10 years ago | Visual Arts
The new tongue-in-cheek DIY book by Amy Sedaris (sister of David), Simple Things: Crafts for Poor People, inspired this blog--only we (naturally) crammed her ideas, which include assembling cutesy candles, ugly earrings and "crap caddies" from hou...
10 years ago | Music
"It's not a polite church festival...no one is kneeling when these guys are playing," says Paul English, co-founder of the Trinity Jazz Festival. And while patrons of the midtown church likely will not be genuflecting before the artists, maybe the...
10 years ago | Classical Music
After spending a year studying in Italy, Pierre Jalbert had a tough time ridding himself of all that ringing in his head. "Rome has over 900 churches," says the associate professor at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. He wrote the first ...
11 years ago | Random Ephemera
Here's the way our warped minds work--call it the pop-culture-heavy version of the over-egg-nogged and sleep-deprived, presented via stream of consciousness: the holidays...nativity scenes...Jewish Larry David eating baby Jesus from the cookie nat...
11 years ago | Design
In case you're not one of more than two million Americans who tuned into Mad Men for its fourth season (fans range from President Barack Obama to Meryl Streep), all you need to know is this: It's a 1960s drama set in an advertising firm oiled by b...