Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Favorite Books of 2015

Here are my favorite books I read in 2015:

The Musical Brain by C├ęsar Aira

Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

Sex, Economy, Freedom, and Community by Wendell Berry

Falconer by John Cheever

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Within a Budding Grove by Marcel Proust

I Scrape the Window of Nothingness: New and Selected Poems by Stella Vinitchi Radulescu

Disturbances in the Field by Lynne Sharon Schwartz

Memento Mori by Muriel Spark

All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Weekly (or Monthly) Discoveries

These are all very, very old (by internet standards). Sorry.

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// Favorite Top Ten -

// Favorite Pre Late Show Segment -

Friday, May 29, 2015

Weekly Discoveries

// I Miss This Adam Sandler -

// Favorite Upcoming Android Feature (or, Why I Own an Android Phone) - The new Photo app is great too, but this feature is crazy.

// Favorite Old Last Week Tonight Segment -

// Favorite App That Doesn't Help Me in Any Way (See Above) -

// Favorite Supercut -

// Favorite First Letterman Show - Goodbye, Dave. You will be missed.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Weekly Discoveries

A few weeks and months late on many of these.

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// Favorite Crowdsourcing  -

// Favorite Keynote -

Monday, April 6, 2015

Favorite Songs of 2014

Just pretend this was posted a few months ago.

16. "Hear Me" - The Very Best

15. "Just One of the Guys" - Jenny Lewis

14. "Hang On" - Shad and DJ T.LO

13. "Blue Moon" - Beck

12. "Traditional Arrangement: Moonshine" - Alexandre Desplat

11. "My Wrecking Ball" - Ryan Adams

10. "Parade" - The Antlers

9. "Silver Joy" - Damien Jurado

8. "High Ball Stepper" - Jack White

7. "Water Fountain" - tUnE-yArDs

6. "Two Weeks" - FKA Twigs

5. "Terror of Wide Open Spaces" - Momcat

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4. "Red Eyes" - The War on Drugs

3. "Had Ten Dollaz" - Cherry Glazerr  (kinda cheated on this one, learned of this only a couple months ago, but oh well)

2. "Do You?" - Spoon

1. "Courtney Barnett" - Avant Gardener

Monday, December 29, 2014

Favorite Books of 2014

Beginning today I'll be looking back at some of my favorite media of this past year. Starting out, it's my favorite fifteen books of 2014:

American Blues by Evan Guilford-Blake

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

Blood Meridian, or, The Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy

Cathedral by Raymond Carver

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Ghosts by Cesar Aira

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Moons of Jupiter by Alice Munro

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples

Too Late the Phalarope by Alan Paton

Underworld by Don Delillo

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

White Girls by Hilton Als

What were some of your favorites for the year? Anything I need to put on my list for 2015?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Weekly Discoveries

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// Favorite Reason to be Thankful for John Williams -

Friday, September 5, 2014

Weekly Discoveries

// Favorite Song -

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// Favorite Podcast -   You Must Remember This

// Favorite Book -   We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

// Favorite Review of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves -  This one by the great Ian North.

// Favorite Prank -

Monday, August 25, 2014

Weekly Discoveries

Another belated weekly discovers. Think more monthly.

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// The End of the Ice Bucket Challenge -

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Weekly Discoveries

// Favorite Song -

// Favorite Song/Music Video - Thanks to Michial for this one.

// Thank you, Science -

// Favorite Music Video You've Already Seen -

// Favorite Re-Trailering -

// Favorite Short -