Destroyer, Kaputt + Destroyer and War on Drugs @ Cabaret Mile End
Kurt Vile, Smoke Ring for a Halo + "The Creature"
Wilco, The Whole Love
Forest, s/t & Full Circle
figs. a & b: ooh la la!
Faces, Ooh La La
P.G. Six, Starry Mind
Thurston Moore, Demolished Thoughts + Bardo Pond, Thurston Moore w/ Whiteout, and Metal Mountains @ Poisson Rouge, NYC, June 2011
Metal Mountains, Golden Trees + P.G. Six & Helen Rush, "Take It As It Comes"
Karen Dalton, In My Own Time
V/A, Never The Same: Leave-taking From the British Folk Revival, 1970-1977
fig. c & d: G.J.!
Glenn Jones, The Wanting, Barbecue Bob in Fishtown, and Against Which the Sea Continually Beats + Glenn Jones @ Casa del Popolo, Mtl x 2 (June & December 2011)
The Pentangle, Solomon's Seal
Fleetwood Sack @ Casa del Popolo, Mtl
Flying Burrito Brothers, Burrito Deluxe & The Gilded Palace of Sin
J. Mascis, Several Shades of Why
P.J. Harvey, Let England Shake
Led Zeppelin, III
Davy Graham, Folk, Blues & Beyond
Wye Oak, Civilian
Orchestre Poly-rythmo, Cotonou Club
fig. e: Melville's NYC by Leyda
Herman Melville, Moby Dick + Jay Leyda, The Melville Log: A Documentary Life of Melville
Ben Katchor, The Cardboard Valise + Ben Katchor @ Drawn & Quarterly, April 2011
Gabrielle Hamilton, Blood, Bones, & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef
David Tanis, Heart of the Artichoke and Other Kitchen Journeys
Misha Glouberman with Sheila Heti, The Chairs Are Where the People Go + Trampoline Hall Mtl, hosted by Misha Glouberman, curated by Mark Slutsky and Sheila Heti
fig. f: J.B.!
Frédéric Morin, David McMillan & Meredith Erickson, The Art of Living According to Joe Beef: A Cookbook of Sorts + "The Radical French-Canadian Comfort Food of Joe Beef" (as told to Kate Heddings), Food & Wine, October 2011
Adam Leith Gollner, "The Glabrous Fruit of Samarkand," Lucky Peach #2
Kermit Lynch & Co., Inspiring Thirst: Vintage Selections from the Kermit Lynch Wine Brochure
John McPhee, The Crofter and the Laird
Garden & Gun, "50 Best Southern Foods" issue, October/November 2011
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
Noel Perrin, Amateur Sugar Maker
Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio
Mark Kurlansky, The Big Oyster: A Molluscular History of New York
fig. g: G.B.!
Petite Planète books
fig. h: W.A.Y.!
We Are Young, dir. Thompson and Hammid
Patience (After Sebald), dir. Gee
The Trip, dir. Winterbottom
Contagion, dir. Soderbergh
fig. i: fun w/ Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Smith, dir. Hitchcock
Les Plages d'Agnès & Daguerreotypes, dir. Varda
Beat the Devil, dir. Huston
The Ides of March, dir. Clooney
Mister Deeds Goes to Town, dir. Capra
Blue Valentine, dir. Cianfrance
Of Gods and Men, dir. Beauvois
fig. j: fun with Mr. & Mrs. Bonner
Adam’s Rib, dir. Cukor
My Dinner With André, dir. Malle + “My Dinner with My Dinner With André” theme party hosted by Mark Slutsky
Melancholia, dir. Von Trier
Food & Drink
Sally's Apizza, New Haven, CT
fig. k: A.B.!
Arthur Bryant's, Kansas City, MO
Newsom's Old Mill Store, Princeton, KY
Fatty 'Cue, NYC
Hot Bird, NYC
La QV Été, Mtl
White Manna, Hackensack, NJ
Pies & Thighs, NYC
fig. l: Michelle @ Prune
Bon-Ton Mini Mart, Henderson, KY
Shopsin’s General Store, NYC
Green Mountain Pizza @ American Flatbread (Waitsfield, VT), Parker Pie Co. (West Glover, VT), and Pizza on Earth (Charlotte, VT)
Nora Gray, Mtl
Fleisher's @ Joe Beef, Mtl
Montreal Oyster Festival
fig. m: kaffeeklatsch!
Fruit socials (strawberry, raspberry, blueberry)!
Okanagan Wine Tour + The Waterfront, Kelowna, BC
Liquor Barn + Lynn's Paradise, Louisville, KY
tasting menu @ Lawrence + Domaine de la Roche Buissière Côtes du Rhône 2007 "Flonflons"
Kootenay Alpine Cheese Co. "Alpindon"
Jasper Hill Farm "Harbison"
Maplebrook Farm burrata
This American Life (among our favorites of the year: #218, "Act V;" #440, "Game Changer;" #443, "Amusement Park;" and #452, "Poultry Slam")
The Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT
Melville tour, NYC
Helen & Ian's wedding
fig. n: shrooms
vintage Finnish bowls
Heritage Leather Co. bags
Naked & Famous jeans
Les Étoffes, Mtl
Summerland Thrift Store, Summerland, BC
Kingsland Bay State Park, VT
Menace & Strindberg
All the best to all of you!
Saturday, December 31, 2011