Friday, November 7, 2014

Friday Reads

Frieze Art Fair 2014 Is All About the Food
by Jane Frye
The Frieze Art Fair is back in New York for the third year in a row, taking the city's art scene by storm in the hopes of creating "the ultimate art fair experience." It's no surprise then that together under a magnificent serpentine tent of "the most exciting contemporary galleries from around the globe," you will not only find some of the world's best art but also some of New York City's best and most sought-after food. Feeling inspired? Hungry? We've done the leg work for you to present the best food and art pairings from the event, starting with a chilled slice of the one and only "Crack Pie" from two-Michelin starred chef David Chang's Momofuku empire. Enojy the addictive dessert while checking out "A Certain Framework #1 (wood)," by european artist Su-Mei Tse.
Read More at The Daily Beast


Movie Review: Gone Girls & Nice Guys
by Scarlett Harris
The movie version of Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne and Rosamund Pike in the title role and based on the 2012 book of the same name by Gillian Flynn, was released in theatres in October. While Flynn’s manuscript gives equal time to its disturbed married main characters in the form of Amy Dunne’s (Pike) dairy entries and alternating chapters from Nick’s point of view, the film adaptation made it clear that Gone Girl isn’t about the gone girl in question at all, but about her NiceGuy™ husband, who is sick and tired of all the “crazy bitch whores” in his life “picking [him] apart”, and how he deals with his wife’s sudden disappearance. Sounds like a real nice guy to me!
Read More at Scarlett Woman


Expats
by Nat Newman
I'm an Australian woman living in Croatia. I'm only 35, but this is the 5th country that I've lived in. I'm not a "3rd culture kid" - I didn't move around much growing up. These are all countries I've chosen to live in as an adult, for various reasons.

I am one of more than 200 million people living as an expat.
Read More at The F Word


Sticks and Stones and Jokes
by Jadehawk
The belief that words, especially if intended as humorous, cannot cause harm is counterfactual. And because it is counterfactual, it does harm in itself.

First, I'd like to point out that in many cases, even people who make this claim often don't act as if they believed it: e.g. people who will defend the use of slurs because words are harmless will easily turn around and whine for ages about how being criticized is bullying. That's not behavior consistent with "words don't harm", it's behavior consistent with a belief that some words don't cause harm, while others do.
Read More at Secular Woman Salon


Final Season of Newsroom, Grace & Frankie, & Halloween
This Sunday on HBO at 9pm, the final season of The Newsroom begins. There are only 6 episodes this season and I hope you watch them because Aaron Sorkin has outdone himself with the finale he has created. All the actors (and HBO execs) were on pins and needles wondering what he would come up with . . . especially given that he ended Season 2 with what could have been interpreted as a finale. In the last episode, he gave me an extended scene to die for and wraps up Leona’s and the newsroom’s dilemma in the most surprising way. But to ‘get’ it, you need to have seen all the previous 5. It’s worth it. And so moving!




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