The current Bookshelf -- PIMP by Iceberg Slim, "La Strada del Fungo
e El Tartufo" (it's a cookbook), the latest chronicles of the
Beaudelaire orphans in "A Series of Unfortunate Events", a Charles
Bukowski novel, a Bartle Bull yarn, a trashy Andrew Vachss mystery,
and the latest issues of Saveur, Skin Two, and W magazines.
Some Cinema titles on the front burner -- Casablanca, All That
jazz, The Killing (NOT the series, Kubrick), Breathless, Murder My
Sweet, La Strada, Belle de Jour, Manhattan, His Girl Friday, The
Thin Man, Fritz the Cat, Buckaroo Banzai, Panic in Needle Park,
..... who's kidding who here??
Way too many to mention.
Film Noir, to Animation, to Grade-B Shlock, to Independent Film, to
Documentaries ... the list keeps on growing.
On the Victrola -- Jazz and Big Band today. All sorts of weirdness
tomorrow. Afro-Cuban Punk???
Gastronomy -- Alpaca Milanese to Mâche to HoHos. Your call...