seltzer water w/lemon wedge
Late summer goodness. Squash and fingerlings from down the road. Halibut with avo-stachio sauce. Super sweet corn on the cob not shown.
In The Experimenters: Chance and Design at Black Mountain College, Eva Diaz describes the discordant yet equally hermetic teaching methodologies of Joseph Albers, John Cage, and R. Buckminister Fuller that were developed during the years immediately following World War II at Black Mountain College. The “unaccredited college in rural Appalachia became a vital hub of cultural innovation” and was known primarily for artistic experimentation and its holistic aim “to educate a student as a person and a citizen.” It had a major impact on what would become contemporary artistic practice during and after the mid-1940s and early 1950s. Located in western North Carolina, the college’s history presents a dynamic narrative of radical innovation in terms of educational philosophy. In addition to Albers, Cage, and Fuller, other famous participants include Merce Cunningham, Clement Greenberg, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, and Robert Motherwell. Among many prominent students, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, and Kenneth Noland contributed to the college’s reputation for free experimentation and artistic diversity.
first attempt was just OK......Coho w/ crispy chanterelles
Mayor Bill de Blasio was asked about his thoughts on the statue. "That is a frightening thought," de Blasio said. When he's wearing clothes I don't like him. I can only imagine what he's like without clothes."
De Blasio added, "of course we are not going to let people put up ad hoc statues."
A hawk (I think? Alex?) on the fire escape across the street.
Pig in a box
you know you are in deep when you turn on the tv with your coffee and its a non-us womens water polo event and you say to yourself, "i could watch that." its a lot of grappling underwater which makes me less inclined. its seems to be about who can get away with mauling their opponents the most. that vast blue pool looks pretty inviting.... in theory.
Using data with an unprecedented level of detail, a team of international researchers, including some from Oregon State University, have found that a major earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone is more likely than previously thought.
I have no choice but to keep looking - five years after the tsunami
troublemakers (on netflix)
Not sure who exactly this would be for, but there was a regular commenter at zerohedge who dropped off the map a couple of months ago. It was a severe blow to my politics, foreign policy, and military information intake. The guy is/was really knowledgeable and a great writer too. I learned so much over the past couple of years from reading his comments. Anyway, after some googling today I just found that he is still a regular commenter, only now at moonofalabama (which I knew - sort of a breakaway crowd from the old billmon blog - but never read religiously.) So happy to be able to read his thoughts again. His name at both sites is PavewayIV. Google can find his words with "site:moonofalabama.org pavewayIV" (and then you can click on Search Tools and then on Anytime to narrow the time range so you only find recent comment threads.) Worth a look if you're interested in geopolitics and suspect that the US MSM might not be teaching you what you should know.
Hi I am new to cinefiles....
RIP Jack Davis
usa micro brew roadtrip / how is that a good idea?