1. Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Infinite Possibility

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    March 23, 2015 by Sarojini Seupersad

    Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian in her studio working on Heptagon Star, Tehran, 1975
Photo: Courtesy of the artist and The Third Line, Dubai

    I recently walked past a broken full-length mirror on the sidewalk in my Bushwick neighborhood, but the image it made …
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  2. MoMA’s Most Ambitious Project Yet: Ruin Björk For Everyone


    March 7, 2015 by Sarojini Seupersad


    Do you know that sensation you get when your heart is deeply connected to something outside of yourself? Without overstating, …
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  3. The Art of the American Nickname


    August 1, 2011 by Sarojini Seupersad


    To most people I encounter, I have a wonderfully (or not so wonderfully) difficult name. For those of you who’ve …
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  4. Ask the Bootleg Librarian: A good mystery, please?

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    October 26, 2016 by Sarojini Seupersad

    Dear Bootleg Librarian: I need a new audiobook. I like mystery, suspense, life philosophy. What can you recommend for me …
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  5. What Everybody’s Reading: The Sellout by Paul Beatty

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    October 26, 2016 by Sarojini Seupersad

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      The Man Booker Prize, the presitigious literary award from the UK, has for the first time awarded its prize …
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  6. Recommended Reading: A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

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    October 26, 2016 by Sarojini Seupersad


    I picked up A Moveable Feast for the first time about 15 years ago in the Shakespeare & Company near …
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  7. “Fantastic Planet,” A Strange and Mostly Unknown Film

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    August 1, 2016 by Sarojini Seupersad

    fantastic planet

    In December of 1973, the New York Times film critic Howard Thompson, known for his pithy critiques, reviewed a rather …
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  8. “Touch of Evil” NY Times Movie Review, from 1958

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    April 3, 2015 by Sarojini Seupersad

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    If you’ve seen the classic and influential Orson Welles film, Touch of Evil, you know it needs no introductions. If you …
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  9. [UPDATED] Björk Comes to Brooklyn

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    March 20, 2015 by Sarojini Seupersad


    There are few times in life in which superlatives are ever really fitting. I think we find them acceptable because …
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The Art of the American Nickname


On my daily outings, I often see a few empty packs of cigarettes on the side of the road and it's so depressing people would rather throw things out of their windows than wait until they see a garbage can. Also, these "cigars" are strawberry flavored and go for about $10 a CARTON. I looked it up. Fall cloud reflections Someone is building a skate park or bike park in the woods Like everyone else, I'm obsessed with sunflowers. Luckily, I also love beautiful honeybees and butterflies. Sunflowers are nectar-rich and attract lots of insects to your garden, so plant a bunch of sunflowers and you'll be in the happy company of bees and butterflies all the time

#honeybees #sunflowers Not sure why this book took more than 50 years to get published but incredibly interested in the back story. It's based on his short story from 1946, "Homecoming," and maybe this dedication is saying it's terrible and was only published because it has the name Bradbury on the cover? Is that too cynical? Maybe it wasn't finished until 2000? I have no idea but diving in anyway. I have to do some research. #RayBradbury #FromtheDustReturned #Homecoming My family was visiting for a while, and then I was sick, so I haven't had the presence of mind to read. But I did finally finish A Moveable Feast and it's better than I remember. I'd forgotten about Hemingway's simplicity and economy of word. So many great stories, but the beauty really lies in his insight into human behavior, simple observations and also, his omitions. What were Gertrude and Alice arguing about? Doesn't matter, he finally had to acknowledge Gertrude was a mere human and not a god, he had seen her hypocrisy and decided to move on. Oh man, such a lovely read. I can go on and on, but I won't. Everyone thinks he was a great writer, and there's a good reason for it. He was.

I'm sitting in the backyard, it's breezy, a beautiful 74 degrees. For the Halloween season, I think I'll read this spooky tale from Ray Bradbury, about a strange family, who seem similar to The Addams Family. Here's Book 61 in my challenge #100Booksin2016 #RayBradbury #FromtheDustReturned

Also, I've read 60 books this year. That's pretty rad. High five.