Reading: I’m revisiting The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at bedtime these days. It delights and amazes me just as much as when I was in first grade.
Video: I enjoyed “Home Fires” — I didn’t love it, but it’s good fun and I love the costumes. Now I want to wear floral dresses, cardigans, and sensible shoes. Oh, wait — I’m already doing that.
Audio: Echo & The Bunnymen’s Songs to Learn & Sing just turned thirty years old. Wow.
Art: “Kongo: Power and Majesty” at the Met.
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My favorite month of the year!
Video: Mr. TC and I are glued to our weekly viewings of “Home Fires” and “Indian Summers” on PBS. Yes, we are old folks.
Audio: The Replacements (Tim is 30 years old?!)
Reading: Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me, thanks to my friend C. who loaned me her copy
Art: “Impressionism and the Caribbean: Francisco Oller and His Transatlantic World” at the Brooklyn Museum
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Video: “Woman in Gold”
Reading: Richard Price, Lush Life. It’s been on my to-read list for a few years. Many thanks to R. for scoring a free used copy for me!
Continue reading “Passing Fancies, August 2015”
Tra la, it’s May, the lusty month of May!
Video: “Wolf Hall” and “Game of Thrones”
Reading: A collection of Fran Lebowitz essays, which I was inspired to re-read after coming across this interview
Art: “Yoko Ono: One Woman Show” at the Museum of Modern Art Continue reading “Passing Fancies: May 2015”
Reading: A biography of Jean-Michel Basquiat that I bought years ago and was just inspired to read after seeing the current “Basquiat Notebooks” at the Brooklyn Museum
Art: See above
Video: “Game of Thrones” is back!
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Spring is in the air!
Reading: The catalogue for the exhibition “Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River” (Yes, things are CRAZY over here.)
Art: “Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic” at the Brooklyn Museum
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2015?! Yes, apparently so.
Reading: Next on my list: a volume of Shirley Jackson’s short stories that Mr. TC gave me for Christmas.
Video: “Downton Abbey,” of course!
Audio: Someone recently recommended the Songza app to me. A few of my favorite “stations” (so far) are 80s College Rock, Whip-Smart Women of the 90s, and The Goth Parade…
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