Monthly Archives: September 2012

Silent House by Orhan Pamuk

I just pre-ordered Orhan Pamuk’s novel, Silent House, which has been translated into English for the first time.  The synopsis sounds intriguing. In an old mansion in Cennethisar, a former fishing village near Istanbul, a widow, Fatma, awaits the annual summer visit … Continue reading

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Thermos

I will be coffeeless in class no longer. Easily the best thermos I’ve used.

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Sufjan Stevens and The New York Ballet

I’ve never wanted to see ballet before now.

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My Wife the Barista

Catering the Speed Art Museum’s “Lights Off/ Future On” closing party.

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The Perils of Coffee Snobbery in Time

Time Magazine food writer Josh Ozersky has a great article about how angry this video from Blue Bottle made him. Just read his lead: If you hate coffee snobs, or, really, just snobs, I urge you to watch the new … Continue reading

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Being In Love With This Album as I Am

Coexist by The XX is playing in my headphones, on repeat.

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Walker Percy on Bourbon

“The joy of bourbon drinking is not the pharmacological effect of the C2H5OH on the cortex but rather the instant of the whiskey being knocked back and the little explosion of Kentucky U.S.A sunshine in the cavity of the nasopharynx … Continue reading

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Fairends Cycling Kit

In case you’re still looking for a birthday present for me, I wear a medium.

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The Significance of Allusions

“Allusions, which give us more to do and so heighten our attention, invite informed imaginations to make their own contributions. Meaning is infolded not to obscure but to improve communication. The implicit allows the pleasure of discovery, and readers who … Continue reading

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Latte Art Vertigo

I’ve never seen latte art from the pitcher’s perspective before. It’s nice to know people are still pouring quintuple rosettas. HT: Sprudge

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