Longshot Magazine #1 available
I have a piece in the new Longshot Magazine, which in case you have not heard is a magazine created—start to finish—in forty-eight hours. The final product looks excellent and involved many talented folks; order a copy for just $11 here. (I wrote about tent revivals. The magazine theme was announced Friday afternoon but I wasn’t able to start thinking about it until late...
The NYT on Portland, ME →
1. Scratch is marvelous, but if you’re going all the way to SoPo for bagels, you should go to 158. 2. “A younger, more relaxed crowd flocks to Space Gallery (538 Congress Street; 207-828-5600; space538.org), scruffy art space by day and indie rock music spot by night.” The scruffiness does not end when the sun goes down, let me assure you. Especially if the tall guy with the...
So that's what that's like
Twenty-five miles on an ancient rickety mountain bike, with a backpack and the wrong shoes. One of the most interesting parts of this endeavor was noticing the difference in highway roadkill odors — they’re deeper, more complex than they are when you drive by in a car, even if the windows are open. A former porcupine smelled downright vegetal, almost like a well-tended compost bin. ...
Extremely dull and incredibly boring
Unfortunately for this corner of the internet, to say nothing of the people with whom I socialize in bars, most of the things that interest me on a daily basis are not interesting. It has been suggested that I write a book (or start a Tumblr, more realistically) called “An Encyclopedia of Extremely Dull Things.” The friend who suggested this was joking, I think, but the fact is it...
Subject: Mutant potato
My mom doesn’t have a Tumblr — not yet — so instead she emails me things like this. Update: “Dad is actually considering naming the potato and shellacking it. He wants to name it Victor.”
Hot days, cold drinks
You can, of course, just mix the Campari with some mandarin seltzer and a few slices of lemon. Or you can make a wicked float with the above ingredients minus the lemon and plus a few scoops of vanilla bean goat’s milk gelato.