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"Do NOT Touch My Hair"// The Natural Hair debacle...

It’s 2015, and we’re still taking the self love and appreciation thing seriously. We’re still obsessing (rightfully so, I must add) over our God given curls. 909 more words


Zadie Smith, Lifevest

In which Carrie goes back to college . . . . 

This itch.  Once at the height of my intellectual stamina.  The time when the person starved of morality sees the world through literature, and begins, anew, on a quest for purpose. 728 more words


"Antonioniennui" on the big screen! - L'Aaventura in 35mm reignites my love of Antonioni.

Last night Patt and I had the rare opportunity to see Michelangelo Antononi’s film “L’Avventura” as a 35mm film print at the Northwest Film Center. It was shown as part of the Italian Style exhibition at the Portland Art Museum. 1,757 more words


Italian Perfection: Portland Art Museum and Third Angle New Music bring 20th century Italy to life

THANK YOU, THANK YOU THIRD ANGLE! The “Made in Italy” concert, in conjunction with the Portland Art Museum is one of my top 3 favorite shows you have ever done. 866 more words


Taranath Rao at 100: Guruji in Memoriam

I remember once telling my old tabla teacher, Taranath Rao, that I had wrestled in high school. I recall being quite surprised to find out that he too was a youth wrestler! 952 more words


Zadie Smith Should Be Required Reading

Hello, I just finished book #17 of 2015, and I want to reread it immediately. I read Zadie Smith’s NW and I cannot recommend it highly enough. 904 more words



She is sitting in the hall. There is a lot she has to write because she does not know when she will have to stop. She has told herself to forget about that day; that when the day comes, there will be no more time to feel. 459 more words