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{February 8, 2011}   Yo La Tengo Does Seinfeld

At a show the band Yo La Tengo acted out an entire Seinfeld episode. You can watch it in part below:


{February 5, 2011}   Born Gay Photo Blog

Full of coolness: This blog that couples childhood pictures with personal essays by the people who are now gay, writing about their picture. NPR writes an article about the blog…very cool!

{December 11, 2010}   Patti Smith Webcast TODAY!

Go here to listen to Patti Smith talking about her award-winning memoir Just Kids. The webcast will be today (12.11), beginning at 2pm.

{December 9, 2010}   Christmas Gift Recs 2010

Can’t believe it’s Christmas time again. It’s just crazy how fast this year has gone by. Like last year, this year I compiled a list of the gifts I would want for myself.





List of top Hot things about 2010 and list of the top movie trilogies

{September 27, 2010}   Book Review: Stretch

Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude
by Neal Pollack

With the novel’s back cover touting the book “mercilessly lampoons the bizarre, omnipresent culture of yoga…” I steeled myself; ready for the onslaught of cyncism, snark and skepticism about my precious yoga, which I love, but the book’s back cover goes on to say that it’s “also a story of a profound personal transformation” and watching this transformation is what I really enjoyed about the book. Stretch is well researched, providing a wealth of information on the current yoga culture, various yoga styles and teachers, both the veritable and also the should-not-under-any-circumstance-be-able-to-teach-yoga-kind , and the mythology and history of yoga, which sounds boring and didactic, but I found it informative and useful. Pollack, questing for his “better self,” takes you on a funny journey deeper and deeper into the yoga world, shows you that, yes, it is bizarre and omnipresent, but he, as I did,  falls immediately in love with yoga at it’s best: when it’s pure and simple, and so the criticism he gives is with insight and passion and ultimately Stretch made me want to immediately get on my yoga mat.

You can read the first chapter here

Watch Neal’s yoga videos:

{September 23, 2010}   Recap of the week

I have been obnoxiously lazy about posting this week, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been paying attention. So I thought to have a nice little recap of things that crossed paths with me this week:

  • In case you still buy physical albums (like me) Rolling Stone lists the US’s Best Record Stores

{September 9, 2010}   Fashion Week UPDATED

For whatever reason I’m really into fashion week this year. It started today and if you’re into it as I am, here’s a New York Times site that has and will have pictures of all the collections.

UPDATE: Other great sites to enjoy fashion week photos:

More to come

{September 6, 2010}   Happy Labor Day!

In honor of the national day of rest, here’s author John Grisham on how he became a writer and began to work.

From the New York Times

It’s the summer, so NPR is shooting the breeze, talking about the best and worst of what’s new in pop culture. Listen here

et cetera