not surprisingly i am not a huge musical fan but i like to check in every now and then. did i watch any of the live peter pan broadcast on nbc last night? no. was i intrigued enough when i heard the tcm pre-movie chatter about good news (1947) to tune in for a few minutes? yes.

as with many mgm musicals, not a lot of there there but still bright and candy colored enough to keep me interested. and now i know who larry gelbarts wife was for the better part of a half century. and also that peter lawford was english. seems like something i must have known, right?

heres a stand-out number from early on despite its "modest" racial insensitivity. its made in 1947 though its set in 1927 although you wouldnt know it from looking at it. the song was nominated for a oscar and it seems notable that none of the stars are anywhere to be seen. also not in this scene but crooning elsewhere, a young mel torme.

definitely a palate cleanser as i had watched this earlier.


Los Angeles plays itself

Very, very first class: Cooking With Wilbur: Recipes From A South Indian Village

upscale dumplings at mimi cheng's in the wvillage.

Anonymous was a woman

white beans and rosemary crostini
ultimate restorations
Debord 20 years later
the lost collection
RIP Lewis baltz


large boisterous protest march heading down allen st. when my neighbor asked what it was about and i said "ferguson," he asked, "whos ferguson?"
making ginger beer
I find it irritating to shop in conventional grocery stores in Houston. Perhaps most irritating is the food segregation. For example, at Kroger's, regular crackers for regular folks are on this aisle. Hippy crackers are way over here on another aisle. And Akmak, the best fucking crackers in the world, no where to be found. Heathens.
spatchcock it

do you use a breadbox? Which one?
Bulletproof Weed Coffee
interplanatery revolution

parents, this made me laugh

RIP Mike Nichols An amazing body of work, seeing it listed has me thinking about the simmilarites between Carnel Knowlege and The Odd Couple.

Martha Rosler in conversation
Daniel Levine in conversation