Knitting and model making of course.
I’d meant to call this out earlier, when everyone was talking about the new Boston Globe website.
The newspaperâ€™s existing site, Boston.com, will remain free and will offer breaking news, blogs, photo galleries, sports coverage, and a limited selection of stories from the paper.
Emphasis mine. I think this might be one of the reasons there wasn’t a huge uproar in Boston about the Globe starting to charge for online content. The new site has been live for over a month now, and today was the first time I tried to get to a page that was blocked.
The Boston Book Festival kicks off tomorrow with a discussion on The Art of The Wire. I’ve never been to one of these, but I’m always curious… Did The Wire just get lucky with amazingly insightful actors able to discuss race, class, institutional failure and the visual novel? These are heady topics, I wouldn’t have thought actors would generally be the best to discuss them. I don’t know who would be MORE qualified, though.
Kick off the Boston Book Festival with a thoughtful and timely exploration of The Wire with its cast and creators. Its creator, David Simon, referred to this powerful, gritty, and all-too-realistic exploration of urban poverty as a "visual novel." The Wire, perhaps the most critically-acclaimed series in television history, has been compared to Dickens, to Greek tragedy, even to Shakespearean drama. It is both high art and social commentary. Join several cast members and writer/producer George Pelecanos in a conversation about The Wire and issues of race, class, institutional failure, and the visual novel. The discussion will feature Donnie Andrews (the real "Omar"), Fran Boyd (the inspiration for David Simon’s The Corner), Tray Chaney ("Poot"), Robert Chew ("Prop Joe"), and Jamie Hector ("Marlo Stanfield") and will be moderated by Reverend Eugene Rivers, co-founder of the Ten Point Coalition.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston is right next to the #occupyboston campground. This was taken from the 23rd floor of the Fed’s office. There’s something to the fact the picture was taken from high above in the Fed, right? It’s symbolic of something…
Thanks to Thea for helping out.
The Red Sox have had a pretty up and down season. I’m still not sure what to say about it, but there’s humor in pain. Especially other people are making fun of my pain. Anyway, I thought these Tweets were good.
Susan Olsen, who you may know as Cindy Brady, from The Brady Bunch, also makes Fluff art. Her work is currently showing at Bloc 11 Cafe in Union Square, Somerville. Union Square is the home of this weekend’s Fluff Fest. I know all of this because that’s me on the Cooking Contest Judge page right under the astronaut and State Representative. No offense, Mr. Astronaut and Ms. State Representative.
Our friend Ali made a video of the pop up restaurant we put together in May. It’s only a minute and I’m psyched with how it came out.
Also, our summer project Eat at Adrian’s got a nice review in the Boston Globe.
Eat at Adrianâ€™s is part of a motel, and the atmosphere is fairly basic, aside from the view of Cape Cod Bay. The food, however, is anything but. The menu incorporates seasonal ingredients and local seafood, including a sampler of fish charcuterie. One evening it features a pot of cod rillettes, fish pate with pickled mustard seeds, smoked salmon, and fuchsia beet-cured scallops. These are accompanied by a variety of pickles (sunchokes!), mustard, and toasts.
Click through for the rest. Yes, we have a drink called the Honey Badger.
In more exciting news, tickets for this year’s Ice Cream Showdown are on sale right now.
My street floods fairly regularly because we’re below the hills of Somerville so it’s no surprise, with Hurricane Irene and all, that my street would flood this weekend, too. That said, I expected it’d actually wait for the hurricane to get here to start. Irene is supposed to get here sometime tomorrow…
I just want to make sure Iâ€™m Glen Davis wherever Iâ€™m at. I think I can be Glen Davis wherever. It just depends on the system, the people around the system, whoâ€™s going to let Glen Davis be Glen Davis, not make Glen Davis something they think he should be.
From a column by the terrible Dan Shaughnessy.