Monthly Archives: November 2010


On the sub­ject of things that land pre­cise­ly on the beat, I’ll men­tion Rudy’s Bar­ber­shop.  There are 7 in Seat­tle, 5 in LA and 2 in Port­land.  Thanks to Abra for turn­ing me on to these guys. My opin­ion of … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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homage to sartorialist

Fash­ion” as an indus­try is inti­mate­ly con­nect­ed to brand mar­ket­ing, and in this sense seems almost by con­struc­tion self-negat­ing.  If you’re being sold a “look”, then it’s not your own, and there­fore you’re a con­sumer, not a pro­duc­er.  Just as … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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seafood risotto

The blog seems like a bet­ter, more per­ma­nent repos­i­to­ry for recipes that mat­ter than the scraps of paper float­ing around our kitchen.  The fol­low­ing is from a note I print­ed out almost 10 years ago, attempt­ing to recon­struct an impro­vised … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Per­verse­ly, or per­haps guilti­ly, after putting a knife in Ian McE­wan in a pre­vi­ous post, I felt com­pelled to read his new book, Solar.  Pol­ished it off recent­ly while wait­ing for my new note­book to sync doc­u­ments.  This comes on … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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on the beat

I found my heart quick­en­ing in exhil­a­ra­tion today as I lis­tened to the White Stripes’ “Can­non” on the bus, from their first album.  It’s Son House’s ren­di­tion of “John the Rev­e­la­tor”, piped through the dark met­al of Zep.  These guys … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Now that the Wall Street Jour­nal pro­file has final­ly post­ed, I can share the pic­tures I took with my phone of the beau­ti­ful “map room” set the pho­tog­ra­phy crew built in a hotel near work for shoot­ing the por­trait.  (This … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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