Rue Magazine

Remember when I blogged about Lonny?

Well, a new (much-hyped) online home decor magazine hit the web today, Rue Magazine. I was beginning to feel fatigue from hearing about it over and over on twitter, but now that I can see the issue, all is forgiven and I’m ready to dive in.

No time to expand on it further, I must read the issue cover to cover!!


Monday Good Reads #2

Today for my Monday Good Reads I appeal to the testosterone-side of my readers and present for your consideration Dispatches, by Michael Herr.

This was another book assigned to me for a class (I will break this trend eventually I promise). Thing is, I ultimately dropped the class and read this book anyway, it was that good. This memoir was written after Herr, a war correspondent in Vietnam for Esquire, returned from the front and was published in 1977. At the time, as well as now, many veterans from this era are reluctant or unable to talk about their experiences–this provides a glimpse (at times graphic) into one of America’s worst foreign interventions. As a result of the critical acclaim of this memoir, Herr was consulted and credited as a writer in Vietnam War films Full Metal Jacket and Apocalypse Now.

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Actually, I have 2 copies of this book (mistake in ordering them back when I was in school). Anyone want to borrow one?

Music Rec: Ed Sharpe

Yes, it was last summer when “Home” became the song-of-the-moment, I even had it played at my wedding. Just in case you haven’t been paying attention, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are great. Check out the album “Up From Below” and songs “Home,” “Janglin” and “Black Water.”