Aug 27, 2014

going, going, gone.

it’s your last chance to summer picnic! Get your hands on an Underwood can, and take the vino with you. I ain’t playing - yes, it’s wine, it’s in a can, but it is so much easier for light travel/outdoor imbibing than a bottle. But yeah, it’s wine, in a can … from Portland. So, you take the bad with the good.  

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Aug 25, 2014

Went to Storm King this weekend. As evidenced, it was beautiful and a really fun day trip. Go while the season - fummer - is perfect. 

Aug 20, 2014
A galvanized pail of hot pretzel rolls, boiled in lye and studded with white salt crystals, like Amish rhinestones.
"Like Amish rhinestones" is an actual caption in this New York Times restaurant review
Aug 15, 2014
Untitled, 1948 From the series 122 Color Photographs Lambda Print 20″ × 16″
Keld Helmer-Petersen, 122 Color Photographs at Yossi Milo Gallery.

Untitled, 1948 
From the series 122 Color Photographs 
Lambda Print 
20″ × 16″

Keld Helmer-Petersen, 122 Color Photographs at Yossi Milo Gallery.

Aug 14, 2014

got you covered.

So this guy has the best job. 

Aug 14, 2014
Meanwhile, ZB gets grinded on by a hottie and feels nothing. Too basic.
Ahhhh Lindy West > Jesse David Fox. Too.Basic. 
Aug 13, 2014
Just discovered The Rumpus’ Madame Clairevoyant, and I’m already a little bit obsessed with these brief, poetic horoscopes. They’re not like the typical bs “forecasts”, but more like weekly poetic installments of the life-and-emotion-related genre (cf. Ask Polly). For instance, a Scorpio sampling: 

The words and stories of your life might bend and shake; the joy in your heart might be too much to be contained. You can live so well this week. You can break so many rules. You can let your dreams overflow. Watch the sky change, watch the shadows move across the ground. 

Just discovered The Rumpus’ Madame Clairevoyant, and I’m already a little bit obsessed with these brief, poetic horoscopes. They’re not like the typical bs “forecasts”, but more like weekly poetic installments of the life-and-emotion-related genre (cf. Ask Polly). For instance, a Scorpio sampling: 

The words and stories of your life might bend and shake; the joy in your heart might be too much to be contained. You can live so well this week. You can break so many rules. You can let your dreams overflow. Watch the sky change, watch the shadows move across the ground. 

Aug 13, 2014
Brooklyn has become an international adjective meaning ‘what’s next.’
… so according to northside media, Jed Bartlet just goes around saying “Brooklyn”?
Aug 13, 2014
It was the value of joy, irrespective of happiness and, certainly, of intellectual pride. All good art teaches some variant of that consoling and humbling truth, which anyone might recognize. Van Gogh is its saint.
Oh, Van Gogh! The New Yorker’s Peter Schjeldahl on the Met’s collection of Van Goghs on view. 
Aug 13, 2014
She knows not to show me a pair of Nike Foamposites in any facet of life.
Though I have no idea what this means, it still made me laugh. I actually know the “she” of this quote. Gal’s got kicks for days. My boyfriend and I are more like, “who’s buying the $12 wine tonight?” … maybe we need to up our couple game. 
Aug 7, 2014

lololol
(•_•) 
<) )╯insane
  / \
(•_•)
\( (> clown
  / \
(•_•)
<) )> posse
  / \
Aug 6, 2014
my manager, a woman who dressed like she was going to the Renaissance faire literally every single day of the year, god bless her
A manager at Magnolia bakery? I’d believe it. 
Aug 4, 2014

Feeling like some summertime Agnes Martin belongs here. 

(All images via MoMA's online collection.)

Aug 1, 2014
relatability—a logism so neo that it’s not even recognized by the 2008 iteration of Microsoft Word with which these words are being written—has become widely and unthinkingly accepted as a criterion of value, even by people who might be expected to have more sophisticated critical tools at their disposal.

To get or not to get, that is the question!

Ira Glass apparently pissed off a lot of people with an “off-the-cuff” comment about Shakespeare not being relatable. I’ve put my two cents in on likeability before, which I think is arguably closely tied to relatability. Ultimately, I do not think one has to be able to relate to a piece of work to understand that is has creative value and/or experience it as a moving or interesting work of art. For the record: I think Shakespeare is great, and probably shouldn’t be relatable? You’ve got to get the number for a good shrink if you can relate to Lady MacBeth. (Though I don’t really think relatability need be an issue we take up with the Bard, for that matter.) 

But then again, a piece of shit by any other name would still be a stinker. 

The question to relate, then, is up to you.

Jul 29, 2014
It was executed with a ruthless perfection seldom seen outside 16-year-old Russian girls’ figure skating routines.

CAITY

I love Gawker’s Best Restaurant in NY. 

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