movie: jesus camp
In keeping with my pattern of experiencing things several years after their peak, this weekend I watched the Magnolia Pictures documentary about evangelical Christians, Jesus Camp (well timed and just on the heels of watching Bill Maher’s Religulous). I had read about this movie for years and it sat in my Netflix queue until I discovered the beauty of Netflix Instant (it’s...
food porn. →
You can easily lose 2 hours browsing photos of food other people made. Hell, I just did.
best text ever
Siobhan: Remind me to tell you about tea with Cloris Leachman.
tv: the wire
I spent the last several weeks plowing through David Simon’s sweeping drama about life in the dangerous city of Baltimore, Maryland. Every element of the show is perfectly executed, from casting Baltimore natives with their unique accents to the accuracy of political bureaucracy and corruption to the ubiquitous Utz Crab Chips. The acting is nuanced, the editing is flawless. David Simon...
do you like fashun? →
Follow my coverage of NY Fashion Week (and the subsequent European weeks next month) at my other blog, black and bleu. It’s way fancier than the winter olympics (and not Canadian!).
best. couple. ever. →
On the heels of NBC’s announcement that the glorious show Parks and Recreation will live to see another season, NYMag interviewed real life married couple Nick Offerman and Megan Mullaly (Ron Swanson and his ex-wife Tammy on the show) to talk about their relationship. Happy Valentine’s day to us.
New York isn’t a city with a lot of wilderness. Sure every year the horseshoe crabs mate in Brooklyn, flocks of hawks come in and out of the city, and, of course, everyone loves when an adorable seal decides to sunbathe off west 79th street. Recently, Manhattan has been taken over by animals. First we had the coyotes roaming Central Park and Columbia’s campus. Now there are Bald...
even harder geography quiz →
I made it to level 11. Good luck being that successful.
Last week was hard on the literary world. The loss of J.D. Salinger surprised many. And while I agree that his death is a tragedy, I believe the harshest aspect of it is that we are in an era where the great modern writers are beginning to disappear. Last year (a year and a day before Salinger’s death, actually) we lost John Updike. I took this especially hard having met him only a few...
I Color the News - recommended on Tumblr today, this blog takes news stories and reinterprets them as crayon drawings made by a child. Need Input - hilarious photos from around the web. CoverSpy - a group of literary nerds scoured the city for people reading and wrote down the details (male or female, age, location). Enjoy these when I’m not updating this blog.