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September 29, 2014 8:01 pm

Scorsese’s latest docu-lovefest about the New York Review of Books is quite well done.  And I’m a sucker for anything with Joan Didion in it.

September 25, 2014 8:58 pm


DWB: Being Black in America (video)

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This is like a bad comedy. Except it’s real.

(via brooklynmutt)

September 22, 2014 10:59 pm
Drizzy vs Wheezy blowing my mind (at Hollywood Bowl)

Drizzy vs Wheezy blowing my mind (at Hollywood Bowl)

September 21, 2014 10:51 pm
"Music festivals don’t have to involve thousands upon thousands of fans covered in mud and jacked up on whatever they could sneak onto the grounds."

Sasha Frere-Jones, reviewing a “model of the the modest, focussed music festival,” Basilica SoundScape  (via newyorker)

Spoken like a true middle aged music lover.

(via newyorker)

September 20, 2014 5:52 pm
at Scenic Sedona

at Scenic Sedona

5:12 pm
I see you Sedona (at Red Rock Loop Sedona Arizona)

I see you Sedona (at Red Rock Loop Sedona Arizona)

2:13 pm


"Balk: Mary, how on earth could anyone leave New York? And b) Why does everyone who leaves New York have to write about it?

MHKC: I love New York but sometimes New York is so mean to you. And I needed a level up. Los Angeles is a decent level up because they pay you lots and lots of money…

This is such horseshit

1:21 pm
Summer, I’ll miss you

Summer, I’ll miss you

11:42 am
No complaints

No complaints

September 18, 2014 10:10 pm

I only listen to disco house now. I don’t know when this happened.

September 13, 2014 5:52 pm


Will Darren Wilson ever be arrested?

Let’s keep in mind that the death of Mike Brown was the first homicide in the history of Ferguson, MO. Who are the animals?

(via mydrunkkitchen)

September 12, 2014 9:16 pm
Kickstarter film fest (at The Autry)

Kickstarter film fest (at The Autry)

September 8, 2014 8:55 pm
"Maybe the starkest example is Washington University in St. Louis, one of the hot colleges of recent years, having climbed to No. 14 in the U.S. News rankings last year. Only about 6 percent of the freshman class in recent years at Wash. U., as it’s known, have received Pell grants, even though it is one of the country’s 25 richest colleges on a per-student basis."

Very very very disappointed in my alma mater.  But sadly not surprised. 

I haven’t donated to my university (despite their many asks) because I have always had the sneaking suspicion that my money would not go to worthy cause.  More likely that it would fund some gaudy over-the-top student center, or posh dorm with unnecessary amenities.

Their strategies have been effective in pushing the rankings higher (and therefore making my degree more valuable).  But I can’t support a school with an exceptionally high tuition and exceptionally few low income students, despite a substantial endowment. 

(Source: The New York Times)

September 2, 2014 12:54 pm
Damn. #dtla

Damn. #dtla

August 31, 2014 10:53 am
"The central challenge facing the Republican party is that women—particularly single women and women who have graduated from college—are “barely receptive” to its policies, and are likely to consider the party “intolerant,” “lacking in compassion,” and “stuck in the past.”"

No shit.

From a GOP report on how to win women voters.

Here’s some free advice from a single, college educated woman: stop acting like we’re property that you occasionally have to service. If your policies didn’t consistently look for ways to limit the rights of women, we might stop thinking you are all selfish, bloated gas bags stuck in the past with no real ideas for actually improving this country.

(Source: Slate)