Don’t underestimate how much antagonism there is toward women and how many...– Nora Ephron’s commencement speech at Wellesley College in 1996 (via rachelfershleiser)
Let Me Through, I‘m a Cheesemonger
eatinwords: If you will permit me, I will blog. I will write about food, mostly. I will write about cheese, and about cheesemakers and the farms and dairies where cheeses are made. I will write about wine, though mostly of its relationship to cheese. I will collaborate with my friend Cat Silirie on a regular segment that we’ll call, “This Cheese, This Wine.” Once, for exactly a year, I wrote...
Michael Shannon has perfectly Michael Shannon-y... →
Modest Mouse, “Bury Me With It” Michael Shannon: I love this song. This is my favorite song on that album. This is one band me and my girlfriend both agree on—we both really like Modest Mouse. But it seems like this is kind of his last hurrah, wasn’t it? He made another album afterwards, but I didn’t really care for it. I can’t remember what it’s called. Something about a ship sinking… captain on...
Oslo, August 31st
I wrote about why Joachim Trier’s films - Oslo, August 31st and Reprise - are just the best, for The Paris Review Daily. I also get a kick out of how the star of both films, Anders Danielsen Lie, is a doctor in real life, released a concept album about autism, is married to a supermodel, and the couple of films that he’s been in - including one he made as a ten year old that was...
Semi-related (crumbling structures)
I was thinking about it yesterday, and two men who have done some of the most impactful work in the past ten years had careers as newspapermen: David Axelrod, Barack Obama strategist/guru*, and David Simon, The Wire. If you’ve ever written for a newspaper and learned the tools of that trade you can kind of see how the newspaper forged their particular visions of the world. The newspaper is a...
Amanda's Million →
kickstarter: Our own Yancey Strickler reflects on what Amanda Palmer’s million dollar project means and how she did it. A must read. Hey Kickstarter, a question. So Amanda Palmer getting to a million on Kickstarter is great. Fantastic for her. She’s such a hard worker and has been really cultivating a wonderful community. And there’s this: Whether it’s Amanda Palmer, Tim...