There are few times in life in which superlatives are ever really fitting. I think we find them acceptable because we like to exaggerate; punctuate our own language with interest; make everyday occurrences seem out of the ordinary and somehow useful to others and special to notice, when in actuality, most occurrences are boring and … Continue reading [UPDATED] Björk Comes to Brooklyn
To many people, including myself, Björk is a mystical, cosmic non-human entity from the future who allures us into her realm with colors and sounds and images and warmth and light and darkness that she’s pulled out of her little mystical pocket like a forgotten receipt. “Oh that? I was wondering where that went!” I imagine … Continue reading MoMA’s Most Ambitious Project Yet: Ruin Björk For Everyone
It was 30 years ago today that the world lost a great voice for free expression, political activism and positive movement. I was only four years old when he passed, but I already knew him well because of my musically-inclined mother. I grew up in a home filled with music, free-thought and higher philosophical pursuits … Continue reading Celebrating Bob Marley
Y’all know how much I love tv, and like everybody else, I especially love The Office (except for my sister, she hates it, but she’s from another planet). With the approaching departure of Steve Carell’s character from The Office, I’ve been going over great Micheal Scott conversations (problem: they’re all great) with hopes of sharing some … Continue reading Goodbye, Michael.
On Saturday, the NYC organization Books Through Bars, a non-profit that raises money to send books to incarcerated people in prisons, along with Justseeds, a social and political artist’s cooperative, will be presenting VOICES FROM OUTSIDE, An Art Exhibit and Benefit Auction. The event, designed to raise money for postage to send books to prisoners, will include … Continue reading Books Through Bars
I know there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but oftentimes when I open a menu, I’m a little surprised (an $18 vegetarian burrito?!) at the prices. I quickly shut my eyes, wiggle my nose à la Samantha Stephens and hope that when I reopen my eyes, the prices will have changed in my favor. … Continue reading Dine In Brooklyn
As you know, I am an avid Jeopardy! watcher, not a Johnny-come-lately-for-Watson watcher, but a bona fide fan. I watch it every night. Not for Alex Trebek’s shockingly consistent cardboard personality or even to make fun of the lame ‘story time’ with the contestants – You named your dog after your mother-in-law? Hilarious! What a trickster … Continue reading Best Moment in Cat Movie History