Tag Archives: hip

where’d you go, bernadette?

Our friend Maria Sem­ple mailed us an advance copy of her new nov­el, Where’d You Go, Bernadette? a few weeks ago.  Adri­enne took the first nib­ble, then qui­et­ly devoured it in a few hours, a sphin­xy smile on her face.  … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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bear pond espresso

Much has been writ­ten about the food scene in Tokyo.  In the end, maybe it’s just a very, very big city.  The “largest met­ro­pol­i­tan area in the world”, says Wikipedia, and among the dens­est (at more than 37,000 per square … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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tel aviv / berlin

It’s time to break this dry spell on the blog.  Let’s begin with some notes I jot­ted down on the plane back from a trip to Tel Aviv and Berlin a cou­ple of weeks ago. For me, the anti­sym­met­ri­cal ideas … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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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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sibylle baier

Shar­ing a new dis­cov­ery, an unex­pect­ed trea­sure cour­tesy of the hip priest.  Sibylle Baier was a minor film actress in the 70s, appear­ing in Wim Wen­ders’ Alice in the Cities (1974).  She also wrote songs for her­self and those close to her, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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