golden gate glory

every man should be allowed to love two cities, his own and san francisco. -gene fowler

I think that the best part of living alone is that you can decorate your kitchen with a Dolly Parton and jackelope theme and NO ONE CAN TELL YOU NOT TO.

newyorker:


"When breaking the ice with someone you’ve just met, you might hesitate to bring up sex (creepy!) or death (morbid!). Food, on the other hand, provides an instant topic of conversation that anyone can join, inoffensive without being boring."

Bee Wilson discusses the allure of food writing in her review of Sandra Gilbert’s “The Culinary Imagination.”
Photograph by Emmanuel Pierrot/Agence Vu

newyorker:

"When breaking the ice with someone you’ve just met, you might hesitate to bring up sex (creepy!) or death (morbid!). Food, on the other hand, provides an instant topic of conversation that anyone can join, inoffensive without being boring."

Bee Wilson discusses the allure of food writing in her review of Sandra Gilbert’s “The Culinary Imagination.”

Photograph by Emmanuel Pierrot/Agence Vu

“Step one. Suppose you clear away all the happinesses that you distrust? Step two. Clear away all the unhappinesses that you have come to trust. Get rid of them too, don’t count on your miseries or your titillations. What will be left behind? Perhaps, after you’ve cleaned all that out, you might find in the back of your cupboard something like the theme of the Goldberg Variations. A deeply trustable happiness. A tender, discombobulating — but not discombobulated! — smile with just enough sadness and loss in it to be believable, to be endurable.”

Jeremy Denk's beautiful meditation on ”the mishmash of reverence and irreverence” in Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

Lest we forget, happiness is a learned capacity

(via explore-blog)

I have achieved the impossible and landed a not horribly priced apartment in an LA neighborhood that is cool but not douchey. I LOVE IT.

Whit Stillman’s “The Cosmopolitans”

newyorker:

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Richard Brody on Whit Stillman’s Amazon pilot:

“In effect, for Stillman, exposition is a matter of form; the deft interweaving, from the very start of “The ‘Cosmopolitans,’ of disparate situations arises from a sense that labelling, whether through self-identification or the identification of others, is itself an act of high drama.”

Above: Adam Brody (left) and Adriano Giannini in “The Cosmopolitans.” Photograph courtesy Amazon Video

WHIT STILLMAN AMAZON PILOT. THIS JUST MADE MY LIFE.