Kathryn Borel’s failsafe butterpants hollandaise method

Cooking the Books – Episode 8 – Kathryn Borel from The Awl on Vimeo.

Momofuku pork buns with Sam Lipsyte and Ceridwen Morris

Cooking the Books — Episode 7 — Sam Lipsyte and Ceridwen Morris from The Awl on Vimeo.

People live and learn but you're still learning

While researching a This Recording post about how Joni Mitchell and Graham Nash’s love affair affected their respective artistic outputs — because, I guess, I have assigned myself to be the Us Weekly of 40 years ago? –   I fell into a YouTube odyssey of Graham Nash’s British Invasion band The Hollies, specifically, an odyssey [...]

GIRL POWER at the 92nd St. Y Tribeca tomorrow!

This event will feature Supercute!, as seen above, Marisa Meltzer on Courtney Love, Sean Fennessey on Nicki Minaj, me on Liz Phair, and Elizabeth Spiridakis on Lady GaGa.  If you’ve ever wondered “what it feels like in the world/for a girl,” well, this ought to clear things up.

Pleased to meat you

Cooking the Books — Episode 6 — Julie Powell from The Awl on Vimeo.

Marisa Meltzer on Cooking the Books!

Cooking the Books — Episode 5 — Marisa Meltzer from The Awl on Vimeo.

Bike snobbery

I generally resist ever blogging about my bike-riding adventures mostly because Bike Snob NYC exists and he says everything I think about while riding my bike so much better than I ever could.

The secret of that blog is that its author is not really a snob at all.  He is just a guy who rides [...]