Monthly Archives: October 2006

QotD: Ghost Story

Do you believe in ghosts?  Have you ever seen a ghost?  Submitted by Nancy. I don't believe in ghosts and I've never seen one, not counting Casper.

QotD: It’s All In The Stars

What's your sign?  What do you think of astrology and horoscopes? chart Me? Um, Cancer Sun, Capricorn Moon and Gemini rising (oh, and a bigger version of that chart is in Flickr). Oh, and astrology is bunk, but when've I ever let that stop me from looking into it?

QotD: Today’s Top 5

Books, movies, music; what's in your top 5 right now? The O'Jays' "Backstabbers," aka my cell phone's ringtone (this week, at least. Next week it might be Peter Bjorn and John's "Young Folks," Kenny Loggins' "Heart to Heart," Pavement's "Cut Yr. Hair" ) Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation […]

Snap, crackle …

Steve Reich – Eight Lines – www.londonstevereichensemble.com […] Time changes when you listen to Steve's music. It is, or rather was, so unorthodox, that the pulse and rate of breathing, thinking, and being, changes. It's like someone invented an alternative way of keeping time. A more human way – reflective of the ominous pain inherent […]

QotD: Good On A Cold Day

What food or drink do you love when it's cold out?  (Recipes and recommendations, please!) Drink? Hot sake. Tokyo Lobby serves it in a tall white pitcher that looks like a futuristic milk bottle. Diners then pour it into tiny white cups. Prism Cafe poured it into these clear plastic tumblers. Either way, I remember […]

QotD: On Podcasts

Do you listen to podcasts?  Are there any you'd recommend?  Inspired by Alex. C.P. Time #1: "Shortbus" I suppose this is as good a time as any to put up last week's conversation with Cecily about John Cameron Mitchell's "Shortbus." Cecily and her husband R. were part of the packed house that got to see […]

Look and feel

Dilemmas of Desire: Teenage Girls Talk about Sexuality […] In her book “Dilemmas of Desire: Teenage Girls Talk About Sexuality” (Harvard University Press), Deborah Tolman, the director of the Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality at San Francisco State University and a professor of human sexuality studies there, found that some 30 teenage girls […]

QotD: My Earliest Memory

What is your earliest memory?  Submitted by Megan. I was sitting in the dark at a small desk in our Wagon Way house's living room. My dad had just turned out the room's light and said something about how I could stay there all night if I wasn't going to finish whatever I was writing […]

Midnight rockers, city slickers

In case you missed the Craigslist post, this was Monday, 16 October 2006, @ Ireland's 32, San Francisco, CA: Toku "Secret Agent Man" Wu and Darby Li Po Price Glenda Bautista Glenn Fajardo and Olga Salamanca (aka Lumaya) and Samantha Chanse (Price, Wu and Chanse will play Nov. 22 at La Pena Cultural Center and […]

QotD: How To Kick A Cold

What do you do to get rid of a cold or flu?  Submitted by ashenflowers. Hydrate (rinse) and whinge (repeat). Kidding! Wait. (Apropos of nothing, I was watching CNN's "The Situation Room" in the last hour and the lower third said "Rice Trip to Asia." Coals to Newcastle, I thought.)