Reading: The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
Audio: A nostalgic Bauhaus binge
Video: American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Reading: Emma Baxter-Wright, The Little Book of Schiaparelli. Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol.
Audio: All the songs from Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady, after seeing the revival at Lincoln Center two weeks ago
Art: It’s all Frida Kahlo all the time right now.
Video: Parfum (Perfume), the new Netflix thriller series
Is it already mid-December?!
Reading: I’m in the middle of Edwidge Danticat’s remarkable novel The Dew Breaker, from a recent Boxwalla “book box.”
Audio: After hearing a recent interview with Dolly Parton on NPR, I’m finally digging deeper into her impressive musical output. Better late than never!
Art: I need to get tickets to the Andy Warhol show at the Whitney.
Video: “The Kindergarten Teacher” with Maggie Gyllenhaal
Time for a mid-month check-in!
Reading: Just about to finish Kurban Said’s Ali and Nino, from a recent Boxwalla “book box.”
Audio: I’m hooked on Slicing Up Eyeballs’ 1980s playlists on Spotify. The “100 Best of Songs of 1980” may be my favorite one.
Art: Jewelry: The Body Transformed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Reading: Catching up on my New Yorkers, and just starting Ali and Nino by Kurban Said.
Audio: The soundtrack from “A Star is Born” (with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper) on Spotify. No shame.
Art: “It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200“ at the Morgan Library
Video: Inspired by the above, planning to re-watch Ken Russell’s Gothic (1986)
Eats & Treats: Everything pumpkin spice!!!! Yes, I’m kidding. I’m not really a fan.
Reading: Marta McDowell, The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books (a gift from Mr. Professor; highly recommended!)
Audio: Went to see my longtime musical love Lloyd Cole at City Winery; now I’m playing and replaying lots of his albums in the aftermath
Art: A recent visit to the Whitney
Video: “McQueen,” the documentary film about designer Alexander McQueen