Dave’s Mad Men Birthday

Confession: I’m not a fan of Mad Men. But I am a fan of my good friend Dave, theme parties, and teased hair. bunch of goofballs Oh, it’s a prop. Dave (man of the evening) and Angela, our gracious hosts. The bohemian ads man, complete with neckerchief Two of the prettiest ladies in town. Stylin’ […]

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec Vol. 1

“Pterror Over Paris and The Eiffel Tower Demon” by Jacques Tardi French heroine, Adèle Blanc-Sec uncovers a series of wacky mysteries in pre-World War I Paris. Psst: My boyfriend/book model is so cute! Some people read books for characters they can relate to. Not me. I like Adèle Blanc-Sec (in part) because I cannot relate […]

Heather’s Organoke Birthday

(I stole the term ‘organoke’ from Gavin- it’s too good!) Had a ball at Heather’s birthday party. She brought Frances Farmer Organ Karaoke to her living room and gave a number of dazzling performances. This included everything from costume changes, the Charleston, and backing choruses. Yeeeah, Heather is a rockstar… And a wonderful person besides. […]


I LOVED this fairy tale as a child- I remember reading it and getting chills (my other favorite was the similarly dark “Robber Bridegroom”). Catherine Breillat’s re-interpretation has a nice frame tale of two sisters in the 1950s. They are reading the story aloud in the attic, picking on one another, and having adorable conversations […]