Author Archives: Steve

Tone-deaf dining

John Winterman, maitre d’ at Daniel restaurant in New York City, gives us “Eat This List: 5 reasons you (yes you) should embrace fine dining“.

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Cultural Surrogate:

Time Kreider: Unalloyed honesty is the iridium of the information economy — vanishingly rare, and therefore precious. We don’t respect people like Louis C.K. or George Saunders because of their credentials; it’s because they’re among the few people in public … Continue reading

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Ghetto Pudding, or: Adventures in Bad Food Ideas

Let’s say you have several cupboards. One such cupboard hides cannisters of forgotten, rarely-if-ever-used Coffee-mate brand powedered non-dairy creamer, a non-food foodstuff. Let’s further suppose that instead of just throwing said cannisters in the garbage, you wonder what one could … Continue reading

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King of the Hill, or: About as Stealthy as ‘Alulcard’ and ‘Dr. Acula’

The A.V. Club has: An interview with Joe Hill A glowing review of Hill’s latest, NOS4A2 I’ve been meaning to read “Locke & Key” for ages; perhaps this will provide the impetus. See also: Owen King’s sparkling debut (a review … Continue reading

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2013.04.27: TV Thoughts

By numerical date it’s the two-year anniversary of The Tornado; by day, though, that will always be a Wednesday. It’s not the same if you’re not huddled in the basement of BB Comer as the power and internet and phones … Continue reading

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“We should be more like …” [Grimes]

Salon has a post (“I don’t want to have to compromise my morals in order to make a living”) about/by the musician/artist Grimes. It’s a name I’d heard before …

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“We should be more like …” [Jin Jeong]

Who is Jin? She describes herself as “a young South Korean female” and that she “wanted to hitchhike and see the universe. But I changed my mind and decided first to see more of this world.” Why is she relevant, … Continue reading

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[XF/M] S3E12 & S6E12: “The Sound of Snow” and “One Son”

M: Love and hate here. XF: Ms. S did not see that coming.

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[XF/M] S3E11 & S6E11: “Collateral” and “Two Fathers”

Tuesday evening we returned to our rotation. First: John Locke, Spike, and Art Bell in one episode … I can’t take credit for that way of looking at it, though, as it’s part of the A.V. Club review. Then: over … Continue reading

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The Supernatural vs. the Supersensible: ‘Bones’ and “The Pathos in the Pathogens”

No crime scene this week, no body dump … we begin with biohazard containment. A blogger has been killed by an unknown pathogen and dumped in a pile of veterinary waste. Her fiance, a source in the pharmaceutical industry, and … Continue reading

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