Stories about the series of tubes otherwise known as "The Internet", in three acts...
Act one: Two of our regular contributors unearth their Friendster accounts; what happens when an on-line community of 50 MILLION vanishes overnight?
Act two: The OK Computer generation is struck by OkCupid's arrow... "from a great height"...
Act three: I'm really into travel and yoga and I'm a free spirit...dottumblerdotcom...
From WBEZ in Chicago, these stories and more, when we come back... It's This American Life... Stay with us.
Lately I've been on a biography kick. I just finished John Huston's autobiography "An Open Book" and right now I'm in the middle of one on Peggy Guggenheim called "Art, Lover". Next is "Fake!" by Clifford Irving, the story of Elmyr de Hory, the greatest art forger of our time.
Another Earth, Beginners, Submarine. My favorite film is probably Alfonso Cuarón's Great Expectations which is a minor work not universally praised but it's the film that made me fall in love with cinema.
Yo la Tengo, Chet Baker, Caetano Veloso, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Waits, Belle and Sebastian, Bill Evans, Elton John, Ben Folds, Stereolab, Joan as Police Woman, Joanna Newsom, Feist, Serge Gainsbourg, Conor Oberst, M. Ward, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Blossom Dearie, Neil Young, Graham Nash, Broken Social Scene, Mates of State, Gilberto Gil, Hall and Oates, Microphones, Modest Mouse, Ugly Casanova, Spiritualized, Beulah, Pulp, Guided by Voices, Jesus and the Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, I could go on...
2. Food and Drink (please don't say "foodie")
3. Camera (my personal creative outlet)
4. Knowledge and Information (my phone, the internet)
5. Understanding (of the Universe and our place in it)
6. Friends and Lovers to share the previous five with.
Or less specifically, you're a classy lady looking for someone to be classy with.
Or in a word...glasses.