Iceland in the autumn of 2014, and showcased in connection with Björk’s exhibition at MoMA earlier this year. ‘Stonemilker’ portrays Björk on the small islet of Grótta, in…

Daily Visual 23.09.15: The Death of Yogi Berra

The death of Yogi Berra was announced on 23 September, after the Baseball Hall of Famer and legendary New York Yankee passed away in his sleep late on 22 September at his New Jersey home – 69 years to the day after his Major League Baseball debut. Yogi Berra was 90 years old. Born on 12 May 1925 in St. Louis,…

Cultureteca 30.08.15

This week’s Cultureteca looks at The Weeknd, Majical Cloudz, and the beef that never was, with appearances from Julee Cruise and Twin Peaks, and Kanye West at the MTV Video Music Awards. Then on to the 45th anniversary edition of The Velvet Underground’s Loaded; an apparent baseball mishap at Tropicana Field; an exhibition in Verona by the artist Jacob Hashimoto;…

A Semi-Literate Preview of the 2015 MLB Season

A couple of years ago, about a year after I began watching the sport with some degree of regularity, I wrote and published ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Baseball’. The guide covers everything from a concise history of baseball, as it burgeoned around New York from the middle of the 1800s, with the National League established in 1876 and the American…

A Beginner’s Guide to Baseball

The 2015 Major League Baseball season will commence this Sunday, 5 April, with the St. Louis Cardinals visiting the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The opening of the new season affords a particularly opportune moment for those wishing to get into the sport – once its first few weeks are done, it may feel like the beginning of a story…