Passing Fancies: May 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

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Passing Fancies: April 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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Passing Fancies: January 2015


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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Passing Fancies: October 2014

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Reading: “Gone Girl.” I’m one of the last people in America to read this book, right? I saw the movie first.

Video: A binge-watch of the first season of “Blacklist” (James Spader!)

Audio: Autumn is always a good time for some Lloyd Cole.

Drink: Some delicious sangria at a tapas restaurant the other night, with my friend M.

Eats & Treats: Various kinds of apples from the farmers market

Garb: A new black cardigan-jacket purchased during Comptoir des Cotonniers’ summer sale

Beauty Products: Some early-release Christmas products (!) from LUSH (reviews to follow!)

Pleasure: Giving my first professional presentation on perfume advertising and art history (more to come, I hope!)

Worry: Ebola. No, just kidding. Maybe.

Stray thought: Since I have more even time than usual to appreciate them lately, I feel very fortunate to have the friends that I have, both near and far.

Image: Joseph J. Gould for Lippincott’s, October 1896.