Probably for Dave, but I'll post it here: I watched the U.K. releases of Downton Abbey (which came out before the U.S. releases.) But am I right that for people watching the U.S. versions, that what was called the "Christmas Special" in the U.K., has already aired in the U.S.? In other words, U.S. viewers aren't still waiting for Christmas to see the final episode, are they? (I'm trying to figure out whether my father would have already seen the final episode or whether I can send it to him.)

Gowanus’ Coignet Building

where landmasses would have been in pangaea.

Streit's Matzo factory condo design revealed. Nooooooo! One and two bedrooms starting at $975,000.

Pati Hill,“Alphabet of Common Objects” c. 1975–79


les ice creamery


about buying local

 LA's oldest surviving restaurants

the last panthers, a six part mini-series import, premieres on sundance tonight. some sort of euro-heist drama. might be worth some space on the ol' dvr.

new power finally turned on this week. one more well placed outlet in the kitchen would have been nice. but i "cooked" with two devices on simultaneously for the first time today at lunch and it felt like i was breaking the laws of physics. already invested in my first soon-to-be underutilized appliance. got it for about $200. so if anybody has smoothie recommendations.... if i ever actually make soup in it, it might be a harbinger of the endtimes.

Congratulations Michelle!


Nile Southern first proposed a collection of his father’s letters in 1989, but Terry, at sixty-eight, “was not particularly interested in resurrections of his work, or his life,” Nile recently wrote. Today, we are more than a decade into the revival Nile had originally envisioned under the code name “Resurrection . . . NOW!” A thinly sketched biography, Lee Hill’s A Grand Guy: The Art and Life of Terry Southern, arrived in 2001, followed by a collection of Southern’s miscellany, Now Dig This: The Unspeakable Writings of Terry Southern, in 2002. In 2004, Nile published his own book, The Candy Men, about the controversial publication and reception of Southern’s 1958 erotic novel Candy, and Gerber published a memoir of her partner in 2009, Trippin’ with Terry Southern: What I Think I Remember. In late 2015, the small publishing house ANTIBOOKCLUB released what might amount to the last piece of the puzzle, Yours in Haste and Adoration: Selected Letters of Terry Southern.

via J-L

It is with great sadness that Zaha Hadid Architects have confirmed that Dame Zaha Hadid, DBE died suddenly in Miami in the early hours of this morning. She had contracted bronchitis earlier this week and suffered a sudden heart attack while being treated in hospital.

Aesthetic Formalism

the bar is raised, ryley!

The Enduring Mystery Of 'Jawn', Philadelphia's All-Purpose Noun.

RIP Mac Klein owner of Mac's Club Duce, Miami Beach

put a bird on it


Fung Tu

22 Orchard St. Lower East Side

the older you get.... 

rest in peace

garry shandling, phife dawg & the white shadow.

Just to update you, we've done the whole Black Sails. Pretty good. And now we are almost caught up (currently mid season 3) with Vikings. Similarly good in the soft-porn super-violent period piece sort of way. What's next Dave?