big new yorker/remnick article/interview with obama.
podcast regarding piece w/remnick.
Bitter Rice on hulu
if something is not on the internet, did it ever exist?
anybody remember an ad for mexican tourism with the jingle tagline being --
"mexico... mexico... the arriba country"?
With the release of “Nashville” and “Jaws,” the summer of ’75 delivered both the culmination — and the beginning of the end — of that period. “Nashville” seemed to incarnate a film buff’s hopes for American movies. Here was an artist putting the machinery of popular culture to work for the sake of art, yet entering into the spirit of popular culture and partaking of its energy too. That was the dream: the power of popular art combined with the complexity of fine art, high and low not at war, and not blurred indistinguishably into each other, but embracing.
So had yet another great Alder din last nite w bunch of people....This time got pretty deep w wines....Trebbiano, great...The Riffault Sancerre completely bizzarre, weirdo semi oxidized..pachyderm urine thing going on?? Grolleau Anjou red also crazy, good...and had the Sicilian Frappato...beauty, clear headed, but earthy....All really amazing for price as well, I think....
Food great, never had shrimp thing before....all great....etc
Siobhan over there is amazing as well btw....
doubtful that anyone less than will ferrell gets this sendup of 70s mini-series made especially with the cast assembled. if you appreciate his sensibility you should at least give this a chance. currently running on ifc.
custom made cat furniture from germany
just watched wolf of wall street. what a slog. way too long and self indulgent much like the characters he was portraying. no wonder his editor didnt get an academy award nomination. some nice performances but i couldnt wait for it to be over.
At the Drawing Center:
Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity
Main Gallery, The Lab
No RSVP needed
New York - Join us on for the opening reception of Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativityand Deborah Grant: Christ You Know it Ain't Easy!!. No RSVP is required.
In the Main Gallery and The Lab, Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity is the first major museum exhibition to focus on the visualization and drawing practices of master chef Ferran Adrià. The exhibition will emphasize the role of drawing in Adrià’s quest to understand creativity. His complex body of work positions the medium as both a philosophical tool—used to organize and convey knowledge, meaning, and signification-—as well as a physical object—used to synthesize over twenty years of innovation in the kitchen.
While everyone's free to be as nostalgic as they like about Candlestick Park now that it's probably seen the end of its useful life, it's worth remembering that it wasn't only a miserable place to watch a game, but also a forerunner of the modern public financing con. The piece below, which originally ran in the San Francisco Bay Guardian in 1972 1968 and is reprinted by permission of the author, lays out the mechanics of the scam, which should sound awfully familiar.
"The remarkable story behind a mysterious inventor who built a "scientifically superior" golf club."
Interview with Lawrence Wright on his new scientology book.
Suppose you're on a game show, and you're given the choice of three doors: Behind one door is a car; behind the others, goats. You pick a door, say No. 1, and the host, who knows what's behind the doors, opens another door, say No. 3, which has a goat. He then says to you, "Do you want to pick door No. 2?" Is it to your advantage to switch your choice?
It’s a head-scratching phenomenon: Why, in an age when shows can be watched anytime, do the cable and broadcast networks continue to put much of their best programming in the same place? There are more popular shows on a single night than any viewer might watch in seven days, and more than the most shrewdly programmed DVR could record. (And that’s assuming an N.F.L. game doesn’t run into overtime and wreck your precisely ordered schedule.) (nyt)
despite getting amy poehler on board to produce it i have my doubts about the probability for success for broad city. still, i am glad to see comedy central do more sitcoms, or comedy in general. theyve been phoning it in for a long time outside of the south park/dailyshow/colbert vortex. fx and ifc have produced more interesting comedy content than they have over the last 5 to 10 years. now they can at least say they have some good sketch with key & peele and to a lesser extent kroll and amy schumer. and one bright spot in sitcoms with workaholics. but lets not mention tosh. im sure it makes money but....
Rick And Morty merges high-concept science fiction storytelling with dark humor in a way that finds the best in both; it’s a little like Futurama when that show was at its peak, only so far, at least, R&M doesn’t appear to have a lot of interest in sentiment. It’s also a bit darker, and far more relentlessly inventive with its plotting.
"All is Lost was shot on three 1978 Cal 39 sailboats purchased from their owners in Southern California. These three boats generously gave themselves up for art: Tahoe, Tenacious, and Orion. They took their final sails in the Pacific Ocean and performed beautifully in the film as Our Mans's boat, the Virginia Jean. Rest in peace."
Show comin up.....