Thursday, August 12, 2010

All these mamis look fly today

Lots of things made me happy this week. Mostly the good things involved bacon (TWICE!) and 'forgetting' to brew my cold press so I got to drink the sugary variety from my local coffeeshop all week long. However, since I can't take most of you on a culinary tour of the Twin Cities I figured I'd share some fabulous links I came across instead.

1. Pat Benatar is releasing an autobiography entitled Between a Heart and a Rock Place. Just when I thought it wasn't possible to love her anymore. NYT reviews, all but declaring Benatar the darling of 80's rock while trashing Belinda Carlisle.

2. My favorite Newsweek columnist Julia Baird wrote a spot-on piece that discusses the below-the-surface feminist context that is driving many of Mad Men's current plotlines.

3. This is old-ish, but worth sharing. The summer Anthropologie magazine, translated as a Southern Gothic novella. So glad someone finally called out their ridiculous models/backdrops.

4. In case you didn't immediately recognize the title of this post, you should probably immediately listen to and begin working out to "Good Day" by Nappy Roots. It's the only song I've ever supported that includes a children's chorus.

Last, if you are in Minneapolis you should go see the Guthrie's production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Ricardo Antonio Chivera was spot-on as Stanley- equal parts mouth breather and sexual magnet. Equally impressive was Gretchen Egolf as Blanche. Her nerved up, cunning, but pitiful portrayal of Stella's sister will stick with you for a long time. (Especially her final exit from the stage- I got chills.) Fun fact from the playbill- in a working draft, Tennessee Williams originally named Stanley "Ralph". Can you imagine?!


LH said...

We saw Streetcar in Seattle last summer. I was crying at the end. Kind of embarrassing, but such an amazing production!