Nathaniel Salzman

Chicago area designer, writer, maker and journalist.


October 30, 2009

Jonathan Coulton + Paul and Storm live!

Last Monday night The Mrs and I got to see Jonathan Coulton plus Paul and Storm live at the fabulous Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. Amidst a fantastically nerdy group of Coulton devotees, I just don’t think it would be possible to have a better venue to hear Coulton plus Paul and Storm. The

September 21, 2009

NS Recommends: Jonathan Coulton

It’s been a while since I did a recommendation. Not because I’m lacking in fabulous things that I’d like the world to embrace, but because I’ve been otherwise busy. However, about a month ago I was introduced to the music of Jonathan Coulton and I’m not the same. Music recommendations are always really tricky because

February 19, 2009

How I’m dealing with getting downsized

For those who didn’t know, I lost my job this week. Prospects are good, but it’s always a shock to the system. This video pretty much sums it up. Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim show Robot Chicken is hit and miss. But when it hits, it hits.

January 29, 2009

Le Wrath di Khan

If this were real, I’d pay good money to see it. “Khaaaaaaaaaan!!!”

January 29, 2009

NS recommends: Garfield minus Garfield

Once in a while a brilliant omission turns something very familiar and ordinary into a work of disturbing genius. Garfield minus Garfield is one such brilliant work. The premise: what happens when you take the predictably mediocre yet lovable Garfield comic strip and remove its animal stars? You’re left with Jon and his lonely, bipolar insanity. Ranging from – Read More –