Archive for October, 2012

A Study in Emerald

Happy Halloween! I’ve been posting for the past month about All Hallow’s Read. If you’re not familiar with All Hallow’s Read, don’t worry, the idea is very simple: give someone a scary book for Halloween. Read more…

Letters of Note: Everything Comes to an End

The Small Assassin

I just finished Ray Bradbury’s The October Country. It’s a collection of macabre short stories, that Adrienne gave me for All Hallow’s Read, about “the horrors and demons that lurk within all of us.” I’ve been on a Bradbury kick lately and if you’ve never read his work before, this would be an excellent introduction. Read more…

How Music Works: An evening with David Byrne & St. Vincent

Adrienne and I had the great pleasure of seeing David Byrne & St. Vincent in concert last night at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre. The experience was thrilling. I’m a big fan of both these artists and their collaboration on Love This Giant is pure simpatico. It’s bizarre, beautiful, and a lyrical feast. One of the better albums I’ve heard in 2012. Read more…

Binders full of women cost 77 cents while binders full of men cost $1.

Ryan Teague Beckwith

Radiolab: Dark Side of the Earth

  • October Country
  • The October Country by Ray Bradbury

The October Country

Adrienne gave me an early gift for All Hallow’s Read. Ray Bradbury’s The October Country. It’s a collection of macabre short stories about “the horrors and demons that lurk within all of us.” I love this passage from the introduction: Read more…

Fred Rogers on PBS

Earlier today, I posted a link to an article written by Levar Burton on the importance of PBS. It underlines an ideological difference (there are many) between our Presidential candidates and I truly feel that it cannot be dismissed. Read more…

Levar Burton: What Romney doesn’t get about PBS

They play the most incredible dance-rock I’ve heard around the city as of late...I could go on and on about how I'm in love with the lyrics and the keys, but a round of applause needs to be made to their drummer.

Culture Mob on The West

The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury

I posted this recording shortly after the passing of Ray Bradbury in June of this year and I wanted to post it again. It’s a gorgeous love letter from Neil Gaiman to one of his idles and it’s one of my favorite short stories. It’s the perfect balance of sentimentality, sincerity, and magic. It’s an engrossing monologue. Read more…