12.18.2015

as promised: the roundup

Ok.
Well, one former classmate of Hannah's at Hunter did the musical of the year, Hamilton, and the other is the scumbag who buys drugs and raises their prices. I think he might be crazy, as you can read here about his recent arrest for fraud.
Another Hunter alum—who did not go to the dark side—Hannah's best hs bud Mira Silverman, has a child's herbal reader, Angelica to Zingiber for sale.
And speaking of A to Z, here's a guide to food in Rhode Island from Allie's Donuts to Zeppoles
Speaking of childhood friends, bluegrass musician Paul Brown (you may recognize his voice as NPR's news reader from Washington), has a show Across the Blue Ridge being aired January 2 and 3 and via podcast on West Virginia station WFDD. Supposed to be fab.
 Chien-Chi Chang's Jet Lag was selected as one of the year's top photo books by Time.
And speaking of photo books, Jamie's new best friend in France, Louis Stettner, has a book out of vintage pictures of the old Penn Station.
Speaking of magazines—you didn't know there were any left, did you?—here is a selection of the covers of the year.
Speaking of photographers,  Christina Amanpour CNN series called Conflict features Donna Ferrato. You can watch the series on the Atlantic. Also, if you are in Venice, you can catch her work in "Through Women's Eyes," along with that of Yoko Ono. Here is a NYT review of the show.
And speaking of old friends, my college bf, filmmaker Wesley Strick, and his wife made a short film about a Planned Parenthood clinic which won some awards. They put it up on line after the Planned Parenthood bombing in Colorado, and you can see Watching, Waiting here. He is also a writer for Amazon's series The Man in the High Castle, which has been renewed.
And speaking of violence, here is a map  How Many People Have Been Shot Near You? And another, How Many Hate Groups Are Based Near You?  And while we're at it, you are seven times more likely to be killed by a conservative extremist than a Muslim terrorist. I am just being nice not to say that most of them call themselves Christians. I know, Merry Christmas!
However, in better holiday news, Robert Bobrow's last Huffington Post column explains why low fat diets are bad for you. So enjoy the festive boards!
As for the rest of my roundup, I can't even. . .






6 comments :

otra rubia said...

My New Year's resolution: More French butter!

Claudia said...

No shit! It's the best!

DaDa said...

Finally the lasso has been flung; still, hearing the term old bf rattles my branches more than new gf, the jealous streak undiminished lo these many years.

Claudia said...

How very macho!

Claudia said...

And what happens if I have a NEW bf??

DaDa said...

New old? Old new?