A big, messy, fun dinner in honor of K, here from Seattle for BEA, that started with all the food in the world — Torrisi turkey breast (so good it was almost worth its labor-intensity), butter lettuce salad with April Bloomfield’s lemon-caper dressing, la vignarola, polenta, roasted radishes with blue cheese, sautéed radish tops, and one million bottles of white wine — and ended in dancing on broken wine glasses.
When I brought this lattice-top cherry pie out for dessert (we had it with salted caramel ice cream, a favorite of mine to make), one of the guests declined a slice. I gave him one anyway, because who declines pie? Not even fruit-pie-hating M declines pie. It turned out he had assumed it was store bought and wanted to pass; with that cleared up, he had a second slice.
June 8, 2012, 10:31pm
NOZLEE IS ON A BLOGGING SPREE/I’M ON A LIKING SPREE
7:47 pm • 18 August 2012 • 47 notes
The most frustrating part about this sign on a nondescript building near my workplace is that these words very much seem like they should make sense together. I keep focusing on them, and like a 3D Magic Eye picture, some sort of linguistic meaning will suddenly jump out at me, but when I look again it’s not there. And then I feel really stupid when I can’t see it again.
Ed note: Matt Powers received an English degree with honors from the Pennsylvania State University in 2011.
7:16 am • 17 August 2012 • 4 notes
The Podcast is Back! Up With Gen Y/Down with Entertainment Media
We are back from hiatus with two provactive and exciting conversations about the decline and the fall of civilization - or not!
First off - no generation in American history has been so maligned and disparaged than the millenials. Even bearing the brunt of the worst economic collapse in almost a century they still get no sympathy - least of all from this podcast! After disparaging the name of America’s most precious generation for so long I have invited on three of its brightest members to offer its defense. Should Gen Y be saved or rounded up and sent away some where? I have it out with:
• Logan Sachon, co-editor and co-founder of The Billfold.
• Liana Maeby, blogger and internet wit
• Alex Pareene, political writer for Salon.
In the second segment I am joined by entertainment blogger David Poland, editor of Movie City News - a man who has been at it since before the term existed. One of the true savants on the entertainment industry, Poland will tell us about starting out in the business working on SNL in age 20 and establishing himself and his site at the dawn of the internet. We discuss the sorry state of entertainment reporting, from high to low, why it matters. As well as a quick preview of the Oscar race ahead.
Plus - greetings and thoughts!
And intro and interstitial music by Kevin MacLeod!
Download it direct here.
Or on iTunes here.
Or on Stitcher.
Richard and Liana and Alex say some really smart things. I say some things.
8:28 am • 15 August 2012 • 62 notes
Nowadays I refuse to be made to feel stupid for not buying something....
Nowadays I refuse to be made to feel stupid for not buying something. I don’t have an iPhone and people constantly try to make me feel bad about that. I don’t own a car, and literally once a week someone else is telling me that you “have” to have a car to live in LA. Even though they’re talking to someone who’s been living without a car in LA for almost two years now.
Cord is a delightful human! Also he’s super smart! I like him! Read some things he has to say about $$$
3:02 pm • 14 August 2012 • 45 notes
I bet Robert Pattinson is into making forts. You know Reese has a ton of cushions and pillows. He probably made a fort at Reese’s house. I’d chill in that fort.
i am trying really hard, and i can’t imagine any place i’d rather be than in a fort in reese’s house, if i was rpatz.
9:44 am • 1 August 2012 • 23 notes
Recently The Gordon Parks Foundation discovered over 70 unpublished photographs by Parks at the bottom of an old storage box wrapped in paper and marked as “Segregation Series.” These never before series of images not only give us a glimpse into the everyday life of African Americans during the 50′s but are also in full color, something that is uncommon for photographs from that era.
Too easily forgotten that this happened during most of our parents’ generation.
9:22 pm • 29 July 2012 • 96,909 notes
Lauren on 30: You All Have to Know...
… that the correct word is “toward.” “Towards” is incorrect. It is invalid. It is not real. It is a coinage. If you use it in a sentence, your sentence is meaningless.
There is no romance to be found in “towards.” You and he will never move slowly “towards” one another across a crowded room. You…
10:27 am • 27 July 2012 • 5 notes
American Aquarium Drinker: Alright.
I’m reading the NYTimes’ coverage of the Aurora shootings, and this quote jumped out at me:
Luke O’Dell of the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, a Colorado group on the other side of the debate over gun control, took a nearly opposite view. “Potentially, if there had been a law-abiding citizen who…
2:38 pm • 22 July 2012 • 448 notes