Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Day two home from work with a killer cold, and my only consolation is novelist Kate Christensen’s hot toddy. Since she passed it along last fall, the drink has eclipsed spicy tomato soup as the Maud household’s preferred remedy. It proves — as we always knew deep in our hearts — that Bourbon cures everything.
Add boiling water to (in the biggest cup in the house; this is no time to fuck around with anything dainty) the juice of 1 lemon, a big wad of honey, a slug of good whiskey [Ed. Note: I’ve been using Maker’s Mark], and as much cayenne pepper as you can tolerate. If it’s morning, add a tea bag.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Most recently, she [Calle] was behind the most talked about exhibition at the 2007 Venice Biennale, Take care of yourself. Calle analyzed an ex-boyfriend’s break-up email by asking 107 women to interpret his words...
Jill Magid: You incorporate a few different methodologies in your work. One of them seems like this natural catalyst—something happens in your life, and then you set [up for] yourself what you call a ‘game.’ So, Take care of yourself was something that happened—a break-up—and then you set up a game—
Sophie Calle: And they have a therapeutic motor aspect, just as a start: ‘What can I do not to suffer?’
Jill Magid: You don’t think you start this process as a work?
Sophie Calle: No, there are different categories, as you say. The category in which it is my life, many times starts as a reaction to something. Like, I received that love letter, what can I do [to] counter it, not just to be a victim of it. Maybe the first step is therapeutic, but if it’s only therapeutic, I may as well go buy a dress at the corner of the street. So, immediately [I think], ‘Would [it] stand on the wall?’ If I think yes, I go on.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
- The Virgins — Rich Girls
- Cat Power — New York
- Nellie McKay — Identity Theft
- Delta Spirit — Gimme Some Motivation
- Elizabeth & The Catapult — Waiting for the Kill
- Mechanical Bride — Umbrella
- Ray LaMontagne — Three More Days
- Joe Cocker — The Letter
- Mark Ronson Ft. Lily Allen — Oh My God
- Ixley — Luchini (Wounded Mix) - Camp Lo
- Hellogoodbye — Oh It Is Love
- Vampire Weekend — A-Punk