Reading: Jean-Claude Ellena’s The Diary of a Nose: A Year in the Life of a Parfumeur
Video: The final season of “Lewis” on Channel 13
Audio: During the current heat wave, lots of cool- and shady-feeling music…Cat Power, Holly Cole, Elliott Smith
Art: I’m hoping to see the Stuart Davis show at the Whitney this week.
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Reading: Diane Arbus: In the Beginning.
Video: “The Night Of,” on HBO.
Audio: My earworm for the past few days has been Simon & Garfunkel’s “American Tune.” Long story.
Art: Centuries and centuries of glass objects and glass art at the Corning Museum in Corning, New York.
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Reading: Patricia Bosworth’s biography of Diane Arbus. Work-related, but pretty engrossing nonetheless.
Video: I’m about to start watching “Lady Dynamite,” Maria Bamford’s new Netflix series.
Audio: Earlier this month, I had Beyoncé’s “Hold Up” playing on heavy rotation for a while. I think it was the sample from that old Andy Williams song that hooked me, subconsciously…
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Reading: I just picked up a copy of Whit Stillman’s Love and Friendship. I’m a longtime admirer of Mr. Stillman.
Video: Game of Thrones
Audio: Prince (of course) Continue reading “Passing Fancies ~ May 2016”
Reading: Reaching the end of A Little Life. (Thanks to T. for lending me her copy!)
Video: Catching up on some movies we missed last year, like “Spotlight” and “The Big Short”
Audio: This week, Kirsty MacColl’s “Kite” over and over
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