What people do with food is an act that reveals how they construe the...– Marcella Hazan, The Classic Italian Cookbook. Missing the traditional feast of seven fishes at the homeboy’s house, but happy to be smothered in red and green chile back in New Mexico.
In 1920 an American actress turned director named Ida May Park published an...– Manohla D. takes on the studios for releasing only 60 films by the ladies this year out of some 600. Have at.
Every fancypants jazz hands glittery feather boa fake eyelashes bouffant minidress bone in my body (and there are a few) was completely pleased by this moment.
Poked and Prodded
The generally fantastic William Deresiewicz has written an essay in this month’s Chronicle of Higher Education weighing in on the historical perception of friendship over time, and how it has evolved from the romantic ideal of the Keats era into facebook updates and twitter followers. It’s a little bit curmudgeonly and grandfatherish, but for the most part he writes beautifully, and...
It seems to me that the objects don’t know their material, the gestures...– Time for you to head over and read Herta Muller’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech.
[ I like to walk up Fifth Avenue and pick out romantic women from the crowd and imagine that in a few minutes I was going to enter their lives, and no one would ever know or disapprove. Sometimes, in my mind, I followed them to their apartments on the corners of hidden streets, and they turned and smiled back at me before they faded through a door into warm darkness.] —FSF Hey there,...